6 Biggest Colour Mistakes I’ve Made – Maria Killam

 

I was invited by Style at Home to be on a Twitter chat about colour a few weeks ago and one of the questions the editors asked was “What’s your biggest mistake choosing colour” and I immediately chimed in with “I have a few” and immediately listed three:

So here they are, with a few more just for fun:

1. The first mistake happened during one of my very first consultations. I chose a colour for the walls and then went down the strip to the lightest one and specified it for the trim colour.

Read more of this terrific post here. I know I have made these exact same mistakes along the way.

mariakillam.com/colourmistakes/

Lodge Style Decor – Decorating With Rustic French Furniture

French Louis XV Style Black & Gold Pair Brown Tufted Leather Fauteuil Armchairs – Bucks County On Ebay

Vintage French Provincial Louis XVI Rococo Ornate Gold Floral Settee w Red Plaid – vintagelafurniture1  On Ebay

 

Table, Vintage, Giltwood, Gold, French Louis XV Style, 19th / 20th C. Gorgeous!! – Old Europe 71 On Ebay

Antique Clock, Wall, French Louis XV Style Gilt Metal Cartel 1800s,

Old Europe 71 On Ebay

Charming late 18th century French Louis XV style painted commode in original color with a very good patinated surface, having three drawers and original hardware.

Wonderful carved, shaped apron, all resting on short cabriole legs.

The scale of the drawers ensures an ample amount of storage wherever this chest is placed. lolofrenchantiques.com/

French Provincial Dresser Credenza Buffett – $1555 Etsy

French XV Daybed – $3850 –

 

Misty Bergere Chair – $2,899.00 neimanmarcus.com

Rustic furniture in the French style

French Design – Desk top Organizer 4 drawers , $19 (USA) – Ebay

French Desk Top Organizer $19 – USA – Ebay

French Interior – korbanstudio.com

Handpainted in gold leaf or swathed in gorgeous wallpaper – Beth Lindsey Interior Design

 

 

Aisenbrey French Country Wood Upholstered Dining Chair $278 – Ebay

Look at the paint finish on this vintage French Provincial sofa.

The brushed wall design and motifs work perfectly with this sofa.

It seems like the finish is a black paint with brushed wax, or oil paint in a lighter gray.

 

Wooden gift ideas – Check these out!

Blonde Wooden Tea Box $13 – USA – Ebay

104 Piece Set Wooden Letters with Storage $11 – Ebay

 

 

 

Deconstructed Wing Chair by Go Home Ltd.

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French Chairs in a rustic theme.  Lodge, Cabin, Western or Rustic styled home

Custom French Provincial Painted Furniture By Blue Virgo Design

 

If you are looking for something special, look at this designer. 

Tasteful colors and techniques are used which will timelessly fit in most homes decorated around the French style. 

Thomasville 9 drawer French Provincial Chest – $1444

Pair of Thomasville French provincial nightstands with floral accents – $1333 Free Shipping 

French Painted Provincial Nightstands $1222

A stunning French Dresser set in blue

Rustic Brown Painted French Provincial Highboy – BlueVirgoDesign.com

French Country Rustic Buffet – $1222 – BlueVirgoDesign.com

White Pearl Beaded Floral French Provincial Dresser

Seen in the Seattle Craigslist

Information about this lovely piece was taken from the ad:

This vintage French provincial dresser is just gorgeous. It was made when the craftsmanship was exceptional with wood glides, dovetail joints, curved drawers and so much pride. This is a solid wood dresser with five drawers that slide beautifully and are lined with vintage pink French designed fabric.

It is adorned with so many pearls, beads, flowers and roses that it makes a statement of take me home and show me off.

My favorite paint is Sherwin Williams, known for its high quality and durability. The color is a soft white.

The measurements of the dresser are 48″ tall x 38″ wide x 20″ deep. $450

 

 

Beautiful Vintage Furniture Finds On Facebook

Set of 2 hand needlepointed custom Louis XVI chairs. They just don’t work for my space but beautiful.

One chair needs to be resewn on the bottom. Original horsehair filling.

Dimensions: seat is 18 inches by 16 inches, back is 3 feet tall $200 – Krista Robertson on facebook

Antique French Louis XV Barrel-Back Bergère style chairs with intricately carved accents in a gilded finish.

Professionally refurbished and reupholstered in durable heavy linen, the soft blue/gray fabric compliments the rich gold organic motifs.

