Friday, September 23, 2011

Entryway table

So quite some time ago, I found a leaf drop table on craigslist with 3 chairs.
(yes I forgot to take before pix)

It had a nice shape to it but I didnt need a dinning table, what I was looking for was an entryway table.
Hmmm... drop leaf.. comes off... hmm... got my diy brain working.

I scooped up this deal for $40.
At best I could use the chairs and maybe re-sell the table.

First I took the table top and the drop down side off with the help of my little assistant of course. 

Then we spent some time sanding her up.
I seriouslly do NOT like sanding, honestly I gave up halfway through and just kinda did a quick sand all over.

I decided to spray the top white and the legs black.
(I just might change my mind and flip the colors)

Or maybe not cause I sprayed and sprayed and sprayed it over and over again.
Maybe it was just spraying white, but it kept looking streakey.

I have this wall that I have been saving for a consol table since we moved in.
Now that the table is there, it looks even more bare!

Of course the house is a work in progress and I eventually plan on redoing the floors, adding a baseboard and if the hubby lets me a chair rail and some moulding.

(you can still see the lines going across the table, but 2 cans later, I was pretty over it)

When I hung the shelves on the wall I had imagined a table being there at some point.  I guess I didnt plan the space very well, but in my defense, its really hard when you only have a pretend table there.

As I always say, its a work in progress...

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Jessica said...

Cute! I think it goes really well there. I like white table tops with darker legs, I have a night stand like that. I think you could just move the top shelf down and call it good, or maybe even hang a picture there.

Meg said...

I like it! You did a great job. I think once you get stuff on your table that will help with the height of the shelves. Great fix for a hall table though, I totally dig the black and white!

DWYHomemaking said...

Great makeover! I'm in major need of an entry table, I've not considered fixing up an old one! Thanks for linking up!

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

Spray paint can be really frustrating, but I think this turned out great! I think you hit it spot on. :)

PS I have a $50 cash giveaway going on at my blog this week. Come by when you get a chance! :)

annalisa said...

nice work. i love black and white. i have recently been convinced that spray paint is my friend. :)

keep it up!

Carrie said...

I want it! Your idea of using a dining table was genius. I've been looking for a console table forever, I might need to resort to using a drop-leaf one instead. Thanks for linking up to Refresh Your Nest Friday!

Christa aka The BabbyMama said...

It's so cute! Since the shelves are high, might I recommend putting something tall on your table? Like a cool canvas just leaning up against the wall or a really tall lamp. That would fill the space, I bet.


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