I love the look of Country French Furniture because it expresses a subtle sophistication and a romantic aura with all the curves and bends. French Country furniture commands attention and gains loving glances over and over again. It stirs a a feeling of something from the past and brings a sense of comfort home. I discussed the antique mirror in my last blog you may enjoy going back to read it or get some suggestions on how to secure a old wooden frame. The console table caught my attention because of its country French style with curvy legs, body curves, and how the bottom joins together in a big statement! I believe the table is late 1980’s or 90’s. It was one that needed new life and finishing the mirror frame just brought the two pieces together like they were waiting to be paired.
I decided on using Annie Sloan’s French Linen Chalk Paint as the console table had a smoky tinted glass top. The beveled glass top is tinted a faint smoky brown and I knew with the color of paint and using dark wax to age the piece that it would all come together nicely. I did hand paint primer on the table first. I let dry for 24 hours and then painted using my Annie Sloan oval paint brush for the first time. I loved it! I’m still attached to Purdy though. 🙂 I did two coats of chalk paint. I let the paint dry 24 hours and began to lightly distress the table till I got the look I was aiming for. I then wiped down really well and let dry. I clear waxed the whole piece two times and then using the dark wax I rubbed on and off till I got that nice aged patina look.
I love picture frames and so wanted to include a couple that were ornate but more simple to go with the total look. I hand painted the frames the same way as I did the furniture pieces. I purchased black cardboard easel backings so that the frames could rest on the table. This Furniture Grouping is for sale. Please contact me or my Etsy shop. I will custom paint your furniture pieces that need an up-do if you are live in my area. Thanks so Much!