This is my LAST catch-up post from furniture sold at Vintage Market Days last month! I almost didn’t do a seperate blog post for this set, but I finally got some pictures that were worth sharing…
We found an awesome deal at a garage sale this summer! Can I just state, that while I like the colors of fall, I really don’t prefer the cooler weather and I really lament the fact that garage sales are few and far between. 🙁
Perfect condition on a French Revival Bedroom set by Thomasville! I wish I could find 5 of these sets!
It didn’t take me long to decide they needed to be painted in French Linen. And because the details were so beautiful, I decided to use Old White on them.
And because I can’t leave well enough alone, I also dark waxed in all the crevices. It ended up looking like a warm gray, instead of a cool gray, closer to Annie Sloan’s color, Cocoa, except with a little more color variation. Because there were 3 pieces, all requiring lots of dark waxing, I went out and finally bought another wax brush. Up to this point I had been clear waxing the entire piece, then dark waxing in the areas I wanted. It was the most dreaded part of the whole process because of how time consuming it was. So when I had 2 brushes, 1 for each type of wax, it cut the waxing time in half! I clear waxed, wiped, dark waxed, wiped and was done! Even with the waxing process simplified, I ended up getting what felt like carpel-tunnel from all the waxing I did right before VMD! My hand was SO sore!
I also decided against painting the pulls with oil-rubbed bronze or white or something like that. I left them alone, and their slightly tarnished brass ended up looking SO classy. It has been a LONG time since I painted original hardware. I really try to leave it alone if it is unique and it decent condition. I’m more inclined now to use some polish, rather than paint.
The buffet/long dresser was probably my favorite out of the 3, and my husband’s aunt bought it before it even made it to our booth! Thank goodness for that because I was able to take some pictures of it when I visited last week!
And here is the highboy, that I’m sure you remember pictures of from earlier posts on VMD.
I’ve seen this color combination many times on this style of furniture and it is always looks awesome. Gray is great with everything! In fact, the last 2 times someone asked me my suggestion for bedroom furniture that works well with many colors (and they didn’t want white), I suggested French Linen. SO versatile and timeless.
What do you think?
Will you be adding (or have you already added) gray to your home furniture?
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