Using Heirloom Traditions French Vanilla

    Restoring a dresser using Heirloom Traditions French Vanilla

    When I saw this cute thing she was crying out for a new paint job.

    I found this cottage style dresser at one of the many booths in Round Top at the last Antique show.

    It had a nice paint job on it but after being in the weather at the show, it needed some sprucing up.  So I decided to use my favorite paint on it, Heirloom Traditions.  I chose French Vanilla because it goes well with cottage style furniture.

    It’s not a huge dresser so it would go well in a baby or child’s room or even a smaller bedroom.  It does not take up a lot of space but has 4 drawers for storage.

    Cottage style dresser beforeGO AHEAD, PIN IT!


    You will love Heirloom Traditions chalk type paint.  No sanding, no priming.  It’s so easy and it goes on like butter!


    Heirloom Traditions French VaniillaGO AHEAD, PIN IT!

    Here is the wax I used.  I decided to go with the clear wax because I just wanted the French Vanilla to be the star of this show.

    Heirloom Traditions Clear WaxGO AHEAD, PIN IT!


    Here she is after 2 coats of French Vanilla and 1 coat of clear wax.

    Cottage style dresser using Heirloom Traditions French VanillaGO AHEAD, PIN IT!

    Why buy expensive new furniture when you can find used pieces in great condition.  You can make them look new with Heirloom Traditions Paints.  You can find this dresser at Chic & Shabby, downtown Franklin.

    You can find any of these products here:

    Heirloom Traditions French Vanilla paint

    Heirloom Traditions Clear soft wax

    Best chalk brush – natural bristles


    For more French Vanilla goodness, visit some of my favorite blogs:

    Farm Fresh Vintage Finds used French Vanilla for a Dresser Makeover

    White Lace cottage mixed French Vanilla and Synery to paint her kitchen island

    Dearly Distressed used French Vanilla on this vanity



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    Heirloom Traditions French VanillaGO AHEAD, PIN IT!



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    • January 9, 2016 - 12:15 AM

      Anne - What a beautiful piece! I love the sweet details, and French Vanilla was a perfect choice.
      Have a great weekend!ReplyCancel

    • January 9, 2016 - 12:17 AM

      Deb - Thank you so much Anne! It is a cute chest.ReplyCancel