I love the whole physics behind anything collapsible: umbrellas, chairs, cots, maps, Swiss Army Knives, etc. Brilliant objects that contract or expand according your needs. ( My favorite book on this subject is available here). It makes especially good sense when decorating small and multifunctional spaces.
You may remember this gate leg table. (I first blogged about it here).
Very primitive, pine, red, serving as a console at the top of my stairway. I hadn’t really thought about repainting until I saw this image on Rose Garden Malevik, one of my favorite blogs.
Granted, my table is far more humble, but you have to admit there is a similarity. A fresh coat of chalk paint may be just what it needs. Pure White and Old White layered on each other and finished with clear wax.
So what do you think? Did I even come close? What color do you prefer, the red or the white? Please weigh in and leave me a comment below.