French Provincial Chest Update

Hi Friends! It’s time for Themed Furniture Thursday! That’s where I get together with a bunch of my furniture paintin’ friends and we all transform a piece that fits a particular theme. This month’s theme is animals. Wait until you see how creative my friends have gotten with this one! You can see those at the bottom of this post.

I decided to transform this little French provincial beauty:

French-Provincial-Three-Drawer-Chest-Before

She was  a thrift store find and was marked at $49, but all furniture was 40% that day yippee! So I paid around $30… not too bad.

When I was considering what to do with this piece, this side table I did for our Metallic-themed makeovers came to mind right away.

I knew I had some of that paint left over and it was just enough to paint this piece too!

French Provincial Three-Drawer Chest Makeover in Martha Stewart's Thundercloud

Because the original finish was that yellow/gold combination, I really wanted a look that didn’t need distressing so those colors wouldn’t show through from underneath.

French Provincial Three-Drawer Chest Makeover in Martha Stewart's Thundercloud

This is Martha Stewart’s Thundercloud. It goes on like a dream. I sanded this piece first, then primed before painting with two coats. The drawers were painted in white chalk paint and sealed with clear wax.

French Provincial Three-Drawer Chest Makeover in Martha Stewart's Thundercloud

I originally purchased this color at the Home Depot, but when I went to buy more just in case what I had left wasn’t enough, they said they didn’t sell it anymore. I did find it available on their site here though, so you may be still be able to find it at a store near you. Luckily what I had on hand did the job.

But wait…didn’t you say this was an animal themed makeover?

Yes I did!
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Martha-Stewart-Living-10-oz-Thundercloud-Satin-Metallic-Paint-259283/202587580

Peekaboo!

French Provincial Three-Drawer Chest Makeover in Martha Stewart's Thundercloud

SO fun! This is scrapbook paper that I found at Hobby Lobby. I used a glue stick to adhere it to the bottom this time around since it worked so well for the wallpaper I used on my Antique Dresser Revival I shared a couple of days ago.

French Provincial Three-Drawer Chest Makeover in Martha Stewart's Thundercloud

I kept the original hardware…

Spray painting hardware gives it an instant update

Satin white from Rustoleum made them fresh again. I sanded them a bit just to make the details pop more.

Spray painting hardware gives it an instant update

This is definitely a different look for me.

I had planned to photograph this beside my bed with my gallery wall I shared not too long ago in the background.

Here it is if you missed it:
Building a gallery wall with things you love.

Bedroom Gallery Wall: A Decorating Challenge

Wouldn’t they have gone perfectly together?

The problem was that I had this on my calendar for next Thursday…oops! It was around 5:30 late yesterday afternoon when I realized (thanks to my friend, Christy!) that our Themed Furniture projects were scheduled for today!

Thank goodness I was working ahead this time and had my piece pretty much done, but I had to settle for where I could photograph at that hour.

French Provincial Three-Drawer Chest Makeover in Martha Stewart's Thundercloud

The dining room it is. Oh well at least I figured it out in time. 🙂

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French Provincial Three-Drawer Chest Makeover in Martha Stewart's Thundercloud

 

French Provincial Three-Drawer Chest Makeover in Martha Stewart's Thundercloud

 

French Provincial Three-Drawer Chest Makeover in Martha Stewart's Thundercloud

 

French Provincial Three-Drawer Chest Makeover in Martha Stewart's Thundercloud

Here are several more fun animal furniture makeovers to check out:

 

What do you think about me straying from my norm? It’s fun to step outside ma wee box every once on a while. 🙂

XO,

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P.S. Want more themed furniture makeovers? Check out my favorites from past themes…do you spy one that would have fit this theme perfectly? 🙂

Themed Furniture Makeovers Confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

Thrift Store Side Table Goes Glam (Metallic)

Mini Drop Cloth Rosette Stool Makeover (Travel)

Duck Egg Blue and White China Cabinet (Two-Toned)

Sewing Stool with a Secret Drawer (Numbers)

French Secretary Desk (Inspired by)

Mason Jar Blue Headboard Bench (Distressed)

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Comments

  1. ColleenB. ~ Texas says:

    What a Beautiful make-over. Love the color as well

  2. Oh my… this is so pretty! And I agree on the Thundercloud paint! I used it on my daughters dresser and it is dreamy. Love the playful animal print too:)

  3. This turned out beautifully! I love the color choices. So glamorous with great vintage style!

  4. Wow Christy that’s stunning! I love the animal theme inside the drawers. All of the projects here are absolutely gorgeous and fun. Maybe I’m in to animal prints more than I thought!

  5. This is so, so pretty. I love the “wow” factor inside the drawers! Unexpected and fun!

  6. Wow Christy, you are soooo talented!!!!!
    I would have never picked the silver (glad you did!) And it just looks gorgeous.
    I wish I lived near your area and you offered classes…..I’d be first in line lady!
    Have a lovely day.

    • You are so sweet, Colleen!! Thank you thank you thank you! I used this paint color once before but only because the challenge that month was “Metallic”, but I was surprised how much I loved it too. 🙂

  7. Awesome peek-a-boo drawers, Christy! And I love that finish you did. Perfectly soothing and serene…with a hint of meow. 😀

  8. Great job, Christy – very classy! No distressing – I love it.

    Sheila

  9. Phew, thank goodness you were working ahead of time eh. Very nice color combo and I especially love the zebra print paper lining the drawers! A glue stick huh – no ripples and bumps underneath or do you use a brayer to smooth out the glue?

    • I know, right?? Big oops! All I had left to do was wax the drawer fronts and add the paper. I used to mod podge it in place, but this way it can be more easily changed out later and it is less work. I use a pampered chef scraper to smooth out the paper. Sometimes I have to add another run of the glue stick in places because it dries quickly!

  10. I always love the lines of a French Provincial piece!! That is a beauty and I so love the Zebra striped paper lined drawers!!! 😉
    xo
    Nancy

  11. So pretty! I love the color combination that you used and the surprise of the wallpaper inside of the drawers. You did a great job working outside of your comfort zone.

  12. SO elegant with a touch of wild. Just perfect juxtapositions! WOuld love it if you would share it at our Furniture party tonight… Friday’s Furniture Fix http://www.patinaparadise.com/2015/08/fridays-furniture-fix-4.html

  13. I liked the before look but the after is even better! If you lived here I would keep you busy!!!

  14. Amy @ High Style Restyle says:

    French pieces are my favorite! I love that you kept it classic and elegant with a touch of whimsy hiding in the drawers. Nicely done!

  15. Christy, that is a stunning piece!!!! I love the colors together. I just may need to look for something to paint the same…and add animal to the inside!

  16. Love what you did with that French provincial chest. I feel you’ve added more elegance to it with the make-over using lighter colors! Stunning!

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