Friday, August 26, 2011

Skirting Inspiration ...

Now that I moved the secretary into the dining room to act as a bar,  I had a lack of flat surfaces in the foyer ... an important element, given the amount of mail I bring in daily (along with keys, cell phones, wallets, magazines ... you get the picture, right?) So I started looking for inspiration, and voila.




The wonderful thing about a skirted table in the foyer is the sheer versatility of it. In a pinch you could use it as a server, a bar, a desk, (and if you have a blog - they make great blog posts! tehehe) so I figure it was time for Casa dela Vanderdogan to have one too. I've made the table (an archaic blend of 12" pine and 2x2 firring strips) but now it's time to make decisions on fabric. Any ideas?

16 comments:

  1. The table looks great with the orange cloth on it. I also love your zebra carpet on the stairs. So chic!

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  2. Love this idea and for anyone that has such an elegant entry it would be wonderful. simple, lovely and cost effective, absolutely nothing to loose!

    This is my first visit here, great fun. Thank you.(-:

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  3. Love this post Artie. I would love to add a skirted table like this to my house, but can't seem to find a place for it. An entry is perfect.

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  4. These are a great idea for people with small spaces too. Any place you get some extra hidden storage is a big bonus. You could hide shoes, hats, gloves, all kinds of crap under your skirt. I think the box pleats are the more handsome option.

    You can also do podcasts: The Skirted Square Table.

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  5. I have one. It came out of necessity...to cover an ugly table....but now I love it......funny how things happen that way :)

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  6. I love the amount of stuff you can hide under there as well! Baskets for shoes etc. Looks very sophisticated.

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  7. Linen...in a style similar to the dressing table in your previous Marshall Watson post?

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  8. LOVE this look! Will have to see if I can do this somepklace here! XO, Pinky

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  9. I love the idea, Artie. The orange one is very handsome. Can't wait to see your finished project.
    Best, Victoria

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  10. Oh, I meant to say that vintage mangle cloths would be perfect for a skirt table. They're linen and have a stripe that would be perfect on the bottom edge.

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  11. As you know I LOVE this look....my vote is for linen with a greek ribbon at the bottom edge!!!! It will look perfect in your entry!
    ~Des

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  12. I just received a hand-me-down console table that would be the perfect candidate for a skirt. Great post! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  13. Some how I missed the move of the table...but what ever you do it will look wonderful!

    You could hide the dogs under the table too !

    Go for the strong edges or it may look messy....we hate messy right?

    xo kelley

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  14. Your entry looks beautiful! I've had a bookcase in my entry for years and have been wanting a change. I think I may copy your look. By the way, that mirror is gorgeous!!!

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  15. artie! I listened to you on skirted round table and you were awesome. hey, they might just be making that gig a foursome from now on, you were that good. I know it was so much fun. congratulations and great work. you're the best, artie...donna

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  16. I like this idea! I have a chest of drawers that I'd like to be able to cover on occassion with just this kind of look. Wisteria has one ready made but it's not wide enough for my need. I think those are very attractive!

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