Wednesday, February 7, 2018

French Provincial Headboard

I love French Provincial style furniture.  It always looks great refinished and I love the curvy lines and frenchy farmhouse feel.

I saw this listing pop up in my local area buy and sell and I snagged it right away:

It needed a new look, desperately! I decided to give the headboard a true farmhouse feel with my favourite colour from Country Chic Paint, Vanilla Frosting.

Prep is essential when painting furniture, so this piece got a good cleaning and light sanding to ensure longevity and perfect adhesion. I sprayed this piece with two light coats of Vanilla Frosting.

When it was fully dry, I sanded it lightly with 220grit sandpaper, distressing it where normal wear would occur to accent the shape of the headboard. It got a good vacuuming after to remove all the dust!

A product that has been in fairly high rotation in my shop lately is the new Clear Coat from Country Chic Paint.  It is an easy to apply durable topcoat in a satin finish.  The more I use this topcoat the more I love it!  This headboard got two good coats - I sprayed this but you could definitely use a foam brush.

From drab and dated to a fresh farmhouse feel!

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  1. I love this!! This is the same set I bought as a newlywed 26 years ago, and what a great facelift you have treated it to! Perhaps I can beg it back from a family member and give it an update for myself.

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