Crafting A Romantic French Country Vignette

A French Country Vignette Adds A Touch Of Romance To A Living Room

Hi All,

Today I wanted to share with you a crafty little makeover project and French Country Vignette for my living room.

My son took wood shop class a couple of years ago and well, was not enthused with the class at all. He hated it actually. He did manage come home with a couple of projects he completed and stuffed them in his closet. Hmmm. I wish I would have taken wood shop class in High School! One of his creations was a plain wooden box made from simple pine boards.

Handmade Wooden Box

I was proud of the fact that he made it with his own hands but it was a bit plain. Knowing that I would probably never see another wood project coming from my son I wanted to do something with it. Something that I could keep and enjoy.

My coffee table in my living room was bugging me. I was tired with the existing arrangement and wanted something new. A couple of months ago I created a couple of custom silk flower pots for a client and LOVED them. I wanted to create a few for myself.

Custom Flower Pots

I painted the wooden box a light blue, distressed it and adhered a customized French Postcard image to the front and back. I created two flower pots and placed them inside. This once nondescript box now it is a beautiful French inspired centerpiece for my coffee table.

A French Country Floral Centerpiece

Paired with a chicken wire bird figurine and large pink Eiffel Tower this redesigned wooden box is the focal point of this French Country Vignette. I love it!

Creative French Country Vignette

Sometimes you just have to look “outside the box” for your decorating dilemmas.

Before and After French Country Planter

With a little vision, creativity and paint you can transform almost anything into a pretty accent for your home.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

~Lisa

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Before and After: Upcycled Antique Vanity Nightstands

A Pair of Upcycled Antique Vanity Nightstands Add Charm to a Master Bedroom

Hello My Bloggie Friends, Today I am very excited to share an upcycled furniture project I recently finished for my Master Bedroom. I have been working on my master for over a year now and was getting ready to start working on a pair of nightstands for it when my neighbor approached me with an offer I just could not refuse. She is in the process of selling her home and was trying to carry an old vanity down the stairs by herself, slipped and broke the piece. Oh, Thank Goodness she wasn’t badly hurt! The old relic was of no use to her broken so she offered it to me, knowing I could do something with it. OH BOY, COULD I EVER!!!

Broken Antique Vanity
Now, I could have repaired the vanity, fixed it up, gave it a fresh coat of paint and sent it on it’s way but I had other plans for this beauty. This old vanity had great lines and I had always wanted to convert an old vanity into a pair of nightstands. I have seen this done before and have been dying to try it myself. I separated the pieces, cut down the spindles that once held the mirror….
Broken Antique Vanity Makeover Before
…and painted both nightstands the same soft blue that is on the walls in my master bedroom.
antique vanity makeover
Each one of the Upcycled Antique Vanity Nightstands had a side that was badly damaged due to the separation so I opted to hide the imperfections. I filled all the gouges and holes with wood filler, sanded it smooth and adhered a piece of textured wall paper over it. I painted that blue as well.
Antique Vanity Makeover
Once the paint was dry I went over both pieces with a white color wash and then distressed them to bring out the details, and to give them a well loved, Shabby Chic look.
Antique Vanity Night Stands
I reused the original hardware by painting it white.
Antique Vanity Makeover
I finished off the drawer interiors with decoupaged vintage book pages and vintage images.
Upcycled Book Page Drawer
They are now sitting in my Cottage Style Master Bedroom and I love them!
Upcycled Vanity Nightstands
I originally planned on doing a couple of aged mirrored nightstands in the room but when I acquired the vintage vanity I had a change of heart. I am still eager to try my hand at a mirrored piece but am going to save that for the end tables in my living room.
Antique Vanity Makeover
Antique Vanity Night Stand Makover

Adding Cottage Style With A Pair Of Upcycled Antique Vanity Nightstands…

This is a before shot of the my master bedroom. I had a pretty nightstand on one side of the bed and a larger chest of drawers on the other side, making things seem a little lopsided. I had also grown tired of the mismatched set. It was time to change it up a bit.

Shabby Chic Bed
The new set of nightstands are smaller scale and make things look more unified. I am just tickled with the overall results! My mercury glass lamps look wonderful on them too!
Upcycled Antique Vanity Nightstands
I really had a lot of fun revamping this old vanity and am so grateful for my neighbor’s generosity. Thanks so much for visiting and letting me share my new upcycled antique vanity nightstands today!

~Lisa

New to my blog? I would love for you to join me on my decorating adventures! Learn how to decorate on a budget creatively, get crafty ideas and be inspired to tackle your own design projects. Follow me via BlogLovin', Networked Blog or you can subscribe via email below and never miss a post!

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