Oh, the never ending saga of the French Vanity! Whew.
I thought I was done and ready to post it to share. However, I wasn’t happy with it. I started over this morning – again! (Hence the super late post!)
Finally, the finished piece…I hope you like my final decision! Annie Sloan French Linen with gold highlights and Louis Blue in the interior. The blue also pops out in places under the grey, which is very pretty. The top was refinished with Minwax PolyShades espresso.The piece is really old and the grille shows its age but that is fine with me.
Last week, I found this great tub and planter with the perfect patina and fell in love. I used them to stage the pics today so I could share them with you. They were a great find 🙂
Don’t forget the Inspiration Friday Link Party tomorrow! Cheers!
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Gorgeous and I do prefer the color you used.
Turned out great! ❤
Beautiful! I’m glad your plan fell through. But I do the exact same thing. I get a color in my crazy little head and you CAN NOT talk me out of it.
I should have known better! This one has given me grief 🙂
This turned out just beautiful !!! Can you tell me when you stained the top if you stripped it first or did you just go over the top to make it darker? It looks really nice.
Thank you for sharing
I sanded it back to the original grain and then applied Minwax pre-stain. After it dried, I applied the PolyShades. Super easy to apply and it is great as the stain and poly are in one. Thanks!
Love it! The shade of blue on the interior is the perfect touch!!! Glad you post as it give us all something to think about.
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I’ve been there Suzanne and I know how frustrating it can be when you end up repainting a piece to get it right. Love the pop of blue in the interior! I bet you’re glad to have this one finished 🙂
Cynthia - Clockwork Interiors
Beautiful makeover! It would look great in a dining room–wine racks on the bottom shelves..glasses on the top shelves …. whites in your beautiful bucket …. Can you please restyle it for me, Suzanne? I don’t think you’ve done enough work on this piece!! ha ha 😀 😀
Finally after all that painting it is done and very well, i might add.Suzanne love the interior.
Jamie | anderson + grant
So pretty! It was worth all the work, Suzanne!
I love the pop go blue. Simply gorgeous
Thank you so much Patra!
Thank you so much!
Karen in Missouri
Looking at the first layer of paint, the turquoise looking shade….then the second photo of color….Would the 2nd photo with paint added look different if you had just applied that as the first color over the stain without the turquoise layer under it.???? or does it look like it does BECA– USE it has the turquoise color underneath ?
Wow! This question was like a riddle lol! OK, the first coat was the green, then I added the provence (turquoise) and then the green again. I then glazed it and ruined the whole thing. So, I had to repaint it again in the green, wax it and then distress and add the glaze to get to the final result. Many layers on this one! I hope it answered your question and sorry it is so confusing an answer!
Karen in Missouri
no, but the way I worded my question is the problem 🙂 please allow me to try again Had you just painted the piece with the final paint color, do you think the final color look would look different if all the other colors were not underneath ?
No, the final color would not look the same. Unless I had painted it on at least 3 coats to totally cover the blue and not distressed it at all. Cheers!
Karen in Missouri
Thanks !!! Now I get it 🙂 sorry, I didn’t word it better the first time.
In a million years, I would never have thought to put this color combination together but it’s fantastic. I know in the beginning you were frustrated with it but honestly it looks amazing. You totally ralllied, It rocks. Hugs, CoCo