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Who LOVES French Provincial?

French Provincial certainly is making a comeback, and I LOVE IT!!!  I love the curves and the detailing - something you don't see a lot of in today's furniture market.

 

I know I have told you all about a French Provincial set I had picked up over a year ago from an elderly couple in Erie, PA.  They had to downsize, and I was able to get some beautiful, quality pieces!  

 

This beautiful China Cabinet was one of those pieces!  {I had the whole set, and would have liked to have sold it all together, but as things turned out I have sold each piece separately!  And that's ok, too.}

 

 

 

 I don't have pictures of the actual transformation of this piece, but I have gotten so much interest in the final finish/ color, I thought I would quickly share how my Wise Owl paints gave this piece a new and refreshed look!

 

I started with Wise Owl Bone for the inside.

 

 

 

 

Can I just mention....  painting the inside of a china cabinet when the side lights are fixed and don't open is kind of a lesson in  becoming a contortionist!!!  I also learned how to paint left-handed! The things you do and the positions you take to get that perfect finish can be comical!

 

At any rate, once the inside was all freshly painted and sealed, I mixed up three colors for the outside:

 

Bone, Glacial, and Smokey Quartz

 

 

 

This has a nice blue hue to it and I painted the inside (behind the doors) in Glacial.  But I wanted to tone that blue down a little, so I did a wash of Gray Linen and Bone and applied that over the first color mix. 

 

 

 

Once the wash was dry, I sealed it with out matte varnish

 

 

and then used our Mortar Glaze along the edges and detailing.  

 

 

 

For the hardware, I soaked them in white vinegar and water.  Then, I just cleaned them up with some steel wool and Bar Keeper's Friend.

  

Doesn't she look spendid now!!!  A nice, fresh and modern look to this pretty lady!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I think she is gorgeous and still waiting to find her forever home!!

 

French Provincial China Cabinet

$895

Franklin, PA

This French Provincial china cabinet has been painted and revived using professional paints and glaze. Blended in hues of blues, greys, and beiges, this piece has a refreshed, classic look that will easily fit into most decors.

Plenty of storage with 5 drawers that glide easily, and the beautiful top hutch with bowed glass to showcase your china and stemware. Measuring 59"w x 19"d x 78"h.

The gorgeous original hardware brings this whole look together.

Delivery or shipping available for an extra fee.

 

 

 

I hope you will follow along with me to see my other furniture art pieces.  For those of you who are new to my work, I specialize in stained art on furniture.  But I also love to use our Wise Owl paints and products to create unique finishes to update vintage furniture! 

 

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