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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:

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


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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