Piorra Maison

Piorra Maison est le fière distributeur de Chalk Paint™ une peinture décorative par Annie Sloan à Montréal, Québec.
Piorra Maison is the proud Stockist of Chalk Paint™ decorative paints by Annie Sloan in Montreal, Québec.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Shabby Chic amour complete

A little while back I had showed you a beautiful shabby chic vintage dresser (view here) I was working on? Well I finally finished the piece and I am extremely satisfied with the outcome. A lovely piece in bad need of some Shabby Chic Amour. Here are the results.

This Piece is available for sale: $ 595.00 cdn 

The Morning I brought it to the store it was a beautiful sunny spring day. We off loaded it from the truck straight on to the sidewalk in front of the entrance. 

We added a few accessories and it was quite the attraction for the day.

Not something we would move in and out often. It is quite heavy with the mirror. We received many complements for the day on the piece and on the stores apperance. It is pleasant at times to hear positive feedback on all our efforts. The weather has been quite cold this spring and we are working hard to capture the feel of spring inside the store. Quite difficult on rainy dreary days. 

 At the end of the day we had to move the dresser inside. Here are a few shots from the interior. 

A few close-ups for you to scrutinize.

We hung a vintage looking scarf  from the drawers. 
Plastic knobs were replaced with glass knobs. 

The edges were sanded down with a hand held sander.  

The inside of the drawers had some pretty interesting mactac paper. Not very pretty, something you would pick up at the local grocery store. When I removed it, it left a sticky surface. 

I resolved this issue by layering pages from a badly damaged vintage book and sealing it with a sealant. Time consuming but worth it.  It adds a  little element of surprise. 

Lovely details surrounding the mirror. 

The Mirror is in great condition. Just enough patina to give it a nice vintage look but not enough to obstruct your view or reflection.

Details from the front of the dresser

A few more details. This is something I enjoy immensely. I love seeing how the whole piece comes together. 

Such great detailing to work with.

This is one of my first large pieces of furniture I refinished for resale.  I enjoyed every minute I worked on it.  My Shabby Chic Amour. Hopefully with many more pieces to come.

This Piece is available for sale: $ 595.00 cdn 
Please email me if you are interested at piorramaison@gmail.com
On another note:
I am in love with the fragrance Gin & Rosewater from a line called Tokyomilk. 

It has a light fresh citrus scent for the summer.

I burn the candle on my desk while I write my blogs. Its very soothing.

My friends Store is located in the Pointe-Claire Village, Mtl, Quebec
319 Lakeshore (Bord du lac)
Pointe-Claire, Qc
My words of inspiration for the day.

In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.
                                                                                          Albert Schweitzer

 I would love to read your comments. Your words are my inspiration
Thank you

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  1. I love it! The glass knobs are the perfect touch!

  2. That is a gorgeous dresser! It would have stopped me dead in my tracks at your store. Well done!

  3. This is a gorgeous piece! You did a great job! What color of paint? Did you use glaze? I love redoing furniture!

  4. It turned out awesome!! LOVING the inside of the drawers too. Wish I could see it in person!

    Hope you have a great weekend, Sherri

  5. What a beautiful dresser! Love th colors you used and the inside is amazing. I have a feeling it won't last long in your shop:)
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

  6. You did a beautiful job! I love the glazing and the drawer paper!

  7. Just beautiful, Caroline! I love all the detailing and the glass knobs are perfect for this. What a great piece to use for your displays, too.

    visiting from Time Travel Thursdays. : )

  8. What a beautiful dresser--so many pretty details in this piece. Love the color, too. The book pages were a very nice touch. Thanks for stopping by my blog today--I'll be following you back!

  9. gorgeous. I love the lining in the drawers. Special touches like that is what makes this piece.

  10. That is a beautiful chest of drawers. I'm a sucker for distressed furniture with so much detail. With shabby chic and French styles being so popular now, I'm sure it will only be a short time before this piece has a new home! Thanks so much for visiting my blog yesterday!

  11. GORGEOUS! I love your idea of putting book pages inside the drawers, genius!!

  12. Your dresser is gorgeous! Finished off perfectly in every way!

  13. Beautiful photos. An art in themselves.

  14. Hi Caroline,
    this is my first time to visit. Love what you did to that dresser, it is really beautiful.
    In fact, I enjoyed all of your photos, they were just lovely,

    Blessings, Nellie

  15. Beautiful dresser--your details down to the inside of the drawers are very pretty!

  16. The details on the dresser are fabulous! Thanks for sharing this @ Workshop Wednesday. Hope to see you this week!

  17. You mean there is actually a shabby chic store in the area?????? I'll be there!!!!
    Harriet Harris

  18. it turned out beautifully! i love the glazing on this piece- its' soft and pretty.