French Provincial Furniture

Hand Painted Detailed Furniture Made EASY


Most people are not naturally talented free hand artists.  If you love the look of detailed hand painting on furniture, but do not have the thousands to afford genuine antiques, you can achieve the look on your own with a little hard work, and some tracing paper.   (Read More.....)

Hand Painted Stenciled Furniture

Stenciling can be one form of adding genius to your painted furniture. Forget the country craft stencils popular in the 80's, as todays modern stencils are more intricate, unique and timeless. Todays hottest painters are thinking outside the box when it comes to decorating their furniture with stencils. Lauren author of InDecorous Taste is fabulous painter with an incredible amount of talent who uses stencils in a new direction combining the natural wood and layering different patterns and opposite colors to create pieces worthy of rich empire looks.   Here she combines hand painted leopard trim against a block pattern in white with gilt accents on a beautiful chest.  While some of us are really good at block patterns, she is really talented at adding multiple patterns to form one design which works fabulously together.  Here she shows a hand painted throw animal print rug, and a french chair whose upholstery is hand painted in an elaborate tiger print.  Again, the hand painted landscape and the animal printed chair mixed in with fabulous french antiques is a room designed for royalty.   Her attention to detail islayered from the stenciled french walls, to the florentine mirror and paintings all with their own exquisite colors.   Featured in this link is a  faux-marble accent table in orange marble with white which looks superb against black wood.   Empire decorating, is one of the only styles which incorporates the most richest elements, such as marble walls, beautiful lavish colors mixed with natural features such as marble,  fur throws, flame mahogany, and gilt wood.   Lauren's hand painted pieces show interesting ways of adding color and combining patterns that work together, and painting delicate details which might be other wise overlooked.   (Read More.....)

Fabulous Silk Scarf Furniture Makeovers

Doing quick furniture makeovers is one of the most rewarding hobbies a person can have.  After all, who doesn't love looking at furniture before and after pictures.  I am always amazed at what a couple of coats of paint can do.  Painted furniture can really add that "wow factor" to a room.  Not only is it fun to see a dramatic transformation, but in many cases what was once a throw-away piece can become one of the most unique pieces in your home if you give it a different color scheme.  (Read More.....)