Friday, November 10, 2017

French Provincial bedsides and drawers

Well that serves me right for promising to be back the very next day, I well and truly jinxed myself. Jonty and I have been so sick with the vomiting virus Sasha had. I have a feeling Phil will succumb to it today as he's woken nauseous. I am feeling much better today, even walked up to our local coffee shop and ordered a coffee, only managed a sip of it so far as am a bit scared. Good for weight loss I suppose to be scared to consume any thing :)

French provincial furniture Lilyfield Life hand painted

I did do some work yesterday though. It was nice to feel productive, and to be able to get out of bed.... 

I was so happy to find these lovely bedside tables (and another similar pair which will be up next week) from a funny old but sweet house that the seller was using to store a stack of things in while they renovate a few other houses. There were chandeliers, candelabras, French sconces and beautiful furniture crammed in every room. A real treasure trove. I filled my car (and emptied my wallet) with lovely things. 

French provincial furniture Lilyfield Life hand painted

I painted these in a lovely bright white chalk paint and then used a variety of waxes to add patina.  I had to do a lot of prep to these to fill little dings and sand them perfectly smooth but the effort is always worth it. 

These have sold pending viewing but please let me know if you are interested as you never know your luck. Also I have a similar style pair up next week but with 4 drawers. 

details are:

Solid timber, dovetailed drawers, interior white washed, one shelf inside cupboard. Beautiful shape all around. Check comments to see more photos.
50w x 40d x 76 h cm plus backing board of 13cm
$500 the pair
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French provincial furniture Lilyfield Life hand painted

French provincial furniture Lilyfield Life hand painted

French provincial furniture Lilyfield Life hand painted

I also styled up these divine French Provincial chests of drawers that I decided not to paint. They are so beautiful and lovely condition, there was no need to change them. If I had the energy I may have kept these for our bedroom to use as large bedside tables but the thought of carrying them upstairs, carrying the old ones down, changing over the contents of the drawers, repainting and selling our lovely current ones was more than I could handle yesterday and so I styled these up and listed them for sale. They sold immediately with about 15 people wanting them so it did make me second guess myself at parting them but I love a quick sale and it's good to be able to pass on beautiful furniture at a great price. So much better to buy second hand. 

French provincial furniture Lilyfield Life hand painted

How beautiful are they!
These are in pristine condition, as new and came from a divine house in Castle Cove where an elderly lady was moving into a nursing home and parting with many of her beautiful things. 
Dovetailed drawers on timber runners, little carved timber beading all the way around each drawer fascias and the side panels as well. Gorgeous hardware. Oh my!


French provincial furniture Lilyfield Life hand painted

French provincial furniture Lilyfield Life hand painted

French provincial furniture Lilyfield Life hand painted

Today I am hoping to finish a large sideboard I've been working on, It'll have the same white antiqued finish as the bedside tables. I'm enjoying playing with waxes and adding a little more patina that I usually do. 

Have a lovely day
Fiona xx


2 comments:

  1. All are great pieces! You are so accomplished at what you do.

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  2. These bedsides are simple yet beautiful and unique. They simply represent the best form of the French history and the tradition of the buildings they built.

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