I recently read “Big Magic” by Elizabeth Gilbert, and it was a fantastic read! It reaffirmed my desire for creative living and encouraged me to keep trying new things that spark my curiosity. I’m so glad I read it around the same time I found these vintage French Provincial bedside tables because my first attempt at transforming them didn’t turn out as I hoped—failed miserably, in fact. So it was a ‘go big or go home’ moment, and I decided to brave blending again. Here’s the thing about paint blending, though—it is NOT for the faint of heart, but the results can be spectacular if you’re patient and don’t overthink it. Wipe away your fear, sand in between coats, and just go for it— and if it doesn’t turn out like you hoped— it’s only paint, folks!


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Colour Comparing

On-screen colours are merely a digital representation, and will vary from screen to screen (device to device). Depending on your screen/device, the colour(s) that I share online may naturally seem slightly different in person. Lighting and surroundings dictates colours! I picture all my pieces against a white backdrop with white lighting, as I feel this portray’s the truest colour in digital form— however depending on the wall colour and lighting in your home, the colour may slightly differ. Here are some pictures to help aid with online colour consideration:

Dark Roast, Driftwood, Sunday Tea
Before & After

Vintage French Provincial Bedsides

Matching tables are a rare find, and when I came across these two online, I knew I had to scoop them up fast. Their size is just right, with tops that can easily accommodate your nighttime essentials. The interiors are surprisingly spacious, offering plenty of storage for everything you need by your side. With their charming design and practicality, perhaps you too will agree that this duo is perfect for a bedroom that embraces old-world charm and timeless beauty.

Smoky Fusion Duo Vintage French Provincial Bedside Tables
Smoky Fusion Duo Vintage French Provincial Bedside Tables
Selectively Salvaged and Loved by me


Discover the enchanting blend of old-world charm and contemporary elegance with this stunning set of vintage French Provincial bedside tables! Transformed using a mesmerizing 3-colour blend, this set exudes a smoky finish that is both sophisticated and unique. The intricate detailing and graceful curves are sure to add a touch of timeless beauty to any space. Perfect for your bedroom as matching bedsides, or as accent pieces in your home, these two promise to be an alluring fusion of style and functionality. A duo that embraces sweet imperfections, artisanal character, and enduring charm.

Modern Farmhouse Furniture

French Provincial Transformation

Below you’ll find all of the photos I took after completing my makeover. On-screen colours are merely a digital representation, and will vary from screen to screen (device to device). Depending on your screen/device, the colour(s) seen here on my website may seem slightly different in person.

My Step-by-Step Transformation

  • Lightly sanded down body and doors — In preparation for paint application; 120 grit
  • Heavily sanded down tops and front legs — In preparation for desired stain application; 80, 120, 220 grit
  • Thoroughly vacuumed and washed — Necessary preparation for any and all furniture restorations
  • For my first attempt, I painted the bodies with Homestead House milk paint in the colour Bayberry, and stained the tops and legs — That idea failed miserably (mainly because the veneer tops and legs stained terribly), thus I needed to come up with a 2nd transformation plan
  • Spray painted the interiors with Rustoleum Painter’s Touch — To ease the application of mineral paint
  • Applied 2 coats of Fusion Mineral Paint in the colour Chateau to the interiors — For a complete transformation; brush application
  • Applied/blended 3 coats of Country Chic Paint in the colours Dark Roast, Driftwood and Sunday Tea— Wet-brush, dry-brush and mist application; with a light 220 grit sand in between coats
  • Applied 1 coat of Country Chic Paint Black Wax to the intricate details and crevices— For added depth and dimension; brush application, lint-free rag buff
  • Applied 1 coat of Country Chic Paint Natural Wax to the body and tops — For a buttery smooth protection; brush application, lint-free rag buff
  • Applied 1 coat of Rustoleum Painter’s Touch to the entire set — For even more protection

Some Photos From My Workshop

Come Take a Closer Look!

I ain’t no videographer I tell ya! I am however determined to try my very best to share a closer look with YOU. Below you’ll find my best; albeit amateur effort at trying to capture this set in video format (taken out in my workshop where I do it all— prep, transform, picture and vid).
For my Manitoba followers, perhaps you might fancy slipping out to our farm for the closest look— please do get in touch!

Products Used & Recommended

This post contains links to products I personally use, trust, and highly recommend. Here’s a handy compiled list for your ease of reference:

🌟 Country Chic Paint DARK ROAST

🌟 Country Chic Paint DRIFTWOOD

🌟 Country Chic Paint SUNDAY TEA

🌟 Country Chic Paint NATURAL WAX

🌟 Country Chic Paint BLACK WAX

🌟 Fusion Mineral Paint CHATEAU

Have a furniture piece that you’d like to paint, but aren’t sure where to start? Struggling with deciding on colour(s), products, techniques, and finishes? I’d love to help you out! Let’s have a phone chat, or meetup for a coffee!

Custom Furniture Painting


I primarily select and purchase pieces on my own, and transform them with colours/techniques of my own choosing— Ready-For-Purchase. I do also carefully consider custom furniture painting for customers within Manitoba. If you’re interested in this service, I’d love to hear from you! Please fill out and submit a form so that we can start an exchange. I truly appreciate all interest and inquiries.

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