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Friday, August 26, 2011

MoS Reader Before and After Projects: Two Console Table Makeovers!

Reader Sarah submitted her fabulous Asian console transformation to us!  She found the console, which is a very high quality Century piece, at a local re-sale shop.  It was exactly what she needed to use as a tv stand, storage for all the unattractive cable boxes and wires, and dvds.  She believes it is from the 1970's, and while it was a beautiful piece, the wood finish just wasn't right for her home. 


Sarah selected paint from the Martha Stewart line at Home Depot, choosing a glossy white/ cream for the main color and gold for the sides.  

It is the perfect focal point in her living room!  Sarah is currently on the hunt for a pair of lamps to place on either side of the tv.  

The gold sides...

Perfect!

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Reader and blogger Catherine shared her entryway console table makeover with us!  Before, she had a basic mahogany console table with Queen Anne style legs in her entryway.  


Wanting something younger and fresher, Catherine went to work!  She had seen no-sew skirted tables on a couple of other blogs and decided to attempt the project herself.  First, her husband spent about 30 minutes (he must be a talented man by the way) building the "frame" of the console table.


The completed frame.  Catherine's design included a shelf so she could use it for extra storage.

She used Stitch Witchery to finish the edges and add trim.  Her blog post gives more step-by-step details! 

She added Greek key trim around the base and then added the panels to the table.

The trim is such a fantastic detail! 

She made the top nice and smooth for a finished, tailored look.

The finished table!  Doesn't it look fantastic?  I am inspired to try a table of my own!

This concludes our Before and After project series!  I should be back to blogging as usual next week.  Thank you so much to our readers for their fabulous before and after entries!  We are so inspired by your creativity and hard work.  We'll announce the winner next week!

1 comment:

Wedded Whittaker said...

Thank you so much for featuring our project! Love all of the great before & after's shared!

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