Looking back at all my work in 2015, I realized that almost half of the pieces I refinished were French Provincial. I have no idea why. No, I don’t specialize in shabby chic, or French Provincial style. I just like to transform any furniture from dull and old to beautiful and fresh, no matter what style, or whether it is a solid wood antique buffet or a beat-up IKEA table. However, French Provincial pieces keep finding me, and the more I do them, the more customers bring them to me.
This desk was my latest FP project. It matches this beautiful dresser I painted last fall. Exact same color and finish: Benjamin Moore Steel Wool, with black glaze and silver pulls.
As much as I love to paint these babies, I’ve never owned a French Provincial piece. I had never heard of them before I started painting furniture about three years ago. Now they are one of my favorite things to paint. Please dear customers, keep them coming!