Hello lovelies. I hope by now you’ve all read the latest issue of Heart Home magazine. Did you see the feature on page 76? Yes, it’s my house, photographed by the very talented Andrew Boyd.
I had a lot of comments about the very pink console table in my hall so I thought I’d tell you all about it.
I’ve had it for ever. It’s nothing special. Just a reproduction writing desk that I picked up in a junk shop to sit in that very spot. For years it remained as it was, dark wood with a green leather inlay on the top, embossed with gold. I bought the chair next to it almost at the same time and that also was dark wood with a cream silk seat. All very traditional and very safe.
A couple of years ago I painted it gold and had some glass cut for the top to hide the green leather. I painted the underside of the glass black and changed the knobs to black faceted ones to match. It still didn’t seem to be right.
And then, with the prospect of the photo shoot looming I painted it pink. And hello!
The black and white photograph of Miami with the pink Cadillac, I picked up in Homesense and I painted the frame black. The chair was next. Black gloss paint and a new seat fabric (a returnable fabric sample, that oops, I forgot to return) gave it a new lease of life and it became the home for the cushion I made at the Clarissa Hulse studio.
And there you have it. Nothing cost very much but I am very proud of that little corner now and the pink table always makes me smile.
Oh, and just in case you’re hankering after something similar, here’s one you can buy.
Available from Alexander and Pearl.
Don’t say I never give you anything.