Provencal Style Shelf

Furniture and furnishings in the style of Provence today - a fashion trend. Perhaps someone will want to decorate their home with an interesting detail in this style. In order to acquire such an interesting thing, it is not necessary to go to a special store. Yes, and there are such piece items are not cheap. Not passed the fashionable passion for Provence and me, and I decided to make the shelf yourself. So, in order to get to work, you will need: a small piece of plywood 4, 6 or 8 mm thick, several wooden slats 1 cm thick, small nails (or carpenter's glue), acrylic paints and decorating varnish, and a manual jigsaw for cutting out parts.
Shelf in Provencal style
First you need to determine the size of the product. My shelf will measure - 38 cm by 22 cm. Having made the appropriate marks on plywood and slats, I carefully drank the necessary parts with a jigsaw. As a result, I got a set of four side parts, one part for the inside shelf and one main part made of plywood. Clamped parts with nails.It is possible to use glue or screws. The basis of my product will be figured, therefore on the plywood basis with the help of compasses the corresponding markings are made. Then I cleaned the product with fine sandpaper. The wooden blank is ready.
Shelf in Provencal style
 Shelf in Provencal style
 Shelf in Provencal style
Now you can start the most creative and fascinating part of the process - decorating. I decided to decorate it in a little unusual for this style of colors - gray and white. Through trial and error, I determined that it was a light gray shade applied to a wooden base, with artificial aging makes an interesting effect. And in order to give my shelf individuality, I applied a drawing using a self-made stencil of thick paper. You can make the product look like a kind of object, lightly processing some parts of fine sandpaper. So I did.
Shelf in Provencal style
 Shelf in Provencal style
This is the result. The final touches - she covered it with matte varnish in several layers and made fastenings (used ordinary ones, for paintings). The shelf in the style of Provence is ready. Getting started, do not forget that fantasy and courage work wonders. You just need to believe in yourself.
Shelf in Provencal style

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