I switched up my dining room console table again. Here is what it looked like today. Not too many days go by before I change the tabletop.
English mulberry and purple transferware from the 1850's on one of the latest console tables I designed for Swede Collection in Swedish grey finish. Purple is the only color of transferware I collect. Candlesticks by Restoration Hardware and Pottery Barn.
Over the weekend I painted this acrylic abstract to go with the purple theme. This is a 24 x 48" heavy duty gallery wrap canvas from Michael's. I really enjoy doing these. I just throw the paint on the canvas any which way -- I don't care really -- then I put some structure to it with squares, rectangles and a gold leaf overlay of fleurs-de-lis. I put the base coat on one evening, let it dry overnight then the next day finish it out in a couple hours to make it a very quick project. I do these in many colors so the paintings in the room match the tablescape of china I am using for the dinners.
Also, I like layering paintings on top of each other with the top ones off center. Quick and fun project.
I did two different tablescapes with the transferware. One is mulberry/aubergene and one is orchid. I'll show the rest of those tablescape photos with the china in a week or so.