Saturday, October 31, 2015

French Provincial Vanity

A week of so back I found this great French Provincial Vanity at my local Flea Market and knew it could be a winner with a bit of help.  
Before:

I love the shape of this piece and the fact that the middle section opens up into a mirror.  I pulled out Coastal Bliss and Marshmallow from The Urban Rooster and mixed them together until I got a soft aqua.  After 2 coats of paint, I used a small artist brush to paint on Gilders Paste in gold.  I just felt like this piece needed a bit of gold!  I also added the gilders paste to the pulls and then sealed the vanity with tung oil/dark wax.  





Gold Gilders Paste

Pretty Legs 


I love the fancy hardware



Bougainvillea in a watering tin=LOVE! 


This piece is ready for a new home and I am off to find more Treasures! 

20 comments:

  1. Very beautiful -- love the color you chose and the gilding paste is a perfect enhancement detail. I haven't yet used gilding paste on a furniture piece but will have to try. I have a French Provincial night stand in my furniture queue waiting to be re-done -- it will be a perfect project to try gilding on it. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. Thank you Barbara-I like using gilding paste on some pieces-it's easy!

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  2. You improved it so much. I love the colors!

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    1. Thank you Rose-I think it is much improved too!

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  3. I love it---great job! You really achieved an authentic French effect.

    Jane x

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    1. Thank you Jane-I was trying to give it a more original look!

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  4. It is much prettier in green and gold. xoxo Su

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    1. Thank you Su-I like the aqua and gold better too!

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  5. Cool transformation, lovely color choice and stunning hardware,
    Happy Halloween.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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    1. Thank you Vera-I like the color and the hardware is great!

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  6. Oh, my. She is lovely. Sure, she started out with good links and hardware, but you've transformed her into a delicate, ethereal beauty. Great job. I saw your link at The Curator's Collection link party. Ann Marie @ Iris Abbey www.irisabbey.com

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    1. Thank you Ann Marie-I think the transformation changed her to a beauty too!

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  7. You know my love for gold so this table is just my kind of table. The soft green and gold are such beautiful combination.

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    1. Thank you Victoria-I do know your thing for gold!

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  8. This turned out so pretty, Darrielle. I love the picture of you and your family in the last post too. And congratulations on your feature at Kris' blog :)

    xo,
    rue

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    1. Thank you Rue-it was very nice of Kris to feature me!

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  9. Oh my goodness!!! love, love love it! The gold accents really bring it up a notch to stunning! Well done!
    Smiles!
    Terry

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    1. Thank you Terry-I love the gold accents too!

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  10. I just saw your link at The Curator's Collection party and couldn't believe my eyes...I just redid this same EXACT piece! Mine was done for the bedroom of two little girls, so it took on a complete different look. Check it out here:http://www.findingpurposefurniture.com/2015/10/20/spray-it-pretty-the-updated-vanity/

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    1. Thank you Jessica---I checked yours out and it looks great!

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