If I Only Had a Guest Room

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I want to share with you one of my favorite lost and found treasures.


A beautiful French Provincial bed and dresser set that I discovered a few weeks ago.

I ran up to an estate sale in a small town about 45 north of where I live, and happened upon this fantastic furniture in one of the back bedrooms.

 And lucky me, it was half price day!  

I won’t share exactly what I paid, but it was only a 2-digit number for both–what a steal!


It was pretty banged up and a stained a dated honey color, but it had great details.

One of the drawer pulls was broken as well, but I was pretty sure I could find some replacement hardware on Ebay.

Another lady was actually looking it over also at the sale, and when she left the room to go get her husband, I snagged the tags off both pieces to claim them as mine!

I know, it sounds pretty ruthless, but you have to be quick in this business.


Both pieces are very sturdy and made of good quality wood.

I painted it with two coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. First with Pure White and then Paris Grey.  ASCP distresses really easily, so it benefits from a finishing coat of furniture wax to seal it.


Once finished, the beauty of the carved details really shows through.



really love the finished product, and wish I could keep it!  But my house is full, so up to the antique mall it goes.

What steals are out there waiting for you?

Christy Grigsby

Sunday 3rd of March 2013

It looks great! I'm sure it will sell quickly!

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