$2900 Alice Ross on Facebook

Painted Furniture Finds On Facebook

Gorgeous French dresser with ample storage space for sale.
It has been painted a warm, deep shade of yellow and adorned with beautiful floral blooms.
The pulls have been painted black for a stark contrast. – Painted By Odds & Ends
 

French Antique Accessories For Your French Provincial Home

Rustic Wall Mirror – French Style With Floral Detail $175 Amazon

Edouard French Provincial Style Console Table – $170 Amazon

 

French Hand Painted Faience Bretons Large Wall Pocket Vase – French Antic On Ebay

 

MALICORNE Breton Lidded Tureen Casserole French Hand Painted Faience 19th- French Antic On Ebay

Recliner Designed In A Vintage Style  – $250 Amazon

 

chairish.com

1960s John Widdicomb Wm Burkey Distressed Teal Commode, $1,350.00

Pedestal Accent Table – 13 colors – $30 Amazon

Classic Pull – $3.50 on Amazon

Pack of 5 European Pulls $18 Amazon

Chippy White Painted Cottage Desk – Jodi Crews on FB

 

cherish.com

White French Provincial Drexel Tall Dresser, $899

French Provincial Armchair –  Amazon

Hatherleigh Mirror, 23.5×38-inches $169 Amazon

 

” This was my grandmothers first bed. Maybe purchased back in the 30’s? Comes with head board and foot board. There is areas where finish is wearing. Could be restored or left as is for a distressed look.” Amber on facebook in Seattle

 

Vintage Pair French Louis XVI Round Walnut & Marble Side Tables w/ Brass Gallery $695- Ebay

French Painted Chair – Mairi Bell Jausseran‘s listing on facebook

French Inlaid Desk – $350 Mark Singer Facebook

“Meet “”Arcene”” which means “”silver”” in French. She is truly a unique and simply gorgeous buffet for your glam dining room. Painted in a deep, dark teal and gilded with STERLING SILVER leaf, this piece commands attention and will be a conversation starter for anyone entering your home. This piece was meticulously hand painted and gilded by Heidi Marsh, a Certified Amy Howard Old World Finishes Artisan and Artist in Residence at the Amy Howard at Home company.” Heidi Marsh On Facebook

Ethan Allen Plaid Chair – LA Furniture Ebay

French Trinket Box For A Dresser – French Antic On Ebay

Unique French Furniture Finds On Craigslist

Pair of rare wrought iron Peacock Patio Chairs. – Fort Worth Dallas

I cannot say I have ever seen anything like this before.  Rare French Iron Bunkbeds.  Seen in the New York Craigslist

Someone is going to hit the jackpot with this piece. https://sfbay.craigslist.org/…/pinole…/7299963425.html

Heavily distressed Rustic French chairs – Seen in Washington DC’s Craigslist. 

Wonderfully distressed Robyn’s Egg Green Table  – Washington DC

This table certainly has some unique patina to it.  Was it the table that projects were painted on?  Found in the Philadelphia Craigslist. 

These nightstands are beautiful in their vintage state.  Wouldn’t you agree? LA California Craigslist.

Rustic Hunter Green And Silver French Provincial Highboy

Taken from Milwaukee’s Craigslist

Tall French Provincial dresser by Drexel painted in dark green with silver accents. This quality piece is a perfect addition to your home as it comes with 6 drawers and plenty of storage for all your clothes.

Please note a 5.6% WI sales tax is not included and will be applied at time of pickup.

To view our inventory or place your custom order, please visit our website at: www.threesistersfurniture.com

French Provincial Bleached Tall Dresser By Shabby Roots Boutique

This dresser was listed in the SF Bay Craigslist.

From the listing:

Modern farmhouse bleached wood tall dresser French chest of drawers$1,095 (vallejo / benicia)

Gorgeous natural raw bleached wood tall dresser. This antique French provincial chest of drawers is where rustic meets chic. This piece took me a solid week from start to finish and I’m so thrilled with the way it turned out. This piece was sanded down to bare wood (some of the old finish was left in cracks and crevices on purpose to make it more interesting) the wood was then bleached, and bleached again, and again- white washed, and sealed with some dark wax and white wax for a perfect buttery smooth to the touch matte finish.

This piece is solid wood and features 6 smooth dovetail drawers, stunning wood grain, beautiful curves, moulding and feet, and those striking French hardware pulls with a bronze patina set this piece off perfectly. This piece is truly a one of a kind and won’t last long.

40” wide
54” tall
20” deep

Pick up in Vallejo or curbside delivery is available for an extra fee (sorry NO STAIRS)

$1095- Price is firm- cash, PayPal or Venmo accepted

Follow us on Instagram @ShabbyRootsBoutique for new inventory added weekly!

