French Provincial dresser in Schloss and a crystal lamp

I've had some great shopping weekends recently!
I've put a few miles on our vehicles, but it's been worth it with each trip.
It's so much fun to find great vintage pieces- big and small- and then do the research if I'm not sure on the history behind it.
You can see a few of the items I've found on my Facebook page and Instagram.

It has been a super long time since I've posted any furniture makeovers!!
Most of the items I've been buying recently only require a hose and a rag.

Tis the season for garden, rust, and crust.

But recently I bought a bunch of pieces from my parents.
They are moving to a new home and the former owner left several fabulous pieces behind.
They picked out what they wanted to keep, and then I got to choose what I would like!
There was a gorgeous French Provincial set in the guest room, and we brought it home a couple weekends ago for me to get to work on.

A few months ago I stocked up on several of Miss Mustard Seed's new European paint colors.
This one is called Schloss, and I love it.
It is a gorgeous warm gray, and I know I will be using a lot more of this color.

This bedroom set is in excellent condition, and so well made.
Everything is solid wood, and in pristine working order.
That may not sound very extraordinary, but finding vintage pieces that don't need fixing or having major flaws to cover is a rarity!

I considered leaving it as is and not painting, but the freckled wood just made it look dated.

The paint chipped in just the right amount, and I love the results.  I
 added just a bit of cream detail to highlight the feet and the detail in the center.

So pretty.

The pulls are heavy duty, and a bit dated as well with the dark brass finish.
I used Gold Leaf Rub n Buff wax to give a more elegant look to them.

One of the sales I went to a couple weekends ago was to one of my favorite areas- wine country!
Dundee, Oregon.  Oh my.  If you love wine tasting, and beautiful panoramic views,  you have to put this on the top of your list.
The sale here was in a barn and it was packed full of great vintage pieces- old tins, gorgeous vintage frames, collectibles, lamps, chandeliers....

This lamp was part of that sale.
The base is absolutely gorgeous, and only missing a few crystals.
I have some spare that I can hopefully add to this.  I got it for a great price because the switch is missing the knob and they weren't sure if it's a working lamp.
I haven't had time to look for a new knob at the hardware store, so I'm not even sure if it's working yet!

It pains me that there was a second lamp just like it that I uncovered after I had a pretty good size pile.
As it turns out, I had just enough cash to cover what I had.
gah.  Oh well.

The dresser also has a wall mirror
That I painted as well.

It's big and very heavy.
I didn't dare prop it on top or try and set it up for the photo.
When it makes it's way down to Aunt Bee's, I'll get it set up properly- but for now, you get the idea.

I have two matching end tables that have one coat of paint on them.
I was hoping to finish them up and take the whole set down later today, but with spring break, it's gonna have to wait until the end of the week.
I'll post it on my Facebook page when they're available.

How about you?  Have you tried any of the new Euro colors from the MMS line?
Which is your favorite?

xo Denise

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  1. Love your dresser and chippiness! Jealous of your great finds, but looking forward to seeing them all transformed with your touch!

  2. It turned out beautifully! I need to get to Aunt Bee's someday! I've heard great things about it.

  3. You always do such a good job with the milk paint! I haven't tried it yet...but so want Layla's Mint!


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