Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Pair of French Provincial Nightstands

Last week I found this pair of French Provincial nightstands at the Goodwill. 
Before:

The pair had great bones and lines, but were in the need of a makeover pretty badly.  I pulled out some of my The Urban Rooster   chalk paint that I had custom mixed from Jaded Rooster and Marshmallow Cream and painted on two coats.  I got out an artist brush and painted the details in white and then sealed the pair with dark wax and tung oil.  I wanted the tables to have an aged look.  I also rubbed paint on the handles with my finger (they had strange fasteners that I could not loosen to remove the handles).  





Pretty detail 










53 comments:

  1. I absolutely LOVE the color you came up with on these!

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    1. Thank you Linda-I like to mix things up in my garage!

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  2. These turned out so beautifully! I really love the color, too!

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    1. Thank you Linda-the color turned out great!

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    1. Thank you Su-Paint does wonders for a piece!

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    1. Thank you Martina-I am liking them now too!

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  5. Oh wow they turned out beautiful....

    Smiles~
    Mari

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    1. Thank you Mari-pretty now with some paint!

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  6. Darrielle...these are beautiful! They totally look like they belong in some French Estate:D I so love these❤️

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    1. Thank you Cindy-they did need a new look!

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  7. They're much, much better now, DD :)

    I can't wait to see that bathtub from your last post in your bathroom. You will share, won't you? ;)

    xo

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    1. Thank you Rue-yes I will share about it when it is installed and ready. I am waiting on a floor mount vintage inspired faucet.

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  8. Simply beautiful, DD! Love that shade of blue.

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    1. Thank you Marigene-the tables had good bones!

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  9. wow. those two girls are really pretty. what a great makeover.

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    1. Thank you Sugar-they sure needed to be pretty again!

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  10. Darrielle,
    These are just gorgeous. Love the color.
    Kris

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    1. Thank you Kris-I like how the color turn out too!

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  11. Wow, that colour is perfect. They look great. :) Julie

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    1. Thank you Julie-I am glad the blue color looks good on them too!

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  12. Those are my perfect colors!!!

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    1. Thank you Rose-I think the color looks like they should be there!

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  13. They are beautiful!!!

    Kathy

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    1. Thank you Kathy-I think they will look good in someones home now!

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  14. Wow those are absolutely stunning. Brilliant job! #workitwednesday

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    1. Thank you Dana-they were a quick and easy project and I love how they turned out too!

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  15. Goodwill? I've never seen anything with that much potential in our GW. Love the color!! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

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    1. Thank you Betsy-it was a good score from GW!

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  16. Darrielle, I have not forgotten about you my dear, I have not made as many visits to friend suffering sinus and illness for weeks, getting on the mend and so glad to see you have visited me.

    Don't you just love GoodWill? You know the prices are often really good for what you find, and worth a purchase to up style them like what you have done here.
    I bought a similar dresser type as yours once and redid it over for a friends daughters room, to also lessen its look and era of time, I removed all its embellishments with a hammer and chisel and sanded a bit of the embeds placement not working to much that that worn placement may show up through the paints but after a bit of paint and distressing to the piece the wear to it brought out a more non look of its time line dating itself to less then it's dated time to a more plain French farmhouse feel. Plus the embellishments come to good use on future art and theatre projects I create using all the scraps for its new design.
    Love that you soften the hardware something I've been doing as well.

    They are pieces now to love.

    Thank you again for your beautiful time in visiting me.

    Xoxo
    See you at the beach :)
    Is is southern Ca you live in?

    Xx
    Dore

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    1. Thank you Dore-Sorry you haven't been feeling well and am glad you are back! I visit the GW a couple of times a week if I can. I actually live on the Monterey Bay near Santa Cruz.

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  17. What an amazing transformation! I love the blue color, sooo romantic!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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    1. Thank you Patti-the color did turn out nice!

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    1. Thank you Shirley-I think they look a lot better now too!

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  19. Your did a great job! I love the blue color you chose. What an amazing transformation!!

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    2. Thank you Cristina-I love mixing my paint colors up in my garage!

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  20. Lov'n the color Darrielle!
    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

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    1. Thank you Marie-creating custom colors is part of the fun of the transformation for me!

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  21. W nowym ubranku im do twarzy:))

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    1. Thank you Ala-I appreciate the visit!

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    1. Thank you Fiona-They sure do look better now!

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    1. Thank you Sarah-the new color suites them better!

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  24. Darrielle! Holy Flip! These are gorgeous! I almost have no words...almost. Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features at The Round-Up from the Before & After Wednesday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link so you can check out your feature. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2015/05/the-round-up-from-before-after-wednesday_27.html Hope to see you this afternoon for Before & After Wednesday! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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    1. Thank you Kathryn-I appreciate the feature and love your blog!

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  25. Hi DD. I would love for you to share this lovely piece on my link party. http://chicbytab.blogspot.ca/2015/05/chic-by-you-wednesday-linky-party-8.html. Hope to see you there!

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    1. Thank you Tabatha-hopped over to your party!

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  26. These are just stunning. I absolutely love your work. ~Amy

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    1. Thank you Amy-what a nice compliment-made my day!

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