Hand Painted Vintage Furniture – French Style

French Carved Coffee Table – Lefrus9 On Ebay

Antique Victorian Carved Walnut Armchair  – Lefrus9 On Ebay

Look at that beautiful upholstery and the complementary painted wood.  What a spectacular piece!

These vintage French shelves are such a find.  This one has some distressing on it. 

I suppose someone could re-create this with wood and a vintage french frame hammered onto the wood. 

Debra Robertson’s French Provincial Sofa Reupholstered

Vintage platter floral serving tray

Antique Painted Furniture – Jill Little

This beautiful vanity was seen on facebook.  Hopefully it gets a facelift, but then again, someone could purchase it for it’s raw beauty.

Gray 9 drawer painted rustic chest – Artist Unknown

French Provincial Chest – Jessica Breeze, Spokane

A beautiful rustic styled French Provincial Chest – Caroline Ferrieri

Beautiful Antique French Louis XV Bergere ChairBabylon, NY

These two chairs were also being sold with settee that matched.  – Tom Snavely  Seen on facebook

Blue Painted Cabinet – Judy Ann Hamilton

Rustic French Provincial Pulls

Antique French Blue Cabinet Michele Crepeau

Ashley McBournie – Painted Furniture

A lovely painted chest, with the looks of the Swedish styled furniture

A spectacular Queen or Full size headboard in the French Style.  Seen on facebook

French Carved Pair Of Chairs – Lefrus9 On Ebay

Pink, White, and Beige Painted French Provincial Decorating

French Carved Cream Painted Fauteuil/Arm Chair – $775  Cherish.com

Constructed of solid maple with all dovetail joinery, and the original solid brass hardware! They have been hand painted in a delicate shade of blush pink, and have been adorned with a lovely floral motif in complimentary shades of pink, green, and plum. The tops have been painted in a rich shade of shimmering gold! Making for a very beautiful and very romantic presentation. Just $995 SHIPPED – secondchancestudios29.com

Rose Painted French Provincial Chest –

This stunning one of a kind French Provincial console has received a dreamy makeover! Painted head to toe in a soft shade of seashell pink and then accented with a lush shabby chic floral motif in dramatic reds, and pinks then distressed for a one of a kind statement piece that will have all eyes upon her! Constructed from solid maple with all dovetail joinery, and the original solid brass hardware. She’s in absolutely immaculate condition and ready to take pride of place in your home! She’ll make a lovely addition in a foyer, dining room, boudoir, or nursery!  $895 SHIPPED! – secondchancestudios29.com

This bench is a marvelous transformation! 

Lacy McCormick’s vintage distressed white painted bench. 

Rose Pink French Provincial Nightstands – Nueve-

This gorgeous one of a kind piece has been hand painted in a custom palette of soft pinks, corals, and creams; using a special layering technique to achieve a soft watercolor look, and it features a dazzling floral motif on the front! $895 SHIPPED! – secondchancestudios29.com

Bernard French Provincial Chair | Replica Furniture

Soft Pink French colors from horchow.com

Massoud Sharona Chair $1,806.75

Deconstructed Furniture From restorationhardware.com

Sindy Neubauer From Great Falls Montana

Marilee Hoyer Klaudt’s Floral French Provincial Chest

Painted florals on French Furniture

This pretty High Boy Wave Front Dresser by Huntley Furniture. Excellent vintage condition Painted with Annie Sloan Chateau Grey and Pure White custom mix. Dovetail drawers. Hardware is original and untouched. Measures: 50-3/4“ tall x 19” wide x 40” long. – Listed by Julie Arvin in Arlington Virginia on Facebook

Vintage Jewelry Cabinet – Da Steph

French Country Purple Lavender Flower Pillows $18 On Amazon

Vintage French Provincial Vanity – Rachel Lawing

“Rose-appliqued lt. grey & white table top cabinet – use in your office, craft room, bathroom, on your desk, little girl’s room, anywhere for a little extra storage. It measures 16″ tall, 22 1/2″ wide and 14 1/4″ deep and has metal handles” – Candy Stover – Renton Washington

Hand Painted Floral French Provincial Furniture – Michelle Servin

Fuchsia Sunset Painted Dresser – Salvaged Inspirations – salvagedinspirations.com

 

Rustic Red Painted French Provincial Furniture And Decorating

1940s Palladio Italian Lighted Double Sconces With Arrows, Torch and Rose – a Pair – Charish

French Louis XV-Style Canape Sofa – kaiyo.com

Thomasville Dresser – Krestine Malia

Wouldn’t this table look incredible in a living room, or even a breakfast room?

