Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Console Table Redo

Hey there!  Over the weekend, my hubby and I were on our way to a movie with our youngest when we came across a yard sale.  A yard sale in the evening?  Yes!  He told me he had driven past it earlier and noticed a solid wood console table for only 7 bucks that I would probably like to redo, so, we stopped.   Here's the table....I was instantly drawn to the shape of it.
We also picked up this HUGE basket for $3.  I love everything about it.  It. Is. Gorgeous.
To spiff it up, I sprayed it with a shiny coat of polyurethane and that's it. 

Here's what I did with the console table after staring at it for a while.  This may sound a little crazy, but, the top reminded me of a surfboard, sorta, and it also had a retro vibe going on.  So, I decided to have some fun with it.  :)

After sanding it down, I gave it two coats of a really pretty, very light aqua paint color called Icy Teal by Glidden.  Then, since it reminded me of a surfboard, I taped off a 6 inch wide section down the middle and painted that white, then stenciled the number 5 in the center of the white stripe with the aqua color.  No reason for that, really, other than I like the number 5 and I thought that would go with the theme of the table.  After everything was dried, I sanded it down quite a bit so that it would look very distressed, you know, like a retro surfboard!  LOL.....  We love it!
What do ya think?  Fun, huh?  I loved the original drawer pull that was there so I kept it, spray painted it white and roughed it up with sandpaper.
It's something fun and cheerful, and an unexpected surprise, behind the couch in our somewhat coastal inspired living room.  I just finished painting our book shelves white and wow, does it make all our favorite books stand out nicely.  I'm also building a simple writing desk to pair with a beautiful wood chair that my hubby bought for me to add to the room.  The basket we picked up will also be making it's home in there, so, check back soon for pics!  Have a great day!  Linking up with Thrifty Decor Chick today!  Come join the Goodwill Before and After party!

13 comments:

  1. I love the unusual shape of it with the centred drawer. I'm not usually a fan of the distressed look, but this is so pretty and yet functional!

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  2. Very Cool!! The shape is retro I love it!

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  3. Wow, what a score! On both accounts! I love baskets. The table turned out really cute.

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  4. Looks so lovely Diana! Your projects are always spot on perfect! Love!!!

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  5. Great redo! I love the basket too, what great finds!

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  6. You are just so clever on a budget! I love all the creative things you do in your home. It is very inspiring!

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  7. You are so much fun girl. I just know we'd be buddies in real life! :)

    Blessings,
    Sasha

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  8. I love that you saw it as a surf board for a coastal inspired room! Very nice! I'll have to remember this in case I'm lucky enough to find something like this for my Florida family room.

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  9. So creative..... love that console table !

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  10. Love the console table. I don't know how I missed that when looking at your blog yesterday! Can't wait to create some fun ideas together!

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  11. Over here from Thrifty Decor Chic, I'm embarrassed to admit that I didn't see the potential in this table right away. But WOW, what vision you have. I LOVE it, great work!!!

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  12. So do you just paint it? I have a few junky items that were given to me that need a serious make-over. I feel like I don't know where to start! Do I sand it? Do I just paint it? haha Love the finished product here :)

    Mrs. Wilson's World

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