Franzi Thekla Console Table March 04th, 2018 - 12:29:57
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.
Start with unfinished wood console tables or one that you can take the current paint off of. If the table has any sort of finish you will need to use a stripping agent to remove that before moving forward with this project.
When you are creating a country theme to your home you will want to remove as many of the modern day items in the home as you can. How believable is an old country living room that has remote controls sitting all over the place? This does not mean you are not going to use any of these items; you just want a way to keep them out of the way and from ruining the feel of the space.
Generally bedrooms are connected with bathrooms. To avoid shower sounds and water splashes place the bed perpendicular to the bathroom's entrance.
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.
Another great area for console tables is the den or family room. Console tables with two or three large drawers are a perfect place to store all those board games that the family will gather to play on game night.