Ever since I won the book, French Accents by Anita Joyce, (you can read that post here), I've been on the lookout for a piece of furniture to try out the style on.
However, I haven't found anything that said French to me. I love the look of the piece below:
Then one day, my brother-in-law told me about a curious table he saw at Good Will in their auction section. It was, he told me, a chair with a table with shelf attached. "Oh!", I exclaimed, " a telephone table or gossip bench. How much are they asking?"
He told me it had $15 currently on it and was in decent shape. I asked if he was going to be there the day of the auction. Yes, he could be. I told him my daughter and I saw one at Salvation Army once for $80, how we didn't buy it, and how we've regretted it ever since. (Much like the one below):
He said he'd try to get it for me...how much did I want to spend? I told him what my limit was and that was that.
A few days later, I got a text from him...he got it for $32! He sent me a picture. Oh my! So cute. The shape is just right for my French look. The table has a nice curved shape and with the right fabric and paint, it's going to be "ooo-la-la".
|Not very "Ooo-la-la" right now|
Yesterday I found this fabric- the color is taupe - my favorite neutral, of course.
Oo, I love! Now to order a yard. And I think I know just the perfect paint color...I still need to check it against the fabric.
And I'll need one of these:
I have to admit, I thought about painting it red and make it very country looking:
But I really think its shape is perfect for a French inspired piece. I guess if that look doesn't work out for me, I can change it. I can't wait to get started on it! What fun!