John and I found the console above at a garage sale last weekend for a mere $15! It was a bit shabby, but we spent this afternoon sanding and spray painting and well, just look at the finished product! The shelves are still in perfect working condition and the top’s center lifts for extra storage space. I threw on some of my design books and flea market finds for the finished scene below. The bone votive holders were $1 each on sale last summer at Dovecote in Westport, Connecticut. The pineapple vase, cut glass pitcher, brass pineapple taper holder, botanical print, and framed watercolor of the Place Vendome in Paris were all flea market finds. The black and white photograph was a gift from my host family when I studied abroad in France. It’s an old photograph of their estate in Provence, one of the prettiest and most enchanting residences I’ve ever had the opportunity to visit…what a summer we had! Last but not least, the vintage looking map is a piece of wrapping paper I picked up at Kate’s Paperie in Soho one afternoon. How I love a successful, budget-friendly makeover!
Images by the NEO-traditionalist.