A Touch of Frost

A Touch of Frost
I have been painting furniture for about 15 years, whites in the Martha Stewart period later my color pallet changed to more bold country colors.
Some 7-8 years ago when I came across of some Louis XV Style furniture here in France and Belgium I started to experiment with a different color and patinas. As I drove to antique markets in the Provence and the south of France I got inspired by the colors of the wooden shutters and doors. Light grays, some a little more gray-bleu or gray-green, bleached by the sun. The stonewalls of the houses made a nice contrast with the colors of the shutters. The link was quickly made.  
The Louis XV and Louis XVI furniture that was oak or walnut would become gray. After painting the furniture I put different self made patinas on that gives it a look of aged paint with a touch of frost. 
After all these years I still paint gray tones.

Wonderful French Louis XV table found in Lyon, France

French Louis XV Chest of Drawers

Armoire  Louis XV

Gustavian style painted cabinet

French Louis XV Table

Writing Desk Louis XV

  All pieces above are from previous containers, there will be some pieces in our spring container.


creekside rummager said...

It is all so beautiful.

Victoria said...

truly stunning!

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Trinidad, Hope to see ya in Long Beach on the 16th. It's my Birthday weekend and Julian said I can spend some of his Money!!lol Ray

Divine Theatre said...

I LOVE your blog! So much so, that I decided to pass an award on to you! The "Stylish Blogger Award"! Please come to my blog for the details!

Cheryl ~ Casual Cottage Chic said...

Are you familiar with Annie Sloan and her paints? She will be in So. California in March for various book signing (Paint Transformations) and demos. Hope to see you at Long Beach Show!

Roberta said...

Beautiful! Wish I could visit in Long Beach.

Donata Curtotti said...

I'm in love so much with this palette! Your pictures are beautifull! baci from Italy

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