French Provincial bedroom furniture was popular for a number of years, from the 1950s to the 1980s.
FURNITURE MAKEOVER: PAINTING A FRENCH PROVINCIAL DRESSER
I bought the French Provincial dresser at an auction for $25. A deal for sure. The piece was a little beat up and missing one drawer pull but that wasn't a big deal.
Prep work comes before painting. I removed the drawer pulls first. TIP: Cover the screw holes on the inside of the drawer with painter's tape to keep paint from seeping into the drawer.
My second tip today is to mark the drawer on the backside or the bottom as to slot position in the furniture body. The photo above shows the drawer marked MT for the middle top position in the dresser.
The dresser had a lot of scarring and dings on the top. I have no idea where the streaks of blue paint came from.
I sanded the blue paint away and smoothed out a few of the scratches using my Ryobi Battery Powered Sander.