Dirk Darrow’s Queen Anne table

French Chateau Gilded Toleware – Rocinante on ebay

19th CenturyAntique French Provincial Fruitwood Cane Back & Leather Dining Chairs – Set of 4 -$1,477.00

Joe Buell’s French Red Provincial Highboy. 

Look at the brown and red combination, and how nicely they work with one another. 

Stephanie Helmholz’s Creamy Painted Desk

Thomasville Dresser – Krestine Malia

French Provincial Chest of Drawers, $1,045.00

A rustic farmhouse paint finish on a vintage French provincial bedroom collection.  Rustic red paint, with heavy distressing with rustic brushed bronze hardware.  – Janie Strasser’s bedroom set. 

Vintage Distressed Drum Table With Drawer –  Brooke Anderson

 

 

 

Vintage French Provincial Furniture Makeovers

Vintage Painted French Provincial Dining Chairs – Jen Woo

French Louis XV Style Vintage White Painted Marble Top Planter Etagere Console

French Country Style Vintage Round Painted Base Dining Table

French Furniture – Bucks County on Ebay

Metal French Table – $88 Amazon

Custom Bench Recreated Out of An Old Bed frame- The original artist is Kathleen M Sanders

I love this mirror and have been holding on to it for for long. ” – Shannon Flaugh

Vintage Heavily Distressed Dresser – Justin Wright

There needed to be some better pictures of this incredible makeover.  A vintage French Provincial coffee table was given a rustic makeover using strips of wood nailed to the top of the table. The pattern and shape of the coffee table was then cut out to match the overall style.  Pictures from Amy Staton Pruchnic

Antique French Arm Chairs. Beautiful solid wood cane back arm chairs. Restored, refinished, and newly upholstered. Located in our showroom at Urbanite 1005 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214 Hannah Jones

 

Cynthia Oliver’s  Chalk Paint Furniture

9 Wire Basket, Rust Amazon

Vintage French Provincial Nightstands, Part of a collection being sold – Shannon Bonas

Jenny Scott’s Vintage French Provincial Nesting Tables

Victorian petite chairs with new French Postscript fabric.Judith A Hamm

Painted furniture by Lori Oehler-Jewett

Full size Provincial Bed – Judith A Hamm

Loretta Hepburn – Dixie Belle Paint In Gravel Road

Kathy Copeland’s White Painted French Provincial Nightstand

Riley Danielle Golay’s Vintage French Painted Furniture

Riley Danielle Golay’s Vintage French Painted Furniture


Hannah Jones’s Thomasville French Dresser Restoration

This vintage Thomasville french provincial dresser has been restored, refinished, and painted in a custom blend soft beige, white highlights, and stained top. Solid wood dresser with dovetailed drawers, all in excellent condition. Beautiful carved details and scalloped edges. Could be used as a dresser or buffet piece. Stunning antique piece with lots charm. Has been clear coated to withstand daily use for years to come.

Hannah Jones on Facebook

Find more of Hannah’s furniture on Facebook in the Portand, Oregon area.

Decorating Around A Neutral Interior – French Provincial Decorating

Historic Styled Lighting – 1stoplighting.com

Cambridge – 18 Inch Two Light Wall Sconces Burnished Brass Finish $319.00

This beautiful French Provincial chest features a multi- finish paint finish. 

shabbychictexas.com

French Louis XV Country Auffray Style Paint Decorated Triple Dresser, $1,356

Distressed Vintage French Country Sofa – hudsonfarmhouse.com
Baskets with greenry on the wall – Love this!
I love how Karianne used objects from her own home to change the entire look of this room…3X! Now that’s re-purposing, economical, and green.
 

MILIEU  Fall 2014, discountmags.com

French Sofa – onekingslane.com

Cosette Chair $3,399.00

French Chair From horchow.com

Pair of Louis XV French Chairs – $1950 Cherish.com

French Mid-19th Century Painted Wood Five-Drawer Chest $3,675.00

French Decorating – Etsy

Back Drop Home Paint

lulafabrics.com

I wanted to introduce you guys to a new chair that I got last week from a good friend of mine. My friend Holly sells at our shop, The Found Cottage, & every time she comes to drop stuff off at the shop I want it all. Like, really. I want it all. Well, last week when she dropped off at the shop I spotted a chair of my dreams that she had re-covered & I about died. I took some quick cell phone photos of it today in our back living room to show you… lizmarieblog.com
Beautiful spring home tour with vintage cottage style. ” – followtheyellowbrickhome.com

Chalk painting an old French Dresser   – myvintageporch.com

purplerosehome.com

French Style Chest by Baker Furniture – Von Meyer Ltd. $1,395.00