A true French beauty…reloved

This French beauty was previously quite worn and pretty much ready for a new lease of life, the wood was very orange in its tone and not really my cup of tea. So it may surprise you that my colour choice for this little project was Honfleur Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan with a touch of Graphite to deepen the shade and although you may not see this, it’s because the whole piece had a wonderful wash of Paris Grey equalising the tone. I have also added touches of gold to the detail and the use of my fly spec technique helps add another level of faded grandeur to the whole project.


Oh, and I mustn’t forget, the vintage rose pink on the inside…what do you think? I blended a a simple mix of Emile and Antoinette for a shade both pretty and strong. What do you think?


  1. Teresa
    June 30, 2019 / 2:47 am

    This is stunning, I love it! I’m new to your site. Can u explain your fly spec technique?

    • jmarcmendes
      July 2, 2019 / 9:19 am

      Hi Theresa, thank you so much for your kind comments. For step by step with video tuition on Fly Spec you need either my Faded Grandeur tutorial or Vintage Faded Florals – if you want to learn all my 6 core techniques that really helps you understanding furniture painting that I recommend my 6-Week Masterclass which saves on buying individually and gets you into my exclusive Painted Love Academy Facebook Group. To find out more just register and you can log in and also get access to my Marble tutorial for free. Enjoy!

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