I love the store Platypus. While strolling through it one day, I came across an accent table that had an old world French country feel to it. I loved it (below).
I love the casual and time-worn look of the French Country style that also projects a simple sophistication.
One of my favorite elements is distressed painted wood. That alongside a stained natural wood captures the casualness of the countryside of France.
Sometime ago, I was fortunate enough to be given a free pedestal table from a neighbor. I stored it in my garage waiting for the inspiration to do something with it. Once I saw the table at Platypus, I knew the look I wanted.
I decided to use some leftover Annie Sloan Chalk Paint I had in Old White.
I first painted the legs and base.
After two coats of paint, I took a piece of sandpaper and began sanding down the corners and curves to accentuate them and give a distressed look.
The table had wonderful elements and classic lines that didn’t stand out when it was all one color.
I love the look of my Platypus French Country Knockoff! It adds an understated and casual elegance to my living room!