French Provincial Makeover

French Provincial MakeoverFrench Provincial Makeover

I call her Frenchie, Mrs. French Provincial.

You’ve seen her around…

Before Makeover

I removed the back, sanded, cleaned her up and started painting.

During Paint

If you follow me on instagram, (refreshrestyle) those are two of the photos that I posted.  I’m always sharing my current projects, this one was before Christmas.  I’m slow :)  I also share window shopping, Murphy, dirty laundry…you know everyday stuff.

Wall paper

In this photo you can see a little of the green highlights.  I used two colors, trying to create a subtle difference.

I also added wallpaper to the new backing.

New Handles

New handles and a little edge distressing.

Wall Paper

The new statement piece, vibrant color, wallpaper and handles.

I think it would look great in a kitchen or any room that needs a pop of color.

What do you think?

French Provincial MakeoverSharing:  Thistlewood Farms, StoneGable




  1. 1

    Wonderful makeover…really like what you did to the back of her:) What color is it?


  2. 2
    debbiedoos says:

    Frenchie is gorgeous Freshie. LOVE the color too!

  3. 3
    Deneen says:

    OOO I love the color! Great idea doe wallpapering the back too!

  4. 4
    cassie says:

    love that color! what a fun piece!

  5. 5
    Gina says:

    She’s a beauty! Love the color!

  6. 6

    I think Frenchie would look lovely in an office … In MY office! Beautiful job, as always, Deb. I walked away from a book case with lots of intricate details, went back today and (you know this sad song) it was gone!
    Your Friend,

  7. 7
    Jacque says:

    I love the color but the back of this bookcase is to die for! Beautiful!

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    jen says:

    I love frenchie! and she’s my favorite color! great job! got an idea for an alternate title though– those of you who listen to Janet Jackson will appreciate this…The names Frenchie….Mrs. Provincial if you’re nasty.

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    Shannon Fox says:

    That is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!

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    kim says:

    Deb, that looks so good. I love the back.

  11. 11

    Love your transformation! The color is great! Have a great week.

  12. 12

    So cute and fun. Love the color.

  13. 13
    Jo Ann says:

    I love this! We painted our living room this color just before Christmas decorating and it looks fabulous! Decorated our tree in dark teal, green and pops of red and it was gorgeous! You did an awesome Number one job! I don’t have a website.

  14. 14

    love the wallpaper with the color of the furniture piece! turned out beautiful! what a great statement piece!

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    Karen says:

    What a gorgeous piece! Love the color combos. Thanks for sharing!

  16. 16

    Debbie, the makeover is amazing. Great color.

  17. 17

    That color is gorgeous!!! Amazing what a lot of paint and some creativity can do.The black hardware is perfect with the bright color!!!
    When I first saw the back of the piece I thought that you had laid that colored backsplash glass in it. Very very pretty!

  18. 18

    Wonderful! I love Before and After and the color used is too nice.

  19. 19

    LOVE it!! Yes, the perfect pop of color — wouldn’t it be fun in a craft room, too?? Nicely done, Debbie!
    xo Heidi

  20. 20

    I am dying over this one! I couldn’t tell it was wallpaper on the back…it totally looks like wood slats…don’t you think it would like to live in my kitchen???

  21. 21
    linda says:

    I have that exact piece and is using in kitchen as two pieces hanging the top and using bottom as counter

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    Kelly DeVol says:

    I love the color! What a transformation piece. Beautiful!

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    cathy says:

    i was wondering how was the french provicial was painting by machine or by hand. and did yoo strip it first?

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