This French Provincial Painted Shelf was found in “Dain” City, a southern suburb of Welland, Ontario in the Niagara Region. This area is super unique in that it’s sandwiched between the Welland River and the manmade Welland Canal. The couple that I purchased it from had their front porch facing the river and in the backyard ships in the canal were a regular viewing during summer hours. Pretty cool.
I really couldn’t make up my mind as to what to do with this shelving unit. It’s the perfect size for a little girl’s room to house her books and teddys. It would also be very chic as a drink mixing bar in the living room. Either way, this piece will make a huge statement in any room.
I started by stripping and sanding the lovely top surface that is solid walnut. I chose the General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain to finish it. I also came across this great paper and knew I had to use it on this piece. The perfect pairing for the paper was my Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Paris Grey.
Measures: 42″W x 13″D x 34″H
Before and After: