Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The Top Ten Chinoiserie Pieces #2

We started a new series yesterday with Elle Decor's Top 10 Chinoiserie Pieces. Number 2 is the Peking Cocktail Table by Michael Smith for Baker with its fretwork detailing. It is priced at $2,720. What about taking an Ikea Lack Coffee Table at $39.99 and adding the amazing fretwork panels from O'verlays at $2.95 a foot. Check out examples of their incredible transformations here. A pair of Ikea Lack Side Tables at $7.99 each with the Greek Key Lack Table Kit at $39.99 each would also work great as a coffee table. Another wonderful idea is to find a vintage fretwork coffee table and paint it any color of your choosing. I have shown some examples below. These ideas start at about $100, a far cry from $2,720.

Ikea Lack Coffee Table - $39.99

Ikea Lack Side Table for $7.99 with O'verlays at $39.99 - use a pair of these as a coffee table

Circa Who Fretwork Coffee Table - $750

Circa Who Fretwork Coffee Table - $650

Beautiful pair of vintage fretwork tables that could be used together as a coffee table -  $300

1 comment:

  1. Beth the idea of using the overlays is brilliant!! I had forgotten about the company.

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