French Rustic Chic

Chalk paint and faux barn wood stain....




look beautiful together!


Here are the recipes for the barn wood and chalk paint.


I first painted on the barn wood mixture.  Then I applied the chalk paint to the front of the wood box/drawer.


After it was dry I sanded the wood with a hand sander. Then I applied Butcher's Bowling Alley Wax clear paste.  

*I use Butcher's wax for my antiques, wood floors and painted furniture. 
I like that it does not yellow overtime.


  
           I added a French cabinet knob for some bling.


Update:  
 
I stamped the front with a French rubber stamp.

The drawer is now holding supplies in my bathroom. 


 I think it looks cuter than a basket.


 I plan to give them out as gifts. They can be filled with so many different treasures.



Here is a pretty close-up picture of the glass knobs.


Rustic Chic!
xo,
If you love my projects I would LOVE your pins;)

59 comments:

Barbara F. said...

Wow, this is a beautiful finish! You make it look so easy, too. xo

Little Miss Maggie said...

Cute drawer. Love the green knob. I made note of your recipes. Thanks.

laurie said...

beautiful job!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

OMG how sweet Dee! I love it!!

Diane said...

Nice little project! I like the tip you gave about the wax not yellowing. And thanks for posting the recipes too! I need to copy them for future projects...thanks!

Tammy said...

I love it! It looks beautiful together!

Gina said...

That is just fantastic, Dee! I love the knob!

My aunt uses bowling alley wax for her hardwoods. I've never known anyone else to use it but her!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love this drawer, Dee! I just got a sewing drawer that I love and I'm hoping to use for my trims. I'm debating painting it because I even like it as is with its dark stain.

The French Hutch said...

Oh my goodness, this is awesome! This looks just like the real deal. I love the color you ended up with. I'm saving this post for future use.
thanks for sharing.

~Emily
the French Hutch

Poppy said...

So pretty,Dee! I love the vintage effect and the cute green knobs add the perfect bling! I also love your chalk paint recipe and the break down of it... really appreciate the tip about the non -yellowing part of the bowling alley wax.Pretty burlap sachets... love 'em! Well done!Thanks for sharing the paint recipes. Have a lovely night!Hugs,Poppy

Dawn said...

Awesome post ! Thanks so much for the recipes. I have yet to try chalk paint but when i do , I'm going to use your recipe. And the green knob is ADORABLE !

Carolyn said...

Dee,
It was very generous of you to share this recipe! I think I can afford this chalk paint! I'm going to be brave and try it out. Your box is beautiful.

Debbiedoo's said...

Very neat project Dee. I love the knob. Great tip on that wax too, I have never heard of it before.

Meghan said...

How beautiful! I really love the distressed finish!

Gail said...

Dee, I love your rustic chic! It turned out beautiful!! Thanks for the inspiration and hope you have a wonderful day, Gail

Special 'K' said...

Wow, it looks amazing. Love that beautiful knob. Thanks for sharing. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

Pellie / Penny said...

What a great little project - it is simply charming. I just love your glass knob - it's to die for.

Hugs,
Penny

nádya said...

Ohh, Dee!!!! Your rustic chic is just so chic!!! I just loved the final result and all the decorating pieces!!!!
Blessings,
Nadya

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

GREAT job on this -- love the contrast of the chalk paint and stain and the knob is the perfect touch. Thanks for sharing the recipes -- I just bought some of the unsanded grout to try mixing up some chalk paint. We'll see how it goes!

Giancarlo said...

buona serata...ciao

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Dee, The drawer turned out great and the glass knob is adorable. Thanks for the tip on the wax.

The Bold Abode said...

That's a great display piece! I've never heard of putting apple cider vinegar in with steel wool...coolio!

Blue Creek Home said...

I am definitely going to make some of your barnwood stain - who would have thought apple cider vinegar and steel wool!!!
Rhonda

Anne said...

That's awesome Dee - I love the final look. I think I know exactly where to use this treatment!!

xox

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Very cute, Dee. Love that knob, and the finish is a perfect backdrop.

Lorrie said...

So cute! I love the Bling!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh how clever and creative. I love the drawer and the pillows. The contrast of the paint and stain is perfect and thanks for the tip. Great idea. Thanks also for joining TTT. Hugs, marty

Suzanne ~ Italian Girl in Georgia said...

