I’m sharing a little decorating shortcut that might help if you’re trying to decide on painting a console table or entryway chest. The chartreuse chest I have in this corner wasn’t working with the rug so I threw a dark green table cloth over it at Christmas. After living with it for a while, I decided I liked the look of a “skirted” table but thought a pattern might be more fun. I kept going back to the image of the striped table in Michelle’s living room.
But, if you’ve priced a large patterned tablecloth lately (I originally used a 108″ round) or a custom skirted console, you might have sticker shock. Both options were way more than I wanted to pay for a decorating “experiment”. Instead, I ordered this king duvet on Amazon that was on sale for under $35 and gave it a go.
For reference, the dimensions of the chest I covered are 46″ x 29″ x19″. The weight of the duvet was just heavy enough so that I could add “pleats” to the corners by folding and they would stay in place. You can see that it doesn’t quite hit the floor on the sides.
I don’t know that I’ll leave it forever, but for $35, it’s a fun change and I can always throw stripes on a bed later. I styled it using a few books, some leaned art, a decorative box that belonged to my grandmother and a glass hurricane.