Thursday, March 14, 2013

But it's a Philippe!

You know, over here in Switzerland and Liechtenstein antique stuff is expensive. Waaay more expensive than in the US and if you have an original Louis Philippe furniture you better leave it untouched because you have an ORIGINAL Louis Philippe furniture...
I got one. It's a table with gorgeous carving and everything a Louis Philippe should have. I immediately
fell in love with it and just had to have it. Mösi gave me a more than great price on it and I had it for quite a while now wondering where I should paint it, because I don't have that much of space to work.

Last Monday my neighbors went on vacation and lucky me got half of the garage for myself. the quest was clear: paint the Louis.

Here is the before:

With Annie Sloan "Louis Blue" (how cool is that?!) I was on the right way. I used "Old White" for the carvings and a little bit of dark wax for an antique finish.
Mösi came over when I was done with it and I told him: "you will faint if you see what I did to the table!"
Brave as ever he followed me into the garage. I went: "Tadaaa"
Mösi:"I've seen furniture painted like this before and I know a girl that has painted furniture in her whole apartment.....(and his voice jumped at least one octave higher)....but it's an original Philippe!

...I know! And I like it this way! Obviously no one wanted him the way it looked before so I decided to give it a new spin. Ha!

And here it is.
Much love, Dina

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  1. Absolutely gorgeous and exactly how a Louis Phillipe SHOULD look if you ask me lol.
    Sounds like my hubby though lol.
    The U.S. seem to get the best deals on everything - here in Montreal I seem to pay 3 times what my neighbours do ( for everything )

  2. meine güte dina, das isch ja äs träumli!!!!!!

    liäbi grüässli


  3. It looks so beautiful in blue! But I know what you mean, I always wonder what French people will think if I paint a beautiful piece of furniture.

  4. What a beautiful table, Dina! I love the design and shape to it. Great color combo you chose!

  5. Oh wow, it's heavenly. I've got to get me some of that blue paint. And one of those tables. Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. Oh so lovely--what a beautiful piece and great transformation!

  7. Beautiful....Love the sexy legs. Dee from My Painted Stuff

  8. really beautiful, colors so suit the piece!

  9. Dina, this is such a beautiful color combination on this and I agree so much better painted. Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays! x

  10. The light blue matches well with the airiness of this piece. Well done.

  11. wonderful transformation. enjoying my visit here.


  12. I love it white! It's beautiful!
    Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

  13. A beautiful transformation. Thank you for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday.

  14. I agree, if it wasn't loved before, why not? You did a lovely job!

  15. Truly beautifully transformed. I love it.

    Peggy~PJH Designs


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