Dressers. Thursday , October 12th , 2017 - 18:45:49 PM
Second-hand dressers and sideboards can also be painted in any colour of your choice to match your kitchen or home interior, and make them even more unique to you. Once they have been painted you can distress them by sanding to make them really shabby chic in style. People often refer to French farmhouse style or English country cottage style dressers but there are many different styles of antique dressers out there, from many periods and many different areas of Europe. French-style shabby chic dressers tend to be very decorative and elaborate, whereas English country cottage dressers are plainer and often heavier in appearance. Whichever style you prefer the choice is endless, as there are very few antique dressers the same out there. Each one differs slightly due to being hand-made rather than mass-produced in the way that reproductions are.
French and English dressers were also made from different types of wood, and this can make a difference to their appearance. Some later dressers have glazed panels, and some just have shelves, which were originally for displaying plates and china on. Nowadays dressers are used for many different functions, rather than just being display cabinets. Rather than having a fitted kitchen a painted dresser or shabby chic sideboard can make a wonderful addition to a French farmhouse-style bespoke kitchen with free-standing units. Bespoke kitchens often represent the ultimate in luxury and style, but you too can have one without spending a fortune. Shabby chic is the perfect style to choose to create your own bespoke kitchen with affordable pieces of furniture, including an antique or vintage dresser or sideboard.
Among the many styles of handmade wooden furniture that are still favored today is the Queen Anne style. The Queen Anne style of handmade wooden furniture was first made popular in America between 1720 to 1760 and can be distinguished from other styles by the signature cyma, or S-curve, that is seen in the feet of a dresser or chair, and may also be worked into other parts of a piece of furniture. These S-curves blend well with modern styles of decorating by softening the look of a heavy piece of furniture with the gentle curves.
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