Le French Maid and Le Assistant
Or- Easy Black and White Dresser and Nightstand!
I bought these pieces a few months ago from a Craig’s list add. I got such a deal on all of it!
I dub these pieces Le French Maid and her assistant.
This is the lovely dresser before, the finish is circa 1978
Lovey nightstand, that is not real wood on the top, it actually peels off……
After rummaging through my brain for a while, the dresser looked to me as if it were wearing a skirt. Since both piece are oh so French looking, I decided to take a “French Maid” point of view. (The real thing people, not the costumes you may have seen at your local Halloween Super Store recently!)
I used a Chalk Based Paint for the pieces in black and white. My go to now is ALWAYS Debi’s DIY Paint. The easiest paint I have ever used, and 100% Natural. I love the Clay in this paint, it is head and shoulders above every other similar product on the market. If you would like to try it out, click HERE or click on my side bard DIY Button.
I would recommend Little Black Dress and White Swan for this project.
I used my favorite “Paint Pen” in White. (Elmer’s happened to make this one) to highlight the curves and details, there are so many on these cute pieces!
I sprayed the original hardware in Flat Black and “Voila”, we are oh so chic and ready for service. Either as a dresser, or even as a whimsical piece in a living room.
The nightstand, “le helper” got the same outfit. They like to work together you know….
Ooo, and let’s a take quick peek inside her drawers, don’t worry, she is a modest kind of gal. Just showing her good taste:
Le French Maid and Le Assistant were actually shown around blogland in November 2011. They were thrilled to be given a 2nd debut.