Thursday, January 5, 2012

French Provincial Love

My new love affair is with the french provincial style furniture. My head turns in a flash when I see it... anywhere & everywhere!! Here are a few pics of recent project pieces I have purchased.

I actually went to purchase the pink desk set and the seller had these gems up for grabs also :)

They needed a little TLC and that's just what they got! Check out their after shots:

{I loved the BRIGHT pink color so much, I decided to revamp her in a bright frosted berry and add a dark glaze. I thought with the girly style & color, the hooty owl fabric went perfectly}

Check out those legs!

Original hardware with a color face lift.. I just love when I can use original hardware :)

Hoo wouldn't think this is cute? I know, I'm a hoot!

I loved the vanilla color I painted this beauty, however, my glaze was not so pretty on the top! I think it dried too fast or something?? Either way, there was no way I could live with it!! Yuck!

These details turned out really nice! I only wish all the drawers had them.

Another great leg shot :)

A little close-up of what I did to the not-so-great-glaze-job top

And here she is with paint, glaze and new hardware {the original was broken}

I found THE COOLEST replica book of prints from years past in the lone star state, AKA Texas, from the 1800's. I thought it would look cool to do a little Mod Podge top and then line the drawers.

.... and that's just what I did :)

I am still trying to find the time to work on the chairs. I have picked out a great fabric for them though, so I am counting that as a start.

*** Both desks are up FOR SALE! Check out my Facebook page and "like" it (all the cool kids are doing it). I add great vintage/junkin'/refinished items all the time. Wouldn't want you to miss out :)


  1. I just got a desk very simialar to this and painted it turquoise for our daughters room!!! Still undecided if I should glaze it or not!! Nothing else in her room looks "aged" far I've kept it bright and bold!!

  2. Kristy, I actually thought about painting the vanilla desk turquoise!! Great minds :)


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