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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in the new year:


Kit Golson Design

for elegant, sustainable and pragmatic

Chic Provence Interior Design




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