Before & After: French Provincial

Today’s before and after comes to us straight from America’s Heartland! BJ is a native New Yorker living in the Midwest and she says, “I love to curate, collect and transform. Painting is a form of creative expression and I use my furniture as the canvas,”.

Check out BJ’s French provincial style desk before she transformed it…


“This pretty, feminine French provincial style desk was dirty (a greasy hot mess!) with spilled nail polish in the drawers. She was sporting that odd yellow white paint and gold accents typical of her kind. I chose to make her edgy. I used Modern Masters Reactive Metallic paint in copper for the top. The body is painted in a custom mix Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® under Pure and Original Paint Classico in black.”

And here are a few shots of BJ’s French desk after she transformed it.

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Just lovely BJ! We love your creativity!

Feeling inspired? Purchase paint and supplies in our store or online. Want to learn how to get this look? Join us for our paint class November 7th – click here to register, there are only a few spots left!

Don’t forget – the Rough Luxe Market is THIS weekend, Fri & Sat 10-5 & Sun 12-3, details here.

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2 Responses to Before & After: French Provincial

  1. karen lee stoloff says:

    I have emailed you about a french provincial dresser, but got only 1 reply. I cannot come to your store. I live in Massachusetts.

    Now, I would like to reinstate this french provincial dresser ( which has yellowed) back to its original color…a white fr provincial w/ gold trim. Do not know what to do with the top as it has some finish on it…don’t know what chalk paint color to use. I really need your assistance!

    This is my last email to you. I hope you can help me.

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