21 August 2012

Sweet Revival {French Linen Press}

Today the antique French linen press is complete, refined, & ready to be found.

french linen press via homeologymodernvintage.com

I love this part...

Here is the before.  We started out with a piece that was worn, rough, & in need of some major nourishment.  Her 130+ years were really showing.  If you want to see more of the "before," click on my earlier post here.

french linen press via homeologymodernvintage.com
 And the after:

So much better in a new coat of paint!  Painted an antique white & appropriately distressed, I chose black porcelain knobs for just a bit of a modern update {thanks for the input, guys!}.
french linen press via homeologymodernvintage.com 
Her interior is mahogany - even the drawer bottoms.  Too pretty to cover up, we opted to give them a few coats of conditioner to bring out the luster and left them unpapered.

french linen press via homeologymodernvintage.com

Linen presses were designed as a practical way to get ample storage out of one piece of furniture.  Still very relevant today, they're a great workhorse all wrapped up in a beautiful package.

This piece is available at the {Home-ology} booth on Church Street at our retailer, Queen of Hearts.

Linking to:  Mod Vintage Life
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  1. Looks beautiful, Sarah! Love an update to worn, but wonderful piece of furniture.

  2. I just found your blog through the QOH facebook page. I shop the Alpharetta store all the time. I like it better than Buford's. Cuter booths. Nice linen press.

    1. kim, thanks so much for stopping by {so happy you found me!}. i love all the queen's stores, but the alpharetta location definitely rocks it!

  3. Looks good Sarah, as always:-)


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