Tuesday, October 20, 2009

console me

I am trying to "console" myself by finding a console table like this and painting it to mimic this sort of chic finish with the fabulous decorative border (which is actually inlay shell) I would faux-paint it to look like this. Love the finish, and the skinny gold legs, how it just adds a sophisticated sort of dressed up attitude.

coffee table from "Oly"
I could see painting a tray or a chest or even a small box.
Do you enjoy finding things on your list and giving them new life?
To me it is like winning a "consolation prize!"


La Maison Fou said...

Great little console .......
love the inlaid design!

Mrs. Blandings said...

Did you see Nick Olsen's post? A very similar table from Target that could be gold leafed and given a terrifically painted by you top. Know you will find just the thing.

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

These pieces from Oly are on my must have some day. They have a new store in NY that the girls and I are going to check out when they are back from school.

home before dark said...

You need to check out the blog (In)Decorous Design. Young artist who is hip and very talented. You two could make a faux better world. Consoles are wonderful. Look forward to hearing about your consolation prize.

Jen West Design said...

I just bought one from Julien Chichester. It is just as clean as the Oly ones but less expensive. I love how modern and simple it is without looking inappropriate or cold. They had a sample sale. Check it out.

Debra said...

I was going to mention Mrs. Blanding's post. I hope you find it- with all this help-I bet you will. Then you need to show and tell us what you did with it.

My Notting Hill said...

Love the inlaid design. I'm sure something will turn up in a shop or yard sale somewhere that you could transform.

pve design said...

La Maison-
Thanks for stopping in!
Must pay a visit to your maison!

Target is really the best, but I am combing the trash, thought I found a shelf this morning, but so warped. I did get out of the car, it was 6:30 am so not a soul spotted me.

Chic Coles-
I will make it a must to see Oly.
(next trip to NY)

Home before dark,
I shall check our (In)Decorous Design - not looking forward to the time change when it starts getting dark at 5...then you will have to get home earlier.

Brilliant Asylum said...

Great idea. Please let us see it when you are finished!
: )