Inspiration

Witty Pretend G Plan Table

by Tim Gould

Painter in Residence Tim Gould painted this witty table inspired by its back story and how he came to purchase it.

Witty Mid Century Pretend G Plan table by Annie Sloan Painter in Residence Tim Gould painted with Chalk Paint®

For his first project as Painter in Residence, Tim Gould stencilled this mid-century style table with witty lines inspired by the table’s dubious authenticity as a G Plan.

Tim bought this table from a man advertising it as “G Plan”. On closer inspection, Tim suspected this may not have been true, which inspired him to write the words on the top. Tim always starts his projects by creating the design for his piece of furniture on Adobe Illustrator. He then prints his designs out on to vinyl – creating the stencils that he’ll use on the piece.

Witty Mid Century Pretend G Plan table by Annie Sloan Painter in Residence Tim Gould painted with Chalk Paint®

A retro palette of Emperor’s Silk, Florence, Provence, Arles and Pure was used to create the pin-stripes that run across the table legs and the slats below. The same colours are used on the intersecting geometric pattern that frames the typography on the table top. The typography is painted all with Chalk Paint® in Pure – a crisp white that forms a stark contrast against the wood.

Tim finished the piece by applying Clear Chalk Paint® Wax – the first coat was brushed on before the stencil was removed to avoid any shift in colour. A second coat was applied after the stencil was removed to make the piece really durable.

Photos by Ben Hawley.

Witty Mid Century Pretend G Plan table by Annie Sloan Painter in Residence Tim Gould painted with Chalk Paint®
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