Vintage French Serving Cart: Ooh La La!
This is the piece that turned me around to appreciate French style furniture.
I looked upon this vintage serving cart as more of a challenge, really, than something I wanted to paint. It was a decent price at a thrift store, and the old finish was really gummy and grimy. The bones, however, were solid, and the curves were speaking to me.
This is how it started:
I wanted something sharp and artistic, with appealing, contrasting colors. I actually picked out these two hues separately, for two other projects, and when I held the paint chips in my hand together, I pictured the French cart in my mind.
So this is what I did:
The two knobs on the "top drawer" had to go because it wasn't really a drawer. I could see other people come along and try to yank on the knobs to open the non-existent drawer, just like I did. How annoying.
The back and sides got a curvy, moroccan sort of pattern, with small gold dots for accent.