April 27, 2011
An Artist Paints Artful Imperfections
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I have a love affair with paint, by now most of you know that. This modest French farmhouse drop leaf table is another thrift shop find, it gave no indication of what lies beyond its dark stained finish, until I refinished it with artful imperfection inspired by European rusticity. I refinished it in a whiter shade of pale, giving it a quiet and calm feel to it, ready to add to any serene setting. This informal table lends itself for many uses in unexpected places, letting this piece tell you where it wants to be.
I added uneven shades of white and soft French gray giving it a patina that you would find on an age-old European flea market find. "This piece is understated. it's not trying to be boastful, just awe-inspiring."
This slightly oversize piece adds subtle drama to any intimate space of calm where functional, and decorative seek harmony with its soulfully given patina and relaxed elegance without being too imposing. What I didn't know is how perfect its use is being a side table to read at, a sofa table, as well as an easy fitted accent piece to any room.
I want to draw attention to the little sweet lavender scented bird pillow leaning up against the framed print. It was gifted to me from my sweet Oregon state friend Kim, along with a few other wonderful goodies, it has added nature to my vignette theme of birds and there places of shelter. Please go say hello to Kim she is a doll to get to know if you don't already know her, thank you dear friend see you soon!! You can visit Kim at... http://whitewhispers2u.blogspot.com
Inspiring artful imperfections in a great thrift shop find.