Take a peek at my newest painting project, a hand painted French Provincial chest in Little Piggy:
I cannot take credit for the inspiration. That goes to Mary Vitullo of Orphans With Makeup. Mary not only creates beautifully painted pieces of furniture, but her styling is brilliant. Here’s the Little Boho, a French Provincial chest by Mary:
See what I mean? Mary displays fancy doilies in the window and a hanging basket featuring plush animals and a gorgeous pompom cloth with delicate tatting. You may catch a glimpse of my empty painted basket in the photos below.
Last year I bought a French Provincial chest and put it into storage. I delayed doing anything with it because it faced competition from mostly Mid-Century Modern furniture in our booth. But such an adorable painted piece brings radiance anywhere it lands.
Mary used Little Piggy from Fusion Mineral Paint’s Tones for Tots. After trying to buy locally, I turned to my blogging buddy, Melanie Alexander of Lost and Found. She sells this paint line and I’ve been meaning to give it a try. Melanie and I started blogging around the same time, so I’ve always felt a special connection to her. She’s also excellent at shipping quickly.
French Provincial is such a feminine style that I felt I had to go with the Little Piggy color. Unlike Mary’s piece, however, I didn’t distress. Fellow painters take note, Little Piggy is a tad pinker once you get 3 coats on but it’s still a light blush.
I pulled out my piece and started cleaning.
Fusion Mineral Paint is thinner than Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and it glides on.
Tomorrow we’ll take this lovely girl into our booth at Avonlea Antiques and Design Gallery amid the mid-century items and create a vignette. Although we’ll staged it for a nursery, this chest is perfect for a girl of any age.
Using Tones for Tots was a breeze and I can’t wait to try Little Speckled Frog to match this froggie.
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Ann Marie and David