A couple of weeks ago I found myself overwhelmed by the number of you who related to my design dilemma. It’s nice to know I’m not alone! In this post entitled, “For when you are neither Shabby Chic nor Vintage nor Beachy but you kinda want to be”, I shared with you that while I will always be a traditional girl at heart, I have a hankering to mix things up here and there and try to add some of the design elements I see out there in blogland.
I kind of think of it in terms of clothing. It’s like having your basic classic pieces in your wardrobe and then adding in some trends here and there. Having the “staples” allows you to try new trends without starting completely from scratch and breaking the bank.
Case in point, this Bombay Company table which we purchased many moons ago and, as you can tell, has seen much better days! But the lines of it are so classic and simple and I knew that with a little bit of paint, I could transform it into something fresh and new.
Ahhhh…now we’re talking!
A coat of creamy white paint and a little bit of distressing gives this classic traditional
table a “french country” twist.
But…hmmm…doesn’t that space in between the handles look a bit bare?
Nothing a little stencil can’t fix!
I used a very dark brown craft paint and just lightly dabbed it on for more of a distressed look.
The brass pulls also got a coat of paint and then were distressed to let some of the original tone show through.
Placed on this little wall at the top of the stairs, it completely brightened up the space.
And of course, I couldn’t help but pick up a couple of new accessories for the top of my “new” table!
This little lovely began it’s life as an “Herb Terrarium“, or so the box said.
But, we both knew it was meant to be a cloche holding some bright yellow lemons!
And this darling red clock provides the perfect punch of color against the white of the table.
It looks right at home next to my rooster topiary. My sweet boy was 3 years old in that photo…sigh…
Creamy roses from the garden.
And, all in all, I’m loving my French Country tweaking of my traditional table!
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