Updating french provincial furniture
I stumbled upon this beautiful French Provincial china cabinet at a flea market last weekend with the perfect measurements for our dining room and for the exact same price that I sold the buffet (0). At first glance, I thought maybe I could keep the wood look, strip the orange-y stain, and do a weathered wood finish.But I’ve shared before how much I have an aversion to wood stripping and since time was a major constraint and it was impossible to work outside in our month-long monsoon, I chose to paint it instead. Fusion Mineral Paint was so nice to give me a couple other colors to try out too.
It’s really all thanks to thrifty finds and little imagination. I gave the whole piece a quick sanding with a medium grit sanding block to distress it a bit and let some of the wood underneath peek through.It’s amazing how different the paint looked after sanding.By the way, if you’re ever registering for your wedding, go with a plain white china set! (My inner teenager is really struggling admitting that last statement.) Isn’t it sweet now?!I don’t normally go for curvy details on furniture and usually stick to clean lines, but I couldn’t help myself with this one. I’ll be sharing more about it soon on Remodelaholic, but basically, we gave it the ol’ DIY window trim treatment that we did in Olivia’s bedroom.
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Oooo baby, don’t you just love that faux gold outlined accents and off white laminate top. Loving that crisp clean white, but the dresser told me to “Keep Calm and Carry On.” So, I cooperated and continued on to another color.