Good morning! I am looking forward to a lovely quiet Easter. We are staying at home but having our very good friends over on Sunday for a roast lunch. I quite like not going away over Easter as it's so lovely and quiet in our suburb and the streets are fairly empty. Almost like we live in a little country town :)
(...maybe that's just me dreaming)
|recent console tables|
Like most of you I'm currently juggling school holidays and work so I've been painting in the early in the mornings and late at night and just squeezing in work around the edges of doing stuff with the kids. I have had a big run on console tables lately. the above consoles are all from the last couple of weeks.
I'm such a fan of console tables - Just a nice little piece of furniture you can pop against an empty wall and decorate with pretty pieces or a bunch of flowers. What's not to love about that?
Yesterday I took the kids for the morning to Balmoral and we had lunch sitting in the sunshine (calamari for the kids and I had a nice salad). The kids played while I took Charlie for a walk. It's always nice to watch your kids interact with each other from a distance - spy mummy :). The kids were doing things like pretending to be blind and the other one leading them around the deck of the ocean pool. Pretending to almost let the other one fall in. The exact sort of thing my sister and I did when we were kids. Such a gorgeous morning and we popped in to see my aunt who is recovery from surgery on the way home.
When we got home I finished painting these two consoles. Both so pretty. The pale one would be also useful as a little writing desk. It's already sold and is heading to holiday home in Bowral. I love this piece and think it's very elegant.
and the before photo below - the front was in perfect condition but the top had some huge marks on it which meant it wasn't sale-able as is.
This black console is one I've painted before (not the exact one - the last one I painted ASCP Grpahite and this time I painted it black) While I am typing this post, someone has just commented SOLD on this piece on facebook so that's good (well good for me anyway, not good if you are reading this and wanting to buy it).
I also have a before and after photo of the white console table. Such a difference that paint and effort make. I love making things beautiful and new again.
I am almost at the end of my run for console tables. I do have one more gorgeous one coming up soon. Here's the before photo. I think this one is going to be gorgeous - something a little different also.
Anyway I'm taking the kids shopping and to the Batman Lego movie today. Sasha has grown so tall and none of her shirts fit her. They are all almost midriff tops which I hate so I'm very happy to spend some money on her.
Enjoy your day