Wednesday, July 18, 2012

French Night stand


OOOHH LA LA!!
I have been trying to get back in the saddle again (furniture wise)
since we got back from vacation last week, but I just wasn't FEELING it you know?
Then Tuesday, all the kids were away and so was the hubby so I had a chance to go do some leisurely thrifting...You know..no stopwatch, gotta be here, or kids whining...."are you done yet"
a whole 2 hours to myself...ahhh...and what did I find????

This BABY...She had good bone structure, she just needed a little BEAUTIFICATION! :o

The first thing I started doing, since I decided I didn't want to mess with her chippy paint; was to start outlining the old detail that had been covered up over the years of paint.

Then I thought, the top needs some UUUMMPHHH!!
So I free handed a little scrolly thing on top..(I free hand a lot of stuff, but even I was scared on this one)  But I ended up loving it and I knew I was going to be distressing it so it didn't have to be PERFECT....Then I just FRENCHED it up a little with some cute little French words..
 

Took it outside and distressed the top a little more and the drawers and fell in FRENCHY love...

I thought it just went PERFECT with the cute little dress form that I also found that day and the antique shoe forms....FRENCH heaven..
I hope you enjoyed...
Good to be back on my horse....
Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!!
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20 comments:

Jessica Culp said...

Looove it!

Goldie said...

Very Cute!

French Press Vintage Boutique said...

I have GOT to get one of those rad paint pens!

Laura said...

Way cute! LOVE!

Good Time Charlie said...

You are the free hand master! I love the little scrollys! I am pinning this right away!

Amanda said...

I love your Frenchy style! The nightstand is sweet and your vignette is chic!
Best Wishes and Blessings,
Amanda

Little Miss Maggie said...

Very nice project.

Bungalow 47 said...

So cute. What a great find. I've been feeling the same way lately since we got back from our vacation but now you've inspired me to get painting!! Chantelle

Kathy Moody said...

I love it! You did a great job and the love the details. :)

Beth said...

What a huge improvement! Your handi-work on the scrolls looks great! :)

Rebecca Scott (aka Otter) said...

Super lovely. I like the whole feel of it. It makes me want to visit Paris. :)

Our Pinteresting Family said...

Beautiful job!

Heidi Fowler said...

Great job! I'm hosting a linky party "One Creative Weekend" at OneCreativeMommy.com. I'd love for you to visit and link up this idea and/or anything else you'd like to share.

Toodie said...

She looks great! I can't freehand anything so I'm completely jealous!

Jennelise said...

Very cute! The color is so neat! You did a wonderful job!
Jennelise

Deidre said...

Tre chic! So original! Love the design choice:) LOVE IT!!!!

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Thanks for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday :)

Shabby French Country Cottage Basement said...

I love the way it turned out. That is a great little table!

Olah Momma! said...

Wow! I so love how it all turned out. Great job!

Hopping by and following your lovely blog (FB and Pinterest).

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Bliss said...

Stopping over to snoop around and of course this little beauty caught my eye.

~Bliss~