Thursday, June 19, 2014

Over on eHow: Our DIY Entryway Table

So, our entryway got a little update this weekend! That's right, we updated the space and even better yet, made the new console table ourselves for our latest project post over on eHow.

You might remember this space used to look like a little something like this:

We're loving the more substantial look and feel of the table and added storage underneath the table.

To give a little backstory, we actually made the desk from a salvaged antique glass paned door we found in our back alley — can you believe it? We find the best stuff lurking back there otherwise headed for the landfill:

We had so much fun using hairpin legs for our DIY stump table, we opted for them again. We've loved the look of all the brass hairpin legs cropping up lately; however, these versions are much pricier, and at the 28-inch height we needed for a proper console table, the material isn’t strong enough to hold the weight of the table. We figured out a neat trick for getting the look of aged brass hairpin legs for a fraction of the price — find out how in our eHow project post here.

While we were at it, I went ahead and changed out the dated (and dirty!) floor receptacle and swapped in a clean new brass cover to play off the white and brass colors of the table:

After bringing the table in, we had fun layering different items we already had around the house to decorate the new entry with:

We ended up moving the smaller secretary desk we previously kept in this front entry over into the office for the time being and will have fun making tweaks while getting used to the new look over the next several weeks. For the full step-by-step table making tutorial and more background on this great find, head on over to eHow for the full rundown.

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