October 26, 2015 by Terry
Frenchtique … is that even a style?
… I have taken this French provincial 70″s cabinet and given it a few unique details…
It has Been sanded down, given a new dress of Marzipan MMS Milk Paint, new “Rose Gold” shoes and hardware, and finished off with brand new doors clad with antique ceiling tiles. The inside of the cabinet has been lined with Antique book pages and gives it that extra something.
I have to say though, it really is something in person. I just couldn’t quite seem to capture it’s true personality on these photos. (Guess who will be asking for photography equipment and lessons for her birthday this year?)
I love the metallic legs and hardware. I painted them in Rose Gold Metallic Paint and added antiquing wax for contrast. The handles really blend well with the tin ceiling tiles on the doors. (The tiles have their original painted patina!)
… and while I absolutely have fallen in love with each detail, not every one has. Unfortunately the people who asked me to makeover this piece are not in love with the antique book pages. Sadly, I will be removing it all and redoing it with just plain paint.
I guess that is the risk you take when doing custom work for clients. I hate it when people say do whatever you like … it’s a lot of pressure! It’s okay though, this is my first time missing the mark for someone and it has been a valuable learning experience.
Next time I will be sure we are all on the same page (lol) before doing anymore custom orders.
At least they are happy with everything else about it :0)