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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?

They said it was impossible but I did it, I painted 6 chairs in one day!  How to spray paint dining chairs with chalk paint:

Dining Chairs painted


French Provincial Makeover

How to Spray Paint wicker with Chalk Paint:

Refreshing the rocking chairs - spray painting wicker with HomeRight Finish Max

And I painted fabric too!



Sharing:  Thistlewood Farms, StoneGable



  1. I love the color. Nothing can ever be too blue. My favorite color.

  2. Lovely, lovely. I love the color the wallpaper backing etc.

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

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

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

  6. 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???

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

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

  9. 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!

  10. Debbie, the makeover is amazing. Great color.

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

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

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

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

  16. 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.

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

  18. 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,

  19. She’s a beauty! Love the color!

  20. love that color! what a fun piece!

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

  22. Frenchie is gorgeous Freshie. LOVE the color too!

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


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