While shopping at the thrift store, this French Provincial table practically screamed 'take me home.' I had it in mind for a particular client to accompany a set of vintage striped bergere chairs. I actually had it completely painted in my mind before I ever got it home.
It was in really good condition but we were completely puzzled why this was attached. Leave it to my 7-year-old to figure out that it fit a smart phone perfectly. Hmmmmph.
Since I was painting the table to match these chairs, I went with the same color scheme.
Starting with General Finishes Driftwood as the base, I added Winter White glaze lightly on top.
The original top was damaged marble so since it needed replacing we chose to build a wooden replacement. Look at the perfect fit! Triple Threat does high caliber work.
A grain sack stripe was the perfect accent to coordinate with the bergere chairs. Using painter's tape, I measured off the width I wanted for the stripes.
Then I filled in the stripes with General Finishes Lamp Black.
I am pretty proud of how perfectly I taped that grain sack stripe!
Once the stripe was completely dry, I went over the entire new top with the Winter White glaze to soften the finish.
It seemed like it was missing something (more racing stripe than grain sack) so I decided to add a stenciled wreath. Nine is my favorite number and has a lot of significance in our family so I spontaneously free-handed that inside the wreath.
My client decided to put a floor lamp instead of a table between the bergere chairs so this French beauty is for sale. Although, I've been thinking it would be a perfect printer table for my office. I'd finally have a pretty place to store all my paper. ;)