Thursday, May 30, 2013

Refinished French Furniture {Hometalk Clipboard}

I was so surprised when Alex @ Hometalk sent me an email regarding a recent table I had done.  She asked if I would be interesting in curating a board for Hometalk on refinished French furniture.  Of course, I said yes!! 

Refinishing furniture french style is so popular right now and I definitely have a huge soft spot for all things "frenchy" :).   I love the timeless look of an aged-to-perfection piece of furniture and the soft, worn colors (not to mention an incredible french graphic now and again!).

Check out these 15 amazing projects found on Hometalk (I found them by doing a search on Hometalk's page using "french furniture")!  You can also click the image below to go straight to my clipboard on Hometalk.

This Chalk Paint French China Hutch by Lorraine (Miss Flibbertigibbet) is a stunner for sure.  Loving the two-toned effect she used.  She decided this hutch needed a little extra something after she painted it and using an aging wax was just the key.  You can go here to see a few before and after pics.

What a sweet bench makeover shared by City Farmhouse on Hometalk.  Using soft colors and keeping it simple is the key to creating that French feel.  You can find more lovely pics here.

I just adore the layered look and old world feeling Janis achieved on this french style armoire.  Just gorgeous! Want this look?  Check out her turorial here.

Rachel shared this lovely dining set makeover.  She did such a wonderful job of giving this set some french flair for minimal cost (makeovers don't have to be expensive!)!  Check out her blog post.

Brush by MacDonald Wlodarski on Hometalk shares how she created a french look for this detailed cabinet.  You can grab the details here.

You can transform almost any piece of furniture with a little white paint and some distressing!  Check out this lovely little table from Martha Leone Design.  Achieving that french feel is as easy as 1-2-3 and she tells you how.

This totally blew me away.  Got an old tub you want to turn into a beautiful french settee (who doesn't, right?)??  Well she did.  Check out this amazing and fun transformation by Gypsy Barn on Hometalk.  

Karin @ Art is Beauty on Hometalk used graphics to transform this adorable little table into a French style vanity.  She used the freezer paper method.  Head on over to her blog to find out how you can do it, too!

Town and Country Living on Hometalk shared these faux French grain sack chairs.  These definitely define "less is more" by making a simple yet pretty statement. Have a hard time finding grain sacks (I do!)?  Check out her blog post to find out how she made them herself!  So easy!

Karin @ Art is Beauty turned this boring bar stool into this lovely shabby french stand with a little paint and a simple graphic.   Head on over to her blog to find out what colors she used to achieve this great look.  You will be inspired!

Shannon on Hometalk transformed a pallet into this unique and stunning ottoman!  Yes, from a pallet people!  Who says you can't mix industrial with a little French?!  Shannon proves you can!  Check out this fabulous project here.  

French Grain Sacks are all the rage and Painted Therapy on Hometalk shows us exactly why!  Isn't this little desk just adorable?!  Again, a simple stripe and a few added details on a background of soft white shows us all why we've fallen in love with fabulous french furniture!  Check out some more sweet pics here.

If this vanity from Cedar Hill Ranch isn't swoon worthy I don't know what is (excuse me while I wipe up a puddle of drool)!  Don't be envious--Anita tells us exactly how she got this french fab look!  Just click over to her blog to learn her secrets.

These last two are some of my own.  I love french script and I used the same stencil on these next two pieces.  

You might remember this vintage buffet from a while back.  It's still on of my favorites!

and the table that inspired Alex to contact me.

I just wanted to say "thank you" again for this wonderful opportunity to find so many talented women out there and to show of the results of their awesome creativity!

I hope you feel inspired to pick up a paint brush and transform a piece of your own!  

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