My mother was out and about last week and picked up today’s favorite find – a pair of gorgeous french provincial end tables. They have the standard french provincial lines, grilles on the doors and are a perfect set. It’s always hard to find a true matching pair of end tables which make these quite an exceptional find.
My inspiration for this sweet pair is sweet pink. In particular, Annie Sloan’s Antoinette. It is such a soft, lovely pink. Here you can see Antoinette inside a secretary I painted a few years ago.
Pink it is!
I have that identical desk! Done in a deep charcoal exterior and saffron orange interior. It’s quite beautiful. Curious what you were able to sell yours for. I’m in Northern California and have a hard time getting a decent price for all the work I put into pieces. Your work is always stunning!
My mother actually has the desk now! It’s in her bedroom. As far as pricing, it depends on the market where you sell (market vs. online) and the quality of piece. I find prices are always less in a marketplace due to so many other vendors/competition/choice. You should go for quantity of pieces more than quality as one Drexel dresser could just sit for months but you could likely turn over a lot of smalls. The piece and original quality also comes into play. Pricing is so hard! I wish you the best and thanks so much!
Great find! I can’t wait to see your transformation..
I have contemplated your response and have come to the conclusion it might be some of the best advise I’ve gotten in a long while. IYour advice really opened up my eyes to all the pieces I have that have not sold because I have overpriced and valued them emotionally as opposed to the necessity of selling. Thaks! Shannon
You are welcome, Shannon. There have been times when I have repainted a dresser in a different color or changed the pulls and boom -it sells. Sometimes, what you think is great others may not so much (hard lesson to learn lol). Try not to get emotionally attached and price them according to your market and it will sell. Best of luck to you. Pricing is always so difficult!
You are an inspiration to me. I am going to paint a tall boy dresser to go in the spare bedroom. The headboard for the bed is fabric with pinks & greens & I am thinking the Antoinette would be the perfect shade. I have a small table that I want to repaint, would you do the two the same color?
Hi Jane, if the table is really small then yes. If it is bigger, I wouldn’t do it. Too “matchy”. You can add a wash over the table to give it a little different look but same shade. Or, a dark wax…the possibilities are endless lol! I find a soft gray pairs well with pink or you can use Versailles to tie in the green on the headboard.
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Favorite find indeed! They will look beautiful in soft pink–can’t wait to see your transformation!
Thanks so much!
Thanks that sure gives me something to think about. The greys & pinks. I will take pictures for you when I start. I love what you show.
Thanks, Jane! I look forward to seeing the pics – have fun decorating 🙂
What address do I send pictures to? thanks, Jane Mills
It is [email protected] – looking forward to seeing!