Wednesday, October 16, 2013

White French Style Chest of Drawers

I am constantly asked for painted French style chest of drawers. I promise that every time I see some I will buy them and paint them for you!

french provincial painted furniture by Lilyfield Life

This latest chest of drawers has beautiful bow front drawers and is sold timber with dovetailed drawers. Originally they were quite an orange colour and the varnish was severely degraded. But I knew there was beauty to be had. White paint to the rescue.

french provincial painted furniture by Lilyfield Life

These drawers are a lovely size and it has two bow fronts (one bow from each line of drawers). The top has a gorgeous shape also.  I stood on our bed to take the photo below so you can get a clear picture of the shape. Beautiful isn't it.

french provincial painted furniture by Lilyfield Life

Last week when we were holidaying in Currumbin I visited Sandy in her beautiful shop Paint Me White at Mudgeeraba for an afternoon. I had to buy this gorgeous cushion made from 100 year old French grain sack. I just love it and it looks perfect on my bedroom chair.

grain sack french cushion

The drawers have a little delicate carving down the centre panel. I love the the designers made these little details. A long way from flat pack furniture you see everywhere these days. I love the quality of vintage furniture.

french provincial painted furniture by Lilyfield Life

These are painted in a beautiful creamy white and have been sanded and waxed to a beautiful sheen.
Dimensions are: 123cm by 75cm tall.
Message me for pricing and to purchase.


I have been madly painting since I've come home and then at night when it's too dark to paint I've been marking essays. I think I've taken on too much work! It will be good to finish this round of marking and get to bed at a reasonable hour :)

I'm nearly finished this beauty also. I'm going to use dark wax to antique it and bring out the details. I've been so indecisive with this piece but that's all for another blog post. Stay tuned!


french provincial painted furniture by Lilyfield Life

Know anyone who needs some painted French style furniture.  Can you please share my blog or facebook page? I need to get my bedroom back from being a showroom/furniture storage!


french provincial painted furniture by Lilyfield Life

many thanks 
Fiona xx


french provincial painted furniture by Lilyfield Life






10 comments:

  1. Those drawers are beautiful!

    Can I ask for a post about how much is too much to pay for furniture? What type of price is about right (in general)-I never know if I am getting ripped off... xx

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  2. As always, lovely pieces, Fiona!
    Robin

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  3. Just stunning and I love how you have styled it. Your bedroom is beautiful

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  4. The new cupboard looks fascinating - am dying to hear the story!

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  5. Wow Fiona, I love how fresh it all looks and that new cabinet you are working on is seriously divine. Love your work and blog, thanks for keeping us inspired, Hannah x

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  6. LOVE the pillow and the ticking underneath....!!!

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  7. Your pieces are always gorgeous, Fiona! That chair is stunning too.
    Ness xx

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  8. Wow. Wishing I could afford to have it shipped to me in the US. Life is SO unfair! :)

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