Saturday, January 11, 2014

Before and After - French style Putty Drawers

I've just finished my first piece painted after the Christmas break - something very simple and pretty. I thought about doing a more elaborate design on this chest of drawers such as a highlighted white trim or a damask design but in the end once I had teamed it with crystal handles I felt that the plain putty colour was enough.



What do you think?

Pretty french vintage style, a beautiful neutral colour and crystal knobs. I don't think you can go wrong with that combination.




and the before...was very red and dated.



Paint makes such a difference doesn't it?




What have you been painting lately?

Fiona xx



14 comments:

  1. very pretty Fiona. This piece matches a headboard and bedside i painted Greek Blue for my daughters room, right down to the shiny red lacquer in the before shot!

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    1. the red lacquer is awful isn't it. so shiny! greek blue sounds great. lucky daughter having a clever mummy like you.

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  2. It's so understated and beautiful Fiona. You've done a lovely job at styling it also. So simple and pretty. The birdcage is beautiful. Jess

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    1. thanks Jess - the little birdcage is great isn't it.

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  3. I love how even though it is simple is it just stunning-love dee x

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    1. thanks Dee, it's a very soft lovely colour. your comments are always much appreciated
      Fiona

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  4. Very beautiful Fiona but nothing less than expected.

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    1. don't have too high an expectation. too much pressure for me!

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  5. I agree, it's just perfect the way it is. The pretty crystal handles give it exactly the right amount of sparkle. I'm about to start my first piece using ASCP. I've restored and French polished many pieces if furniture, but never actually painted anything before. I can't wait to start!

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    1. good luck Zelda -it sounds like you'll be fine with all that furniture experience. love to hear how you get on, what are you painting ? what colour paint? cheers fiona

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  6. Oh, I'm loving it. Would go beautifully in my bedroom - I'm too far away from you tho' :-(

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    1. it's already sold! yay. love a quick turnaround. thanks Petra.

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  7. Love it Fiona! That little carved piece at the top is beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Catherine – it’s such a sweet little chest of drawers. I love this very vintage shape. Fiona

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