I really like French furniture, even the 60's French Provincial furniture. When I was a little girl, it seemed everybody had it in their bedrooms except me. Well, I have painted and sold quite a bit of it the last few years. I've painted many dressers and chests, but I recently found this secretary and I don't remember ever seeing one quite like this.
I decided to try something a little different rather than painting it white or my recent favorite, french grey. Have you seen the new Restoration Hardware catalog? I have just been drooling over the soft neutrals. I recently bought some Restoration Hardware paint called Cappucino. I decided to give it a try on the secretary and a little antique French bed. I painted the trim in a soft white for a subtle accent. Then I distressed a little and glazed them both creating a "patine". Are you ready to see the result?
I would have loved to have had these in my bedroom when I was little. Heck, I would have loved to fill my daughter's bedroom with these when she was little. Granddaughter Sweet Caroline is only 9 months old...her bedroom is already full. So these have made like Elvis and left the building. Now they are on display at the shop!
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