Friday, January 29, 2016

Like French Country? Then you'll LOVE this Ornate Detailed Dresser!

I found this piece a few months ago at a tiny little thrift store in a little bitty neighborhood by my house. Unlikely find at this shop. Not much room there.  Usually clothing and kitchen items are all I can find. It was actually laying on it's back on a 4-wheel cart on the sidewalk when I drove by but, "something" made me look. At first I thought it was in mint condition but, at closer inspection found that the braided moulding going across the top was broken and missing. It also had a little piece on the left and right that turned up almost like a sleigh bed and one of those were missing completely.


As you can see from the photo, I had a bit of braided moulding in my stash of stashes but, it was new. A good thing I had it but, no way to match it up just right, not to mention the bare spots where I removed the upturned sides.  You can just see a little to the R. on the top edge there.
I replaced what I could and although it wouldn't be an exact match (the braiding I had was angled different) I knew that between the added moulding and paint job it would work!

I first painted it out in Old White ASCP, gently distressed it and clear wax. Then I waited 2 or 3 weeks before I did the next steps because I knew it needed more but, just couldn't decide WHAT? So, I checked back through my Pinterest pages of gorgeous French Pieces and decided on mixing up a goodly amount of black glaze and tackled it. A word of advice when working with glazes, whatever technique you decide on, make sure you allow enough time to do the entire piece. I've found that coming back later seems to result in a slightly different application and can effect your final result.This is how it turned out!

I hope you enjoyed this little post. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave them :) I love feedback! Without it, you'll never know what you can do better or how you can help.

Friday, January 22, 2016

5 Amazing Farmhouse Bathroom Vanities

I've always loved the idea of turning an old table or dresser into a vanity. I've seen lots of them all over the internet.  Not that so many of you haven't done a fabulous job, because undoubtedly I have seen some gorgeous makeovers! Today I wanted to show you what "I" think is a great Farmhouse Bathroom. Of course it has to be "Chippy" and certainly original paint is the best! So, if I ever DO get to have that piece of land out in the country when hubby and I retire... here are 5 of the most amazing Farmhouse Vanities I have seen so far.
This Edwardian Buffet is great in size, detail and height. The color is just right for this piece and the fact that it will hold 2 sinks instead of 1 is even better! I love, the soft grey beadboard behind it and the carrara marble tile does nothing but, polish off the whole setting. Perfect "French Country" Farmhouse in my book!

This would be perfect in a small space. I can see this anywhere from a lavatory to a public ladies room in a shop to a small closet space in a bed and breakfast. This of course would mean I would need 2 Farmhouse vanities and I definitely wouldn't be hating that! Lol!

photo via-Pinterest

This sunshine or mustard yellow can easily be achieved using my VERY favorite milk paint Miss Mustardseed's Milk Paint in her all famous "Mustard Seed Yellow"! I love that the top was refinished and the sink is offset with that lovely rubbed bronze faucet. Notice the shelf on the bottom (great idea for storing towels) was refinished as well to match the top. Great job!

photo credit-home feature for the June issue of Country Living Magazine. The Ojai, California home of Greg and Kelley Motschenbacher, styled by Heather Bullard photos by Victoria Pearson

This is just fabulous! Does that Gal have a pair of legs or what? The "Chippy" original paint, the added fruit basket for towels, the chippy paint on the door and the raw barn wood on the medicine cabinet are all great finds placed together for one fabulous look! Not too many accessories and just a touch of lavender in the flower arrangement and the towels/scarves are just the right touch here. I have to mention the antique bankers chair as speaks for itself!

As I do usually save the best for last, this is MY favorite out of the five! I would normally use all white shades in any home I have but, this green is so subtle and so perfectly "Chippy" I would probably hurt somebody to get to this! Lol! The legs are exactly what I think of when I picture a great Farmhouse table. In fact I look for legs like this to build Farmhouse Dining Tables everywhere I go. They're extremely hard to find and an absolute must if you want that "Farmhouse" look! 

I hope you enjoyed this post and Thank you for stopping by Junque Chic!