This mid-century modern table had a reddish stain in its previous life. It was pretty unattractive and totally forgettable. Now it could fit in on Star Trek according to my Annie Sloan retailer, Katrina, from Malenka Originals. She’s right-the ’60’s colours and the atomic design of the table really give it a retro feeling. I must have been channeling the uniforms. I do know that when I decided to paint the feet red that I was actually thinking of Yves Saint Laurent’s classic Mondrian dresses. I even owned one like this:
Of course, Saint Laurent was influenced by Piet Mondrian whose grid-based paintings from the 1920’s and 30’s are classics of modern art.
I painted the table in an AS mix of Provence and Florence, the legs are MMS Typewriter ( a true black) and the red socks are AS Emperor’s Silk. There are all kinds of step end tables available, many of them with French Provincial styling but most of them seem to have that mid-century streamlined look.
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