Friday, August 17, 2012

Antique Turquoise Chest (SOLD)

Oh, how I love turquoise....  is that obvious yet? :-)  I think it's such a fabulous color in general - and especially on old furniture. It lends itself beautifully to the distressed french style, and with a little dark wax it mellows and is absolutely wonderful.  I found this antique chest at an estate sale recently, and was so thrilled to buy it - it is super old, and has a great wood plank back and handmade nails. You just don't see furniture constructed like this anymore.
All three drawers are dovetailed and work perfectly, and I love the detail work on the drawer fronts. Also love the keyholes! 

The drop pulls are antique and original to the chest.

I've painted this lovely piece in the newest Annie Sloan color - Florence - and coated it with both clear and dark wax for protection and an aged finish. I really love the way this paint transforms with the addition of dark wax. I think this piece would be a gorgeous addition to any bedroom, and it's also the perfect height to be used as a tv stand in a family room. It would make a great foyer piece as well - definitely a great way to add a splash of color and character to any room. Measurements are 41'' long x 36'' tall x 17'' deep, and it's priced at $295 (SOLD).

If you're interested in purchasing this piece, please send me an email by clicking on the "Contact Me" tab above - thanks!



  1. Missing a pull on my dresser just like those. Where can I find them.

  2. Hi Mary! This piece actually came to me with these pulls, so I'm not sure where you could find one for your dresser. I'm sorry! My best advice is to call the manufacturer of your dresser and see if they can get you a piece of replacement hardware - I've had success on occasion by calling the furniture company directly. Best of luck to you!

  3. Hi there! I love your dresser! I was just wondering what paint is this??

  4. Hi Meghan! This is Florence chalk paint by Annie Sloan. Glad you like it! :-)