This painter started with a lovely old French white-and-gold style desk:
|The before picture (Source: http://nattybydesign.blogspot.com/2011/04/going-green.html)|
Last year I bought a French-style three-drawer nightstand on Craiglist that was white with gold details just like the picture above. After completing my Dresser Facelift project I did not refinish the night stand and instead just moved it into a spare bedroom as-is, but the white paint on the night stand looks old and yellowed, which seems out-of-place in a new, modern bedroom.
But check out what Natty-By-Design did to that old desk!
|The after picture (Source: http://nattybydesign.blogspot.com/2011/04/going-green.html)|
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Wow. Hey, that carpet looks like the same carpet in my house.
This is a gorgeous jade green color that would really work well with Chinese decor.
I think any good, rich color could work! for this technique. What about purple, red, or a rich yellow?
Natty also painted a couple of matching nightstands pink with white hardware instead of continuing with the bold green color. Again, this pink would also work well with Chinese decor, but I love how it's paired here with the blue and white in this photo.
On futher search, I found more painted French-style furniture!
Check out this link for a How-To on repainting dressers! Excellent.
|dresser by Poppyseed Living|
Photo by buoy bird ~ http://buoybird.com/2010/09/25/born-free/
I'm sure I'll have a follow-up post in the future to share how I transform my own French-style night stand. What color will I choose? Hmmm... I'm up to suggestions!