Thursday, December 3, 2009

The "When in Doubt" Console

I picked up this console table in the summer and in my garage it sat... and waited... and collected dust.

It  wasn't in good shape at all.  I'm sure this table saw a few rainy days at that outdoor market before I bought it.

Ok... Here's the thing with this console table...
(see if you can see where I'm goin' with this)
#1    I sand it down and paint it white.
#2    I distress the edges.
#3    I like very much... and bring it in the house to decorate it.

#4     (Notice the newspaper on the floor) 
I decide its too white and on a whim I glaze it right there in the hallway

#5     I decide I like it

#6    I decorate it

#7     I take pictures
(keep up with me now...)

#8   I take pictures from all angles
# 9   I stand back and stare at it.....
(are ya following me?..)
#10   I hate it.

Stay tuned for the Post-Christmas Post on this console table when it gets yet another makeover!


  1. aww, i really like it!! maybe it will grow on you b.c it looks fantastic. I also love the sleigh hanging above it!!

  2. Paint it black satin..then paint one coat over it lightly of a barn red or dark blue or would look awesome on your white wall area. I love the piece itself..and it's not bad..but it needs to pop!!!!!Have fun!!! Cindy

  3. You hate it? Why? If you hate that then I can't wait to see what you come up with next that you love - it will be amazing.


  4. Hwy do you hate it? Send it to my house because I LOVE it! Especially with the white and red accessories. I think it's great!

  5. I like it. Can you give us novice newbies detailed instructions on how to paint and distress something like that? I would love to do something like this with a craigslist beauty that has some hidden potential.


  6. you are too funny ~ although I like it as is ~ I can see what you mean. I cannot wait to see what you do with it!

  7. Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha! I'm sorry you hate it. The decorations are gorgeous though -- and I really like the table too. It will be fun to see what you decide to do with it -- again. :)

  8. I loved it white, and loved it with the glaze too. Don't you hate it when something doesn't turn out how you imagined? Why do you hate it?

  9. Your cracking me up! I think it's lovely ~ but obviously your living with it. Can't wait to see what you do with it! It's a great table though.

  10. Wonderful job! It's a great piece to begin with, but I love the white paint, distressed finish, and glaze. I alos love the triffle dish filled with berries and ornaments. I may have to pull mine out and do the same. Great work, girl!

  11. I love it! But I do know where you are coming from! I did this with my front door! Took me FOREVER to paint the door and the sidelights, only to decide I HATED it!! Painted it again!

    Lou Cinda

  12. классно и просто


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