Heidi from Lily Field Furniture added a fresh coat of paint to modernize French Provencal furniture.

I don’t know about your location but here in Illinois we are flooded with French Provencal bedroom furniture! I see it every time I search the classifieds. You know the type: curvy furniture with a cream/yellow finish and dated gold accent. I couldn’t tell you how many of these pieces I have done in the past 8 years of refinishing! The vast majority of these pieces are laminate and so of course perfect for a Country Chic Paint project!

Typical BEFORE picture of a French piece:

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A new client brought me a bedroom set that her daughter had used and now was having refinished for her own daughter. I love doing pieces like this that have a story behind them! As I mentioned, these pieces were a shiny laminate. Because of this I made sure to take extra care with my prep work. Cleaning, sanding, cleaning and priming are all beneficial in giving paint the absolute best adhesion possible.

We selected Simplicity for a clear, crisp white as the color for the furniture.  After making sure everything was properly prepped, I used 1 coat of Simplicity. After the paint was dry I sealed with Top Coat.  To further update the furniture we went ahead and changed out the hardware and updated with an oil rubbed bronze finish.

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What a difference, don’t you think?! Such cute pieces for a little ones nursery!


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Heidi {Lily Field Furniture}

Hello! My name is Heidi and I am the face behind Lily Field Furniture. I spend my days being a wife and mom and my late nights in the garage painting away! I absolutely love the job that I have and have so much fun with the process of thrifting and then refinishing furniture in a creative way. It’s so rewarding to see the amazing transformation that just a little paint can make!

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