It’s been a busy week for me, but I have made some progress in my Parisian style master bedroom redo. For those of you who are just joining me, I am taking a little departure from my usual French country style and going a little more feminine in my bedroom. I think I am really liking it!
Last week, I showed you my progress in one corner of the room. You can see I am building around my pink and green toile drapery panels with that fabulous frenchy lamp as a jumping off point! I am trying to introduce a little more white and pastels in the room to brighten it up.
This week, a few frenchy finds will help me continue in the other corner of the room…among them this little frenchy boy candlestick. Doesn’t he just look so very Parisian? He was only $3.00 at Goodwill! I had actually passed on his twin a couple of weeks ago, but decided to take him home with me this time.
Of course, Baby Kitty had to check him out. He is the official Goodwill hunting trophy inspector in this house! It appears that he passed!
I also found this wonderful old vintage candlestick that someone had already painted white…also only $3.00. I fell in love immediately!
His face reminds me of the beast in Jean Cocteau’s La Belle et la Bête…an old black and white French version of the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast. And just look at the legs on the candlestick…a lion with talons…or are those hooves? Love it!
First, the little boy got a good coat of primer and then several coats of white paint! Now he is ready to be distressed. Do you sometimes wonder why you are working so hard to make the paint perfect only to sand it off?
And here he is with his lion friend, who also got a little distressed! I think they look so good together…so very frenchy!
Now don’t be shocked when you see this! lol It’s a flower pot painted white and then covered with spackling paste. It’s the kind that starts out pink and turns white when it dries! Why am I doing this?
To add a little texture to the pot! Next, I dry brushed a little dove gray craft paint on it and then actually had to give it another light coat of spray paint since the gray was still too dark. I added it to an old silver plate chaffing dish that I found at Goodwill a while back and voilà…instant frenchy planter! And it was free! I was searching for a planter with legs and couldn’t find one, so I thought I’d try this.
I filled it with pink hydrangeas and here it is! I wanted a pop of white and this will do for now. I also stacked up a few old books I found at the thrift store and added my green depression glass butter dish. What do you think?
And here is the vignette in its final form. The mirror in the background belonged to my grandmother. It has a little veneer missing, but I think that adds to its character! Now you are wondering…just where is my vignette?
It’s on top of this wonderful old plantation desk that belonged to my great-grandfather…along with my grandmother’s hat! I believe the desk dates from the early to mid 1800s and it has been in my family ever since. Now, I do realize that it is not very frenchy, but I have to make an exception here! And of course, it absolutely cannot be painted! I would be the black sheep of the family! I am trying it out with the frenchy chair that I refinished last week to see if it helps to frenchify the desk. What do you think?
Now here’s the chair that I really want..Rachel Ashwell’s Shabby Chic Darcy chair! Sigh! But for $450, I can only dream! Maybe I can find the perfect chair to redo. And then I may call it my (Mr.) Darcy! lol
And finally, here is another look at my vignette! I hope you don’t mind that we are coming along so slowly in my little Parisian decorating venture. Next time, I should have even more to show you!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my finds! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Rhoda at Southern Hospitality for Today’s Thrifty Treasures
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Kathleen at Faded Charm for White Wednesday
Gina at The Shabby Chic Cottage for Transformation Thursday
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Artie at Color Outside the Lines for Vignette Fridays
Laurie at Bargain Hunting and Chatting with Laurie for A Few of My Favorite Things Saturday
See you next time! A la prochaine!