Paint changes everything and it sure can change the feel, look, and style of furniture. French Provincial is so popular today and I’m seeing it mixed into so many different styles. From shabby chic all the way to French Farmhouse. That’s what I am going for today.
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How To Get A Quick French Farmhouse Look With Paint
I gathered up a supply list for you so you can get the same great finish on your furniture. You can purchase all these products by CLICKING HERE.
- White Lighting (cleaner)
- Slick Stick (bonding agent)
- Cobalt Blue
- Vintage Duck Egg Blue
- RL Paint Brush (Round Large) Dixie Belle’s newest brush?
- Clear Coat
Before starting this French farmhouse makeover, I began with the most important step in painting your furniture. Cleaning! I use Dixie Belle’s White Lighting mixed in a spray bottle of warm water. Mist over the surface and wipe clean. After cleaning I wiped down the whole piece again with clear water and a soft cloth to remove any residue of the cleaner.
The surface on this french provincial farmhouse dresser was slick and I’ve painted enough of these to know it will need a bonder for the paint to stick. SLICK STICK by Dixie Bell is perfect for slick surfaces. I painted on one coat and allowed it to dry overnight before painting.
Mixing Custom Colors
The color of blue I wanted for this French farmhouse makeover was a rich country blue. Somewhere in between Cobalt Blue and Vintage Duck Egg. So that exactly what I did. I mixed the two to come up with my farmhouse country blue. I used about a 50/50 mixture to create this color.
Painting The French Farmhouse Dresser
My oh my! Have you tried these new paint brushes? This is my favorite so far. The round large. The paint just seemed to glide on. Really nice brush. These would be great for blending too, but not on this project. I just wanted a clean, basically painted look.
This brush holds a lot of paint and that, in my opinion, is better. That’s less work and quicker painting.
Classy French Farmhouse Style
Modern Colorful Cow Wall Decor
I love my Bessie Wall Art, but I also really like these two I found on Amazon. How adorable! You can purchase then by CLICK HERE.
I hope you enjoyed my french farmhouse makeover. I have a love for all things modern farmhouse. Wanna see some more? CLICK HERE to check out this modern metallic twist on this Frenchie!
Until the next project… xo, Do