I received a gift from the sweetest person the other day.
I put that piece in my sunroom and the wheels started turning.
Come along with me and see
how an inspiration piece can change a room.
As you can see the item that was previously in front of the loveseat is an antique blanket chest
and there is a larger antique mirror that hangs above the loveseat.
These pieces were changed out with a “new to me” chinoiserie table
and a black and gold “chinoiserie ‘esque” mirror.
The mirror was previously in the stairwell.
I love how the black chinoiserie table grounds the room.
They say that every room needs an item that is black.
Oh! . . . . Would you like to see my inspiration piece?
The piece that set the change in motion in this room.
This beautiful gold watering can started it all.
I loved the look of the gold in the sunroom
and I set out to find some gold items in the house that could be brought
into the room and I took a trip to a consignment shop to see what I could find.
The first thing I found was the brass candelabra. It was a great buy!
Then I came across the sweetest antique cane and bamboo chair.
It was beautifully made using pegs vs. screws.
Did you notice that the bird cage took on another look too?
It got Rubbed ‘n Buffed in Antique Gold.
Now that gorgeous Chelsea House Chinoiserie table caught my eye
in the last moments when shopping in the consignment shop.
It was love at first sight; however, it being a piece by Chelsea House,
it was not what you would consider a thrift store find price.
The price was a good one, based on it originally costing well over a thousand dollars.
I actually left the consignment shop that day without buying that table.
I needed to contemplate on it for a bit and make sure I had a place for it.
Well, I contemplated for about 5 minutes when I got home
and returned to the shop the next day and luckily it was still there.
I shopped the house and brought in some brass candlesticks into the sunroom.
If you notice in the background there is a chinoiserie ‘esque planter.
This planter was in the foyer.
The planter is from The Bombay Company that I purchased over 20 years ago.
Originally in this area was a red wicker tiered planter,
which was relocated to another room.
When I returned the next day to buy the Chelsea House Chinoiserie table,
I decided to purchase one additional item. So stay tuned for the Part Two
of the Domino Effect.
So I must say that the pretty gold watering can from my sweet and thoughtful friend
was rather serendipitous. Beautiful gift, and a pleasant surprise
that resulted in a wonderful room makeover.
Speaking of beautiful ….. I wish you a most beautiful day!!!