Painted French Provincial Highboy

French Provincial 4

I’m obsessed with French provincial furniture. Sadly, it’s usually too expensive to buy for resale. Boo. But, I did come across an oak highboy that I was only too happy to get my hands on. This piece was probably manufactured in the 1960s and is very well made. Always look for quality when purchasing an old piece of furniture. Dovetail drawers and solid wood construction are a must for me. 

First Color

Dixie Belle Tea Rose is a beautiful color. It would have been perfect for this piece, only it really wasn’t. There was just too much of it. 

It needed to be lightened up, so I went over the piece in Dixie Belle Pink Champagne.


Get the Color Right

Once I got the color right, it was time for some detail work. A French provincial style chest is perfect for additional color. In this case Dixie Belle Moonshine Metallic Rozay fit the bill. The edges of the drawers were painted with a smaller artists brush 

Add Flair

To make the job more difficult, I decided to stripe the sides using the same Rozay! To add stripes is not difficult. Using painter’s tape find center and add your first strip of tape. tear off a smaller piece to be your spacer between stripes. Carefully line up the spacer piece and press it into place. Then add the next long piece of tape butted up next to the spacer. Continue this until the entire area is taped off. Peel off your spacer pieces of tape and paint the open areas with the contrasting color. In this case, Rozay.

Add a Transfer

A rub on transfer from re*design takes your efforts to the next level. Overflowing Love is one of my favorites. The process is an easy one. Here’s a tutorial on another piece:

What a Beauty!

What a gorgeous result! This piece turned out so beautiful. It took everything I had to sell it and not put it in my own house. Adding the metallic paint really made this piece special. Remember you can order paint, finishes, transfers, and more from Under a Texas Sky



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  1. Penny Struebig
    February 28, 2020 @ 12:09 pm

    Love the outcome! It’s perfect in every way.


    • Kelly
      March 20, 2020 @ 12:22 am

      Penny- Thank you so much! Sorry it took so long to respond. I hope you’re well. Blessings- Kelly


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