It has been rainy and gloomy all day. I wish I could just relax and read a book while the girls play quietly but we all know those days are long gone. The girls are so excited for Christmas and I am so excited for Christmas trees and Christmas music and Christmas cookies. We had a quiet weekend and I got a chance to paint a Gustavian style console. I got it at a flea market months ago and actually forgot about it until this weekend. It isn't made out of real wood but I like the way it looks.
You know when it comes to my furniture or anything in life really...I love my bling bling. Then I would look at pictures from other amazing blogs and see their simple French farm house or Gustavian style decor and I drool over them. I have these daydreams of waking up in an old farm house and galloping with horses and baking pies from scratch while my children in their prairie dresses tend our pet chickens and sheep. Aren't daydreaming so much fun? Since the likelihoods of me galloping with wild horses or my two divas tending our pet chickens are slim to none, I had to settle for a simple painted Gustavian style console.
I painted the console with Chalk Paint® in Paris Grey and went over every detail with dark wax.
A simple small Christmas tree inside a metal bucket completed the look.
How gorgeous is this big gilded mirror?
I am going back to my upholstery class on Saturday and I can't wait to get started with upholstery projects. I actually miss doing upholstery. I have done small projects like dinning room chairs and foot stool but nothing crazy like my daybed. I can't wait to get my crazy out!
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