Sunday, October 28, 2012

Whimsical Console Table

I found this console table at the local antique mart.  It was a little more than I was looking to spend for something I would be painting {$40.00} and I had hoped for something a little longer, but all-in-all it should work in the sunroom.  It is solid wood and a hefty piece.

SONY DSC

I was looking for something specifically with a bottom shelf for the baskets that hold my granddaughter’s toys.  Since it will only hold one, I have had to go through the two baskets and condense them down to one with the things she really plays with.  First order of business was to paint it!

2012 10 26_9035

I gave it two coats of Old Ochre chalk paint.  While I would love to do an image or two on the shelf and top, I know they would just be covered up, so I decided to go another route to give this table a little something.  I pulled out my harlequin stencil and did that on the top and shelf in Coco chalk paint.

2012 10 26_9036

Then I taped off stripes on the sides and painted those in Coco as well.

2012 10 26_9042

As soon as I get more blue tape to do the sides of the table, I will use clear and dark wax to finish it off. 

SONY DSC

I would love to put my terrarium {made over here} in this room and on this table top.  Just for kicks I put it here for some pictures just to see how it would look.

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

Reality dictates that this is what will be here.

2012 10 26_9048

SONY DSC

You can see how an image centered on the top and shelf would have been wasted.   Once I sort through those toys, I’ll get her toy basket on the shelf.

2012 10 26_9049

You will notice that the before picture shows a drawer.  Knowing that my granddaughter would pull on the drawer, and since I have no real use for it right now, I just turned the table around.

2012 10 14_88832012 10 26_9042

I think this will keep things looking a lot neater in here!

Linking up with

Make It Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House

Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style

Fall Into Fall at DIY by Design

Blissful Whites Wednesday at Timewashed

Treasure Hunt Thurs. at From My Front Porch To Yours

Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage

32 comments:

Shelia said...

Hi Kathy! This little table tuned out beautifully. You did a great job.
be a sweetie,
Shelia

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Oh Kathy that table turned out fabulous!! I love the terrarium too!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Kathy,
you always make things beautiful but on this piece, you've outdone yourself.. it is MAGNIFICENT~!

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

I like it!!!!!

Xoxo

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Kathy, I love it! You did and amazing job! it's so cute now. What a wonderful accent table! I know your granddaughter will love it!

Cozy Little House said...

What you a great job you did on this! Smart to turn the drawer to the wall.
Brenda

20 North Ora said...

Kathy - You did a great job on the table. What a perfect piece for little goodies for precious little ones.

Judy

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

oh this is one sweet table Kathy! I much prefer the harlequin and stripes to a motifu design on the top. It rocks!

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

great job...you KNOW that I love this, just my style!!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Cute table makeover, Kathy.

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

So many truly great projects Kathy. It's hard to keep up! I'll bet you do really well with the ones you decide to sell. Keep the inspiration coming!

Okio B Designs said...

The colors are really great! And so smart to turn the table around so she can't tug on it or worse pull it down right on herself. Been there!

J

Gail said...

WOW...what a beautiful make-over Kathy! There's never enough storage space for those grandbabies of ours is there...LOL!! Enjoy your day, Gail

Infuse With Liz said...

Wonderful job! You are so good at this! I have poor patience to paint like this! Good idea to turn the drawer around and not have any issues.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

That turned out so great! I love harlequin patterns!

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Hi, Kathy! This turned out great! I'm so glad I didn't miss it. I wish I had half your talent with paint and more than half of your patience L0L!! ~Zuni

Cynthia said...

Love this table the harlequin came out beautifully and adds some nice charm. I also love the color choices.

Cynthia

NanaDiana said...

Kathy- Your table turned out just great! I love it- wonderful job- xo Diana

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Adorable and perfect colors. I don't mind paying more when it is something for myself and not for resale, it was still a good deal!

Carol

Missy George said...

What an amazing change..great job...

Geri O said...

love the colors. it would look great in my screened in porch. i'm your newest follower. come check out my blog when you have a minute at http://sister-number-5.blogspot.com

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Kathy..the table is so very cute!!!...You did such a great job....Love it!!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

so cute, perfect for a basket of sweet toys!

Art and Sand said...

I have always wanted to paint something checkerboard, but I don't trust my painting skills. Yours turned out great.

Terry Moore said...

Personally I love this look and think it has so much more personality. You did a fantastic job.

Liz said...

Great!

Pollyanna said...

Very Charming. Classic diamond checks, so whimsical but dignified too. Thanks for sharing.

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

definitely a keeper! looks great!

Pamela said...

Kathy I love your table makeover and I LOVE your terrium! Thanx for coming to the party lady. Hope you have a great weekend.http://www.frommyfrontporchtoyours.com/2012/10/treasure-hunt-thursday-80-highlights.html

Sue said...

Oh what fun this harlequin pattern is, Kathy! When you're done, it will be perfect. :-) Sue

suzyq said...

What a BEAUTIFUL transformation Kathy!!!
Love harlequin patterns - and love stripes - together? Twice to love!
Hugs,
Suzan

Little Miss Maggie said...

Kathy, what a cool table. I love the harlequin pattern. I think an image would look great on it too, but I understand where your're coming from. You did a fabulous makeover on it.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...