Sunday, December 11, 2011

French Provencial Bedroom Set

When I found this set on Craigslist, the gentleman selling it said it was antique and solid wood.  Not so, my friends, not so.  It was vintage at best, and I'm not sure there was a solid piece of wood to be found.  The fronts of the drawers were actually made from plastic.  I figured this set would be a great test to see how well chalk paint really adhered to anything.  :)

I painted them in Provence CP, and used Old White as a trim color.  I lightly distressed and then waxed with clear and dark wax.  The chalk paint worked like a charm!

This is how they turned out~





Happy Holidays!!!

grabtt

21 comments:

Katie said...

It is so frustrating when you arrive to pick up an item and it is not at all what was adverstised!! But anywho, your set turned out amazing!! They look like solid wood to me! ;) I love the colors together! Great job!

Girlie Blogger said...

Love the color.
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Ali Richardson said...

WOW Kim, those turned out great. Even if they aren't solid wood, the shapes are wonderful and you made them look gorgeous!!

Katie said...

Beautiful color, beautiful makeover!

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

I love this! The color is just perfect! Great job!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Just beautiful Kim! Sometimes chalk paint really comes in handy!I have that very same dresser waiting in my garage. And by the way, my car actually made it into the garage last night too - yeah!

Twice Nice said...

I've been there with some of those French Provencial pieces too. They painted up beautifully though! You gave them a whole new life!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Just lovely, Kim! Love the color you chose, and the drawer lining is gorgeous!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

don't you love those people who try to tell you pressed board is solid wood? um... we may be girls but we aren't stupid.
anyhow, it looks BEAUTIFUL. you did a wonderful job of transforming them and making them look much more high scale!

Stephanie said...

Chalk paint is the BEST for these projects! The set turned out so great!

Shabby Marilyn said...

They look great, love the color! I finished my 2nd set for a family with 2 girls, they do paint up nice, I need to post my 2nd set! So behind in posting with the Holidays and all!

Chrissie said...

They look beautiful now! I have bought those same types of pieces before. Now I can spot them a mile off. Did yours have "quality" cardboard between the drawers?You really did a great job on these!!

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

You have been busy!!! I always love to see what you change up. You never cease to amaze me. Thought about you after just watching Pickers....the dinosaur bone episode. Happy Christmas to you and your family!

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

Gorgeous! To put it simply :)

The Painted Parlor said...

that lining just completes the look. gorgeous!!

Karolina said...

So lovely! You did a great job painting them.

<3
K

Shannon@vintagerestyled said...

This does look fantastic. I love that blue! You have posted in a while, hope you are ok.

Kimberly Glesenkamp said...

I love this set and the color! What did you use/where did you get the drawer liners?

Zane Wooder said...

Even though it's not wood it looks great in blue.

zane

jonicorona said...

looks beautiful! I hope you didn't pay a arm and a leg for it. I'd of started low balling him to get a price that reflected the real worth.

jonicorona said...

looks beautiful! I hope you didn't pay a arm and a leg for it. I'd of started low balling him to get a price that reflected the real worth.

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