Nice work Dee. Those cute key pillows would make adorable door stops if filled with seeds or grain.

Charming.

Ciao bella,
Suzanne

Daniella said...

That is so awesome!!! Are you putting it out on a shelf or table? or is there a cabinet that sweet drawer goes in? And, if it is stand alone (which would be awesome) where did you find that little gem?
I put a the clear know you showed on several drawers and doors in my house! I love bling!!!
You are so amazing in all you do!!
xxDaniella

xinex said...

You did a beautiful job, Dee. It looks great!..Christine

Miss Val's Creations said...

The contrasts are beautiful Dee! Adorable knob too.

Annmarie Pipa said...

gorgeous job! looks really great!

Linda Leyble said...

Hey Dee - thanks for this post...so simple - yet so beautiful. I didn't know the barnwood finish (new to me!!) So, I have to try it!

Thanks so much for always commenting on my blogs...and for following me. I truly appreciate it!

Linda

Ivy and Elephants said...

The drawer turned out sooo cute! I love that little touch of bling. Thanks for stopping back and sharing the recipe with us.
Happy Mother's Day!
Patti

Atelier de Charo said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love that drawer!
Happy Mothers's Day!

Charo

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

Your drawer is lovely, Dee. Great info on the paint recipes- I haven't tried either before. I haven't seen Butcher's Wax before, either. Those knobs are gorgeous!

odetoinspiration said...

It turned out fabulous!! Truly inspirational... thanks for sharing!! I need to find knobs like that!! :D Browsed the rest of your blog and loving what I see... definitely following along:)

Decor & Harmony said...

Very lovely :) Thanks for sharing such a cute little diddy!!

Designing Domesticity said...

LOve this faux barn wood technique. Will definitely be using this. Thanks for sharing, liz

Giancarlo said...

Da una cosa da buttare hai creato una bellissima cosa!! brava!!
Felice fine settimana....ciao

LDH said...

Great tutorial and lovely finished drawer!

Linda said...

Such a lovely piece and a tutorial too. Thanks for sharing your creation. Happy Mother's day.

Just me said...

Love those drawers and those knobs are great!

Liz - Imageremix said...

I always enjoy watching other people work and create almost as much as doing it myself. I should get busy though. :) I found this post at Savvy Southern Style. Come see me at Quirky Vistas.

Liz

Artsy VaVa said...

Gorgeous! I love the rustic chic boxes. You did a fabulous job!!!

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

These are really cute! I've been seeing a lot of drawers for decorating but yours are special!

Recipes We Love said...

Love this!!!

Cindy The Victorian Journey said...

Oh I just love your drawer idea's. I just purchased a drawer last week and am so inspired now.. Thanks again,
I am your newest follower..
Cindy

County Line Road said...

Very cool!

Beth said...

These are just fabulous! Not sure where I'd find the blank boxes, but I'd love to try these. The stamping really sets them off even better... and the knobs are the jewelry for these.

Stacey said...

So pretty! Love the french script! Would love if you stopped over to link this up to my party!
Stacey of Embracing Change

Angie said...

Very creative! The script was a nice touch!

Pamela said...

Those are too cute cute Dee! Thanx for sharing at THT! Have a fab weekend.

Pam Jackson said...

Cute...that is adorable. Thanks for sharing. http://pam-lifethroughmyeyes.blogspot.com/

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

Love your little drawer boxes Dee! great project!
the script... is it a stamp? or paper?

gail

Rhissanna said...

Oh, yes, the vinegar and steel wool mix is wonderful for aging wood. The recipe I was given has strong tea painted on first, for added tannin, but after using it, I'm not sure the tea actually does anything. I'll drink it, next time!

Thank you so much for a decent recipe for chalk paint. I will have to give this a try!

Lisa Montsion said...

That green knob is beautiful and so original.


lisa

BeBetsy - Smashingly Good Living said...

This is so cool. You are so creative!!! Thanks for sharing on BeBetsy - you inspire us.

All the best ~ sharon and denise

Marie Blackburn said...

These are absolutely gorgeous Dee! Do you mind me asking where you get your beautiful hardware?
Marie@TheInteriorFrugalista

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