French Provincial Bronze Metallic Finish

French Provincial Bedroom Set

Finished with Bronze Metallic reVAX

This French Provincial bedroom set deserves a little write up even if I can’t give it the time and attention it deserves.  Growing up I had friends that had beautiful bedroom furniture just like this, but it was never in our budget.  So when I came across this set in a local thrift shop, it was my turn, even if I was buying it to turn around and sell. 🙂

Warning: One thing I learned during this process I’m allergic to whatever this was coated with. The tops had started to crack so I spot sanded the damaged areas and at some point got it on my wrist and forearm.  It embedded into my arms and gave me a lovely rash for almost two weeks. eeeek!  Felt like fiberglass under my skin.

With a sticker like this..I shouldn’t be surprised.French Provincial Metallic finish Chalk Paint

Do we really need our bedroom furniture to resist cigarette burns? 🙂

What I did-

Cleaning & Prepping: After sanding the loose chipping finish off, I used a wet sanding sponge and 50/50 water vinegar to clean it really really well.  I was concerned with it being such a slick surface and having been made with some questionable products that the paint wouldn’t adhere but it took to it perfectly!

French Provincial Metallic finishPainting: First I painted everything with 2 coats of Cali taupe  then 1 coat of So serene on the drawers, So SereneCali Taupeflower details, and center part of the head board. I then made a last minute decision that the top of the dresser and the end table needed to be different so I painted them with 1 coat of Buffalo brown.Buffalo Brown

Before applying my topcoat I wet sanded everything for a nice smooth glass like finish.

Wet Sanding:   Mist a small section with water and use a damp foam sanding block and lightly sand the misted section.  Wipe that section down with a slightly damp lint free cloth.

Want to learn more about Wet Sanding check out our how to and video.

This will give you a sleek glass like finish.  I then used a Cling On! brush to apply 2 coats of Bronze reVAX (metallic top coat) over everything but the So Serene parts.  Over the So Serene I applied just a little sparingly with a baby wipe.

That was it!! I love her!

French Provincial Metallic finish

French Provincial Metallic finish Chalk Paint

French Provincial Metallic finish Chalk Paint

French Provincial Metallic finish
French Provincial Metallic finish Chalk Paint
French Provincial Metallic finish Chalk Paint
French Provincial Metallic finish Chalk Paint
French Provincial Metallic finish Chalk Paint

3 Comments

  1. Angela Ferguson December 12, 2016 at 12:20 pm - Reply

    I really love the door and the maniquins. I love things that r different for Christmas.

  2. Pamela Blasingim January 8, 2017 at 3:05 pm - Reply

    This is absolutely the most informative and skillfully written description of how to achieve a look that I have read anywhere! Thank you so much for sharing.

    • Shabby Shannon
      Shabby Shannon January 9, 2017 at 3:46 pm - Reply

      Thanks Pamela!

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