Franzi Thekla Console Table February 27th, 2018 - 08:04:40
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.
To confuse the matter further it is plausible for all sofa tables to be used as a console table although the dimensions may not suit as well. However it is not possible for every table to be a sofa table primarily due to the option of purchasing a two legged table which remains stationary and secured to the wall. One of the most common places to find console tables are in hotels as they are often used to furnish the lobby's and hallways often with a decorative piece placed on top to create a more ambient setting.
As you undertake the purchase of console tables to help with your storage problems you need to make a note of what you need before you buy. How much storage do you really need console tables to provide? Do you have minor to moderate storage needs? You may want to look at tables that are more ornate but only have a little storage area like one long drawer. But if you realize you have a lot of things you need to find a place to put away you should look for more practical console tables with more drawers or shelving options you can use to get control of your clutter.
Console Tables are generally placed against the wall and are versatile. Placing a Console table near the sofa will help occupants to reach out easily.
Next beat up the table. Yes you read that right. There is no old country table that is in perfect condition which means you need to use the file or sandpaper to rough up the edges. If you want it to look well used you can use the hammer to make a few dings.
If you are using one color of paint you may want to water it down to create a more 'whitewashed' look while painting.