This is her in her full ten-seater glory.
I was originally looking for a sturdy farmhouse table that I could beat up to make weathered and old. But this little lady fit the bill too perfectly- and at $160, I kind of had to. Another cool thing is that my thrift store find is actually a dead ringer for the Ballard Designs Avignon table- with a price tag of $1,000. Ha!
Now here's my dilemma- What do I do with her!? As I said, our apartment is more or less beige and uninteresting, the last thing I want to do is add more honey-ish tones, but looking through ballard made me think maybe I should just keep it as-is.
However, there are lots of pretty details, such as the quatrefoil in the middle leg and the ridges round the edges and legs that I think are just screaming to be a distressed white. See? But this is my dining room now: That is a card table under there. And I may or may not be using a former curtain as a tablecloth. See? Beige. And you can't tell from the picture but there's some 90's - esque track lighting that would make my french country gal feel pretty out of place. What I wouldn't give for pendant lighting.
The way I see it, I have 4 options:
1. Paint the top a dark walnut, and the legs a distressed white
2. Paint the whole thing a distressed white
3. Stain the whole thing a distressed walnut
4. Leave it as-is.
What do you think? Any other suggestions? Should I let her true colors shine or take this country gal to the city, er, Delray Beach.