Drab to French Provincial

By Jody Findley, Owner at JF Furniture Design in Lizton, IN.

This secretary desk was a sad little lady who was poorly dressed. Her features were lovely but her clothes and jewelry were all wrong! We took the panes off the glass top and removed the hardware. After proper prep, I primed  the painted areas with Kilz 2 primer and painted with Sherwin Williams ProClassic paint in Greek Villa. The stained areas were treated to General Finishes gel stain in a combination of Java and Brown Mahogany and top coated with High Performance Top Coat in satin. Now that Cinderella was properly dressed for the ball, she got glass knobs and classy, vintage French Provincial pulls. Va va Voom!

Project Category

Upcycling Merit CategoriesWhiter Shade of Pale

Products Used

  • General Finishes gel stain
  • General Finishes High Performance Top Coat
  • Sherwin Williams Pro Classic paint
  • Kilz 2 primer

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