Sunday, November 11, 2018

Updated French Provincial Nightstands

This pair of nightstands are finally done and ready for a new home.  I have teenagers that have activities and between running them to town and fighting with the heavy white paint job these had, they have taken me a bit longer to finish than I planned.
    These all wood nightstands, were supposed to be Broyhill, but the tags were so faded I could not read them.  I am sure they were originally unpainted, but had been painted at least a couple of times in their life.  They are probably from the '60's.  Luckily they did not have plastic legs, which I have found on some French Provincial pieces. 
   I decided to paint them with a chalk paint in a color named Patina.  I just love this color, it does remind me of Tiffany blue.  I feel like the silver gives them a bit of an upscale look.
    They have a hand-rubbed wax finish on the bodies and a matte sealer on the top for added protection.  They each are 22 inches across the front, 17 1/2 front to back, and 27 inches high.  There are a few small cosmetic imperfections, but they are sound and sturdy.  One of the points on the top embellishments of the one on the right was knocked off by an out of control sander(sigh....), but I was able to make a foil mold, use a glue gun to make a replacement, and glue it on.  It is not perfect but it did work as a reasonable repair. 

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