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Monday, October 24, 2016

Update On Paris Grey Weekend

Hello Again from The French Hen's Nest

UPDATE:  For the past few years, I've been looking for the right drawer handles.  I was using white ribbon until I could find what I wanted.  I ordered french handles, and bought  more french handles,  but like most, they just didn't fit.  Finally, I spotted these glass like handles at TJMAXX, and knew that the modern look would add a fresh new look.  So happy with the result.  Thank you for stopping by.  (Below is the original post)

 I had mentioned in my last post, (More Weekend Finds) that I had found a three drawer French style chest to transform. It was in rough shape, painted black with multiple colored flowers, and other symbols. 

But through it all I could see the beauty of the chest.  It took a lot of sanding, a lot of sanding,  wasn't sure it would clean up, but finally decided it was ready for paint. I decided to use the color Paris Grey.  I mixed my paint by using Annie Sloan White chalk paint with some flat black and a little blue.

 When I said rough I wasn't kidding, but then again it was free.  A neighbor put it on the street.

I have seen various blogs with furniture painted in Paris Grey, and liked the clean, almost formal look of gray and white. So Paris Grey is the perfect color for these pieces.  I used Annie Sloan chalk paint because it is  very easy to work with, and the coverage is phenomenal.  There are a lot of curves on this chest, and I should have used painters tape, but instead did the trim free hand.   And locating hardware for the piece has not been easy.  What I have found is not in my budget right now, maybe next week.  I will be sure to show you  when I get it.  Maybe you know where I can find it at a good price?

As you can see, I wasn't kidding about my Paris Grey weekend.  This antique mirror which was also free, was perfect for this chest, and the stool (GW find for $6) will look great by the bed.  My beds are high, so it should be useful.  Hope you like these finds.

Thank you so much for visiting, and please come back.

Till nest time, 


Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings
Inspiration Monday @ I Should Be Mopping The Floor
Masterpiece Mondays @http://californiacoastalhome.blogspot.com
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
The Scoop Tuesdays@ Cedar Hill Farmhouse
and Worthing Court
Before and After Wednesday@ The Dedicated House

Share Your Style@ No Minimalist Here
Think Tank Thursday @ Joyful Homemaking
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Furniture Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home
Open House Friday @ Bermideen's Tea Time Blog
Shabbilicious Friday @ Shabby Art Boutique
Show and Tell Friday @ Romantic Home
Simple and Sweet Fridays @ Rooted in Thyme
Stylish Friday Finds @ A Stylish Interior 
Blue Friday @ http://.typbackyardneighborepad.com/backyard_neighbor/

What have you Redone @ Redoux Interiors
Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound
Party Junk @ Funky Junk Interiors
Nifty Thrifty Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things

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  1. Those handles are absolutely beautiful and add the perfect touch to your dresser.

  2. Thank you Magali, it took me long enough to find them, but I'm happy with them. Hope that you and the Little Whit House are doing well. Is the weather getting cold? Thank you so for the visit. Have a great weekend.

  3. Oh my, you transformed that into a thing of beauty! Great makeover! Thank you for sharing at Home Sweet Home!


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