The Milk Paints and French Washes of Chic Provence

If you are looking for a rustic, chalky appearance to soften new furniture or transform flea-market finds; or a rich velvety finish for walls, or a wash for your walls that will "bloom" into a rustic provencale-like texture, you cannot trust your paint finishes to just any old paint company.

Here at Chic Provence, we are very happy with the traditional European paint finishes (and colors) we find at the Sydney Harbor Paint Company/Porter's Original Paints. For special clients with considered requirements, we get these gorgeous, low- to no-VOC paints at Gray's Paint on Woodside Road in Redwood City, California.

I love this duchesse satin wall finish that glows with a silvery light

this milk paint finish is perfect for a flea market transformation

duchesse satin finish beautifully accents the architectural features of this fireplace

this wood wash is perfect for finishing raw timber surfaces

alternating stripes of milk paint and duchesse satin in the
same color creates chic and subtle interest in entryway

lime wash in luscious color for this stairway

this wood wash for a limed look on raw timber floors

milk paint freshens this wood panelled stairway
into a modern statement

milk paint in layers softens and ages this new piece

distemper paint creates rich and velvety wall finish

photos courtesy Sydney Harbour Paint Company


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