French Grain Sack Typography Table

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.  ;)

If you love the look of grain sack, I hope this makeover inspires you to tackle it on a piece of furniture.  In the meantime, you can pin for future inspiration!

In case you missed my last French projects, you can find my bar stool makeover here the French chest of drawers here