I love that paint can transform this
The power of paint still amazes me (in the same way I love that flour can be transformed to bread, cakes and pastry). What can I say, I'm a fan of simple things!
I painted this lovely shaped French style console in Annie Sloan Paris Grey with some Pure White to highlight the details. I then distressed it and gave it a few coats of Clear Wax. I then sanded and buffed for a lovely sheen.
I think the painted details of this console are just very lovely and I'll be happy if this doesn't sell too quickly. Dimensions are 1m wide by 80cm tall and 34cm wide. Send me an email if you are interested in purchasing it.
It was lovely to paint a piece of furniture that didn't give me any grief! It's been a tough few weeks with some tricky pieces, LOL.
The two glass decanters on the top of the console are vintage Kluk Kluk Decanters designed in the mid 1960s by Jacob E Bang for Danish designers Holmegaard. They are also called Glug Glug decanters, for the sound they make when pouring. They are hand blown and show the skill of a master glass-blower. Each column is hollow blown and there must have been a large failure rate where the upper part of the decanter collapsed. I had given the clear one to Mum and Max for their wedding and so when we were dividing everything back I brought it home. And then a few weeks ago Dad gave me the green one which had been his and Mum's (probably a wedding present for them also) and I had always loved it as a small girl so Dad thought I should have it also. It's funny how things happen like that. To have both of them here now together. I've teamed them with a vintage soda syphon that was mum's. The clock was a birthday present from my sister in law (you can buy it at The Works or Bed Bath n Table) and the lavender is in a beautiful old pot I bought from Sandy of Paint Me White. I could have sold this pot a hundred times over but I'm not parting with it. I love it too much. The gumtree painting you see in one of the above photos is by artist John Downton. It's a little damaged and I've got to sort out how to fix it, hence it's out of it's frame. On my huge to do list.
Have a good day.