Posts Categorized: #provence

Stepback Cupboards

a   Many Stepback Cupboards are actually married pieces and this one is no exception. Often made at different times, by separate cabinetmakers, they end up together because they are a good fit and function well as a set. My stepback is even constructed with different woods, pine and maple.  When I found it the top was… Read more »

Paint a Patina

    These Railroad Lanterns are from 1st Dibs and have a gorgeous, natural patina that developed over years. They are an excellent study in the range and variety of surface color that develops with age and perfect for inspiration. There are countless mediums you can use to replicate patina but my favorite, especially for… Read more »

Modern Chalk Paint

      Chalk Paint doesn’t have to be just for distressed and vintage. It can be used anytime you want a soft matte finish like the ones pictured above and below by Werner Aisslinger for Moroso. Paint in an ombre style or use bold color combinations for a sleek modern look. To avoid a glossy finish, seal… Read more »

Ikea Inspiration

      Inspiration for today’s Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® color palette comes from Ikea Sweden. If you have an old side table use Provence and Duck Egg Blue on the top and legs. Heavily distress and add accents of Emile. To make it picture worthy style with a gorgeous arrangement of fresh flowers and… Read more »

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