Category Archives: Table

Giraffe Skin in Grey on a Vintage Side Table

This small vintage side table is a whole new direction for me.  The request was for something subtle and sophisticated.  I used the client’s fondness  for giraffes as my inspiration and suggested an animal skin motif in a neutral grey to match her decor.  The straw colored stripe is both an echo of the natural color of a giraffe  and of the color on an adjacent focus wall in the home.  Yes, there is a signature dragon fly on the back…

Japanese Memories Table

This striking side table began life as a solid wood vintage Early American style nightstand.  I painted it a  deep navy blue and  created faux marble surfaces in shades of grey on both the top and lower shelves.  This is a trompe l’oeil  piece of art work, where everything looks real enough to pick up!  On the upper surface I depicted items collected on a visit to Japan; There is a sophisticate  navy colored fan, and a pair of chopsticks encased in a fabric sheath, secured by a braided knot.  I added three glass marbles through which you can see light shinning.   I folded a crane and a swallow from paper purchased in Tokyo to use as models to paint the two Origami birds on the lower shelf.  This unique table is currently for sale for $450 plus shipping.  The top is  14″ X 16″ and it stands  27″ tall.Please contact me through this site if you are interested in this table or perhaps a custom painted item.

Cake Plate on a Side Table

This charming side table began life as an Early American style nightstand.  I painted it a cool grey and  created a faux marble surface on both the top and lower shelf.  On the upper surface I depicted a delicate  trompe L’oeil  china cake plate with a butter knife, as if crackers and cheese had just been consumed.  I left the back corner of the top marble surface free for a lamp as the client asked.   On the lower shelf I painted my favorite children’s book, a little battered with love just as my own copy is.  (To my delight, my toddler granddaughter tried very hard to pick it up!!)  Serendipitously  I found a graceful vintage handle to replace the original clunky wooden one.  I think it matches my plate perfectly, don’t you agree?

Hearts of Stone Table

Rocks and more rocks, painted hyper realistically in liquid acrylics!!!  I  returned to one of my favorite subjects in the summer  of 2017 to paint this charming vintage table.  There are at least a dozen heart shaped stones in the oval table top  (30″ X 19 “).  How many can you find? I’ll let you decide the total number as some are only hinted at!   Of course there is a bug on one of the stones.  The lower shelf is painted as a single slab of grey marble.  The shelf is also painted on the underside so as to continue the Trompe L’oeil illusion.  The legs remain their original dark brown stain but I added small grey diamonds to the graceful curves to visually connect the two painted surfaces.   The table stands 29” tall and has a drawer tucked under the top tier.  This piece is similar to a previously commissioned table named River Stones, and has recently been sold.  If you are interested in commissioning a similar piece please feel free to contact me through this site.