Spring and Summer is just around the corner, and many people are looking to re-work their existing furniture. More people are being drawn to implementing lighter colors in their home, especially when it comes to painted furniture. Yellow is a really terrific color choice, and there are so many ways you can dress up a piece of furniture if you plan on painting it yellow.
The key to French Provence decorating is to start with good boned furniture. If you have the lines and the shape of the Louis XV styles, you can do wonders with paint and furniture appliques.
This chest featured at Christies is one of the prettiest, if not the best piece of furniture painted in yellow I have seen. The color combinations that are employed on this chest are sensational. Butter yellow, and light gray paint used to highlight the details of the console table and work beautifully together.
In some areas around the flowers, it appears to be that the appliques are whiter than others which gives the appliques a 3 dimentional apperance. This pieces appears to have some natural distressing around the painted areas adding depth to the overall look. Painting the top of the table brings the eye to differentiate the apron of the table and the table top.
One of the best features of this table are the flower and swag furniture appliques. There are many wood furniture appliques on the market today which feature historical designs which you can hammer on to your furniture.
I have written several articles on this subject.
-My Hand Painted Burl Wood Chest With Hand Made Appliques
-Look at the handles on this chest. You can add extra detail to your handles as well using molds
- Wreaths - Not A Mold, but an applique. $5.95
-Laurel Leaves Mounts- Gold Plated Metal $36.
-Mini Flower Plaque- Possibly could be used as a furniture applique.
In this article, Create A Mind-Blowing Feature Wall For Just Pennies Using Plaster Molds I explain the difference between push molds and plaster molds. Both techniques are thrilling, and I promise you, that you will love molding after trying it just once.
-This is a great little piece that could be used on furniture. $12.
Push molds are certainly the way to go to create floral appliques if you want to create a look like the French Provincial console from Christies.
-Flower Flexible Push Mold For Resin Or Clay $3.95
-Lion Head- $3.75 Add a ring and make your own Lion Pulls.
-Flower Flexible Push Mold For Resin Or Clay $3.50
-Oak Leaves- Really Excited About This! $3.00
-French Leg Mounts -$67
-Beautiful Large Scale Swag $22
-Little Oak Leaves and Acorns Clay Push Mold $2.50
-French Bow Mold- Perfect For Many Projects $3.25
-Little Holly Leaves- This has a lot of potential $3.25
-Fancy Leaf Embellishment Mold - $3.75
-Lilly of The Valley Mold- $3.50
-Rose Floral Appliques- Perfect for adding some extra detail around handles.
-Double Leaves- $2.25 Perfect For Furniture.
-Cluster of Leaves- This could be used as a ornament for French legs. Often times they are seen hammered on to the top of the legs. Use two of these upside down, or just one.
French Provincial Painted Diminutive Armoire from Christies $1,500
Bouquet Furniture Applique Mount - Do It Yourself Chic $30
Gold Ormolu is another outlet for furniture appliques. If you are wanting more of a genuine historical look, Ari's Ormolu will have all those high-end furniture appliques.
Do it Yourself Chic also has a number of wonderful furniture appliques including the French styled swags you see on much of the antique French furniture.
-Pediment Mold- Could be used on furniture. Cast only the detail of the mold, not the backing. From Go Statue.