I had a lady come in a few weeks ago looking for a white pedestal table–like the one Ikea has. I told her I didn’t have regular stock but I am always looking for new pieces- If I found something I would give her a call.
As luck would have it I found something that evening and bought it straight away.
The bones of it are great. It is solid oak–I actually had a hard time painting this one…..but I am glad I did!
I painted the whole thing in Old White then used the wet cloth method to distress then finished with clear wax. I suggested painting the frieze/apron with a French wording stencil. This lady speaks French….as luck would have it- so I didn’t have to convince her- she was in total agreement.
So I stenciled Joie de Vivre all around- it was very easy to do. I was dreading this because I did something to my back and have been visiting a chiropractor this week- so bending and lifting is a bit more strenuous.
This is the result! Much better than the mass produced one from Ikea!
I think that when a table like this is painted the shapes are much better highlighted- even the wood looks better than a big chunk of oak.
Joy of living (joie de vivre) is often centred around a table….I hope she enjoys it!