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Bonjour from a warmer SW France,

What a difference some warmth and sunshine makes in terms of motivation and the ability to get some painting done.

On Sunday we purchased a fabulous bureau, which although smaller than the one that you see in the photo above, it is vintage and the style is along the lines of louis XVI.

It was varnished wood and I was keen to start using a can of Annie Sloans chalk paint in graphite which is a lovely blue black.

The plan is two coats of paint, shabby the edges and then apply a dark wax.

Note I have started the exterior but have not made a decision re the inside of the bureau as I am torn between a grey blue colour....

or picking something similar to the colour in the first photo ....decisions, decisions! Back to the painting I must go.

à demain, Leeann x


  1. I'd go the lighter shade inside or even a greeny blue .. Gorgeous bureau and I am sure it will look wonderful. S x

  2. I love the piece! A pale grey would be beautiful... enjoy the warmth. i just returned from the South west of france after a little skiing in the Pyrenees. fantastic snow!

  3. Have you seen Annie's Barcelona with Dark Wax? That would be pretty too!
    It is a beautiful piece!


  4. wow I love it...I would never find anything like this in Oz. Happy painting
    Cate ps like the grey.

  5. Can't wait to see the results...

  6. Leeann, A beautiful piece I am sure. Unless you are a go bold persin, I would love a paler blue/grey for the interior!
    Have fun with it!

    2013 Artists Series


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