Ofelia Macaria Console Table February 27th, 2018 - 08:04:47
Perhaps the best and most popular uses of console tables are in entryways and as accent pieces in a living room. For example when you come through the door of your home you are generally carrying something that needs to be set down in a convenient location. This may be your briefcase groceries or just a set of keys that need to be placed in a spot where they won't get lost. The idea also holds true for many other items ranging from homework to purses. For this reason the console table may be one of the most highly utilized pieces of furniture in your collection. And if you're going to use it every day you want it to be attractive. Fortunately these tables come in so many styles and materials that it is easy to ensure they complement other pieces in the room. In a smaller room or entryway you might want to match the material from which your table is constructed with nearby window sills or doors in the space where it resides although different styles can be paired in a room depending on paint colors and flooring.
If you are using one color of paint you may want to water it down to create a more 'whitewashed' look while painting.
We've talked about console tables in entryways and living rooms where they can be placed against a wall or adjacent to a couch or settee. So where else can you locate your console table? Almost any room in the house! You may have use for one in a sunroom and certainly a library or study room can benefit from console tables to hold books a computer and printer or to attractively display collectibles. Bedrooms are a perfect location as the tables are a perfect spot for pictures beauty products books lamps and of course clocks! Last but not least it's almost impossible to ignore dining rooms where a console table can be used for extra plates of food and to hold and display beverages and glasses.
The story of life these days is somewhat like this "Your job keeps you occupied all day and sometimes even at the night; your busy schedule with family and friends doesn't permit you to make time for yourself. Your life is a complete mess of things that you want to do but aren't able to do and things you are doing but don't want to do. Your life has become a shamble of the necessary and unnecessary substances and no matter how hard you try things won't get better unless there is something that can console you give you the happiness and uplift your life."However finding something like this is close to impossible; but that doesn't mean you should give up.
Cracking. One way to make wood console tables look old is to give them a cracked finish. Think about the look of an old table pulled out of a farm house after generations. The paint is starting to crack and break away from the surface. It used to be it took a lot of work to create this look but not anymore. There are 'crackle paints' or crackle additives to add to paint that will make this finish happen very easily. Often all you have to do is apply 1-2 coats and you will have created an antique look with ease.
Around the 17th-century in Italy a console table was a major manifestation of the culture of furniture made for the purpose of display. Many examples of the period were carved and were in fact some of the finest pieces of sculpture as much as furniture. An opulent group of consoles was made in 1675-78 for the Palazzo Colonna in Rome; where the supports for the tops were commonly carved as human figures eagles tumbling putti (cupids) luxuriant foliage and dolphins and they often were gilded.