July 30, 2013

W H I T E

Burlap Luxe Home In White


Inspiring a two drawer French Chest that now replaces the coffee table. After being inspired to paint a chest that has hung around in my homes for the last 25 years. I was inspired to paint it white and then paint and distress the surface with a French weathered patina to it. I love the look and feel of a French chest replacing a coffee table.


Rustic Details in White


Inspiring the beauty of white washed in greys.

46 comments:

WhiteWhispers2u said...

It looks grand-licious just like you! You know I love, love, love your painting technique and could have it everywhere myself.I wish you well & much love my darling friend.K.xoxo

awal.ny said...

The chest turned out great. I love the distressing, it brings out the details. Alaina

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

I could curl right up on the sofa in that beautiful room Dore...love the extra warmth the old trunk brings!
Wish I could fly you here!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

And I love the milk in the vase...how DIFFERENT is that! Soothing and so French is your post today my dear. Anita

Rhonda said...

I love waking up with coffee in hand and reading your post. Adore the trunk and your sofa is absolutely gorgeous. Oh, if I could wave a magic wand ...

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

the chest replacing the coffee table surely makes a great impact. the color and the patina are just beautiful

Marsha Splenderosa said...

Just lovey! Aren't you happy you were bold enough to make that change?
Brilliant.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Dore,
What you transform with your hands always inspires and amazes me.. I absolutely love this chest! I know all the hours and days of work that you must spend, but the end result is always such a treat to the eyes.

Thank you so much for sharing this beauty today.
bisous!
PPenny

It's me said...

Lovely!.....enjoy summer !....x!

Vera said...

Dore,

Impressive... Another magical transformation from your soulful heart. Plus it has storage too. Stunning.

The pale pink rose in milk was an unexpected staging delight!!!

XX,
Vera

Burlap Luxe said...

Vera, the milk pitcher was to dramatize the fact that I was creating with white. The white milk I hope got the message across.
You so get me Vera, of course you would dearest of friends.

Hurry up and get that blog going.
Xx
Doré

Faded Charm said...

One of my favorite colors! You pull it off so effortlessly with all your beautiful pieces:-)

Hope you are enjoying Summer!

xoxo
Kathleen

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Burlap Luxe said...

Kerrie, I know what you meant my dearest friend, lady of the sea that you are. We must catch up soon.

Xx
Bisous
Doré

Delores Arabian said...

So pretty. Love your newly painted chest and putting milk in the vase just made that white rose look oh so beautiful!

Karen Albert said...

So beautiful Dore. The painted French Chest fits perfectly!!

xoxo
Karena
2013 Designer Series

Heaven's Walk said...

Oh Dore....what a peaceful space you've created. I love the weathered French patina on the chest. It's just beautiful. Serene...soothing...and oh so chic. You are amazing. ♥

xoxo laurie

Ivy and Elephants said...

Love what you did with the chest, Dore! It is perfect for your space.
Only you could think of just the right styling, a rose in the milk pitcher!
You always make me see the potential in so many things, and for that I thank you.
Big hugs,
Patti

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

I like the chest idea because it is tall enough then for a laptop - makes smarter sense then.

You did a great job with the finish.

Say, um, is that MILK your rose is sitting in? Is this good for a rose? I have never seen that before, just wondering.

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

absolutely beautiful.
xo Nancy

Anne said...

Lovely perfection!The color and patina....<3 What a beautiful rose too and looks pretty in milk! What a pretty way to photograph it!
xx
Anne

The Paper Mulberry - Glenda Steel said...

Dore your home is truly gorgeous! I love the white patina you have achieved on the chest and the console table in the background is stunning! You are a very talented artist! Warmest of wishes - Glenda xxx

Leslie Harris said...

there is simply nothing more peaceful and beautiful than a creamy white room filled with patina. Your use of the chest is perfect and I enjoyed gazing at the placement of your vignettes. I'm so glad I found your blog.

Ambrosia said...

I love your house, it is wonderful.

Peter

Beach House Living said...

Lovely as always!

Art and Sand said...

The chest is beautiful. I love the simplicity of the room.

For some reason, this morning I awoke and began simplifying the vignettes throughout my house.

Thanks for your simple inspiration.

Pura Vida said...

this just made me so happy! thank you!!!

Cindy said...

Ohhh, it's wonderful! and just look at that perfect little rose sitting there, beside the sweet little chippy box. That has to be one of the cutest boxes ever.
Your home is incredibly beautiful, and every item seems to have it's own special spirit...

Cindy

Vintage Home said...

Fabulous! such a beautiful room!
Love the rose in "lait"!

~Joan said...

Hello,
Your work and blog are simply amazing. The colors, patterns, textures, and thoughts that go into your posts are very very inspiring. I have been following you for a couple of years and wish you to know I appreciate your creativity and ambitions in the blog world and hope you are having a lovely day.
~Joan

June said...

Your home is an inspiring place Dore! I love it when you invite us in.
hugs...

Elizabeth Maxson said...

Hi Dore,

What a soothing room and that little bit surprise of a rose in a REAL "milk glass" vase :-) So comfy to invite one's bare feet up on the trunk to rest, and yet elegant in a quiet way that only the French (and you) can create that when one walks in the room, that instantly one feels elegant herself! That is always treat to feel elegant after a harsh work day, a bad hair day, a "I feel fat" day, or "I have nothing to wear" day. Feeling restful and elegant is a great cure for those blah days.

Thank you for inspiring your readers to create a space for themselves to reflect such a feeling.

Lots of love and hugs
Elizabeth

Junkchiccottage said...

The chest is beautiful. I just love the color. Your pictures are always so beautiful. Loved this post.
Kris

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Always dreamy, Dore. You have such a talent for telling a story with your photos. Simply stunning.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Bonjour ma chère! Tu es venue voir les chevaux blancs, gris? MERCI! Je les adore, j'ai envie d'en toucher un!!! Je te souhaite une bonne journée!! Anita

Wally B said...

With you in mind, I painted our chicken coop white and let mother nature distress it.
As usual, you make such beautiful things.

must love junk said...

Just gorgeous, as always! I love the look of something a little different as a coffee table, too-the chest is perfect.
Susan

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Bonjour ma belle! Je suis toujours ravie de voir tes commentaires! Tout va bien; je suis allée chez le medecin et les resultats des mammographies sont supers. MERCI Dieu. Je voulais mettre mes impressions dans un "poème", et c'est tout à fait remarquable qu'on puisse écrire tant d'impressions dans un petit espace; voilà la poèsie.

BISOUS BISOUS

Kelly said...

Just gorgeous! My favorite color palette is grey and white. Love the finish on your coffee table.

M.A. said...

Oh, so lovely. If I didn't have doggies, I would make my whole house white. :) Beautiful as usual, Dore.

Marie

YONKS said...

That looks absolutely beautiful. So peaceful and restful. I could curl up and be at peace in your world.
Thanks for stopping by today. Wonderful to see you.
Have a great weekend.
Di
xxxxx

YONKS said...

PS: Hannah is a beautiful young woman, you must be such a proud mumma :-)
xxxx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Ma chère Doré! Merci d'être venue! Imagine ma belle, la créativité qu'on puisse inventer entre nous deux! Et dans une petite tente pareille!

Je te souhaite un mois merveilleux, plein de souvenirs des grandes vacances. BISOUS BISOUS! Anita

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

Your photos alway relax me. Is that milk I see in your vase with the rose?