Fixer Upper Style Bureau

I recently breezed through Fixer Upper’s Joanna and Chip Gaines new book The Magnolia Story.  I’m a fan of JoJos decorating style like many many other people, which must have influenced me to try a little something different with this tall chest of drawers that had been sitting in the shop for a few months.  The original piece was a dark stain all over which wasn’t brining the trim details into play enough for me.


Most pieces are very clear to me – I know pretty much exactly what I want to do with them the moment I see them, but this one came as part of a set that we refinished separately.  We finally just gave it a fresh coat of Annie Sloan Antique White Chalk Paint and a coat of GF HP Top Coat, but I knew it wasn’t complete.  I played with a General Finishes antiquing glaze called Van Dyke Brown and the brush strokes and moulding and dentil trim immediately came to life.  This set had a carved wheat inlay that would have been lost without the glazing, but now it sweetly comes forward.  There is a ton of depth in this piece, with light distressing and the glaze effect.  I sourced some cast iron drawer pulls which really drive the Fixer Upper rustic farmhouse look home.

18″ Deep x 36″ Wide x 48″ Tall




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