No, this isn't a post about gardening.
It's about a French Provincial chest joining together with a beautiful botanical transfer to be transformed into something quite lovely.
I come across French Provincial pieces quite often.
But, I had never seen one like this with the dividers in the top section.
I also had never see one with bi-fold doors like this.
The piece had a shiny, slick finish, so I gave it a coat of Dixie Belle's, Slick Stick. It's the perfect primer for slick pieces. And anything that prevents me from having to sand is great!
That wasn't the only prep I had to do to this piece. I can usually anticipate when a piece might be prone to bleed through, but I didn't think it was going to happen here. As I finished a coat of the Dixie Belle color, Buttercream, I began to see spots, Then the whole piece turned a pale yellow. Yuck!
So, I grabbed the BOSS. It is great for not only preventing bleed through, but also for blocking odors on some of those stinky pieces of furniture.
After the BOSS was dry, I added 2 coats of Buttercream.
Have you ever had a piece of furniture that the first time you laid eyes on it you knew exactly what you wanted to do with it? That was what happened when I saw this chest. I saw it finished with Buttercream and the Fern Woods transfer from Prima.
Once I finished painting, I waited 24 hours to add the transfer. I taped around the doors to keep the transfers in the reset areas only.
I made each door a little different.
I painted the hardware with the color, Palmetto. While the paint was wet, I used a damp rag to wipe it back to expose some of the metal. It gave it a nice patina look.
Ooh la la! The French & the fern go nicely together, don't you think?
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