Wednesday, February 8, 2012

French Linen Overlay Custom Tutorial

Introducing our French Linen Overlay. . .

It's no secret that I'm in love with Restoration Hardware. . . and I'm
even MORE in love with their organic linen fabrics! (see here)

I love the soft, woven texture and relaxed natural wrinkles. . .
simply beau-ti-ful...

Linens are so comforting, casual, and relaxing. . .
which is why we created our
"French Linen Overlay" finish.

I could just see it in a room like this...

Isn't this Restoration Hardware room stunning?

Or how about in this room from Pottery Barn?

Oh. . . the possibilities!

Basically, it's a technique that can go over any painted 
surface. . .giving it a soft, textured linen look.

(the pictures just don't do it justice. . .time for a new camera!)

Before the Linen Overlay was applied. . .

. . .and after

Sigh. . .

Take a look at the Graphite Grey with French Linen. . .


Here is a Harvest Wheat, finished in our Linen Overlay. . .

Look how adorable it would look in this Pottery Barn room!

Oh my. . .I'm in LOVE!

And here's another one. . .

There's something so enveloping about subtle colors. . .

By the way. . . would you like to see what these
 pieces looked like before?

and. . .

Now it's your turn!

If you would like to order an instant download of the 
French Linen Overlay tutorial,
you can do so in our Etsy shop here.


  1. You do absolutely beautiful work! As someone who has reworked a LOT of furniture, I can tell that your pieces are first-rate quality.

    Be sure to link all this loveliness to Time Travel Thursday this week. The link is up and running. ;)

    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

    1. Thank you so much Liz! I'm so glad you got your linky party up and running haha!

  2. Love your blog! Great ideas and inspiration...we are neighbors...I live in South Jordan. Come by and visit my blog when you can.


    1. Thank you Karin! We are most definately neighbors! I checked out your blog...beautiful!! :)

  3. love your work! the french linen piece is gorgeous!

  4. Your work is stunning! Gorgeous pieces~

  5. Wonderful refurbished pieces! Like the linen look!

  6. these pieces turned out beautiful! I would love to feature them , if that would be ok with your please let me know,

  7. These are gorgeous! Would love it if you came by and linked up to my Manic Monday Linky Party!