Monday, May 24, 2010

French Grey Metamorphosis


Today I would like to post this redo for Metamorphosis Monday on Between Naps on the Porch and Today's Thrifty Treasures on Southern Hospitality. (Thanks to both for hosting--everyone, please be sure to visit them!) I found this small French buffet at a thrift store that was solid wood, but had been abused. I decided that French grey would be pretty with the lines and would look good in my dining room. As I do quite often, I mixed the paint myself to come up with the color I wanted and added some white accents.

P.S. Rory from Tools are for Women Too asked me to link up for Modern Craftswomen Monday, so I'm doing it...thanks, Rory!

This is before (I almost forgot to take a before photo):


And this is after:


And this is in place in the dining room:


What about adding a contemporary painting?

24 comments:

craftymarta said...

Beautiful! I just bought the exact same piece and decided I will keep it. I love french provincial pieces when they are solid. I can't stand the press wood chippy ones, you got the better quality one. I love the vignette with the larger girl painting. Well done. Blessings, Marta.

amariaf2000 said...

Gorgeous!!! My parents bought a French Provencial bedroom suite when they were married. It's in my bedroom now. I'm not quite sure I have the heart to paint it yet, but this definitely sways my decision!

~angela @ peonypatch
www.mccalled.com/peonypatch

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Very pretty find! Those Frenchy pieces sure are getting popular agin.

Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! said...

Nice project. I would love it if you would link this up in Modern Craftswoman Monday. Very well done. Rory

Jenny Kerr said...

That turned out so pretty! Everyone always wants to scream bloody murder if you paint anything that looks like it might be wood, but I love this.

Suzanne said...

I am constantly amazed at what a little paint will do. Just beautiful!

Diann said...

That dresser turned out fantastic! And guess what? You won my 250 sticker/label giveaway! Send me an email so I can send your information to the sponsor! congrats!

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Gloria said...

Greetings! GORGEOUS JOB! My mother had a piece just like that. Guess what? I didn't keep it when we moved from the city to the country. Man, am I sorry now after seeing your beautiful job! Thanks for sharing.
Best regards,
Gloria

Charlene said...

So, love the piece when you finished it!!!! I have been thinking of coming down to see Amy at the shop sometime soon. I would love it if we could connect & maybe do lunch. Does that sound like fun? I had lost your blog & was so glad to see you post on Lisa's post yesterday. I haven't talk to you since you won my give away. And that's awhile!!! Hope you are having a great start to the summer. Looks like it's going to be a HOT one! Hugs! Charlene

A Perfect Gray said...

wow - that looks fantastic...

Lori said...

ohmygosh!!! that looks absolutely amazing...and totally gorgeous!!! thanks for stopping over to visit with me:)

Kristine at The Painted Hive said...

I LOVE, LOVE this! It's just too perfect.
Kristine
xx

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Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! said...

Thanks for linking and making this the most successful Modern Craftswoman Monday so far! Rory

red.neck chic said...

Seriously - I'm not sure if I like the buffet or the painting more?!!?! It's a toss-up - but oh-my-gosh they look SO great together!!!

Love it!
;-) robelyn

Burlap Luxe said...

Looks beautiful, I love French pieces as I have many french pieces in my home and blog postings.
Love the gray, I to paint with gray and wash white through the paint for a european flea market look!

Will follow you, can't wait to see your next project.
Dore

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

I'm IN LOVE!
Beautiful job girl!!!

Leslie, the Home Maker said...

HOW BEAUTIFUL!!
The painting is the icing on the cake!
I am wondering if I have any grey paint somewhere :)
(Maybe I can mix some!)
Anyway, this post inspired me to paint some wood!
I'll bet this piece is stunning in your room!
Lovely!

Torie Jayne said...

Wow! It looks so gorgeous! Have a sweet day!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!!
White paint makes EVERYTHING better!

XO,
Anne

Vanessa@decor happy said...

It looks amazing - great transformation! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love that color! What a nice change up from black and white.

The Green Pea said...

Nice transformation, it turned out beautiful. I was glad you remembered to take a photo before you finished. You picked a great color. sandi