Thursday, January 11, 2018

French Country style painted cabinet

Good morning! This is my 1001st blog post. A milestone I think. When I was assembling my past work for my updates portfolios I came across a photo of a sweet little cabinet I painted years ago. it was just the inspiration I needed for a piece I had in my inventory.

The cupbaord below that was my inspiration is painted in ASCP French linen with clear wax. I painted it before you could get ASCP in Australia. I had gone to America for a holiday and visited Michele of Not Too Shabby in Glendora just out of LA and bought some ASCP to bring back to Australia with me.

french country style cabinet by lilyfield life

For the cabinet below I painted it in a custom mix of chalk paint. This colour is slightly paler thans ASCP French Linen but has a similar green undertone. I colour matched this off my favourite piece of furniture ever - an amazing antique french cabinet.  I am still wishing I'd bought the cabinet.  Is it wrong to be in love with something you saw briefly years and years ago? :)

Anyway below is my finished piece. This little cupboard is from a NSW country homestead. Such an old piece.  White top and trim.

french country style cabinet by lilyfield life

Available: A little antique cupboard painted in a French country style. This is from a beautiful old homestead in country NSW. Such a handy piece for your hallway, tv, dining room or bathroom. Great for a stylish kids room to hide their toys.  One shelf inside painted same as exterior. Waxed finish, gently distressed and added patina. The back of this is unpainted as I wanted to showcase the pit sawn timber. . 
93.5 w x 38d x 79h cm. 
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french country style cabinet by lilyfield life

french country style cabinet by lilyfield life

The pit sawn timber on the back dates this to the 1880's. I left it unpainted to showcase it.

pit sawn timber back

If you are interested in viewing or purchasing please let me know
cheers Fiona xx

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