Goodbye Boring Table

I’ve had this table for like a million years (that’s 5 years in Laurie’s time) and it was honestly going to be a transitional piece of furniture (you know I’m going to buy this until I find what I really want).

The table used to be near the door in our old house sorta as a makeshift foyer area. When we moved I didn’t know where to put the table. It first started off in our laundry room (we remodeled and it didn’t work anymore) then I put it on an empty wall in our kitchen. It wasn’t working.

Here’s the thing…when you move into a new home move pieces around before you decide where they are going to live. Let the furniture speak to you. (It will, I promise!)

Sooooo Drew and I were having brunch at one of our favorite restaurant’s in Indianapolis and they had recently remodeled so obviously I was checking out the new space when a wall of white plates caught my eye. Now obviously plates on the wall isn’t anything new but at that moment I thought hey I want a wall of plates like that! (Then it came to me what to do with that awkward space, see the space spoke to me!) Inspiration is everywhere so keep your eye open.

I’m obsessed with painting my kitchen cabinets black so painting the table black was an easy choice but first up the plates.

I bought the plates over a month’s time when I’d go shopping at Target. They weren’t too much but spreading the cost over time keeps the budget in check and lets me work on other things at the same time. (ODD, obsessive decorating disorder!)

Call me lazy or call me brillant but there wasn’t much work involved in painting the console. I used a primer and paint in one, I simply sanded the table down just a little and then painted 2 coats. I picked up the “J” knob at Hobby Lobby, go figure it was 50% off, the tassle, well I have no idea where I bought it, I just pulled it off another piece of furniture and put it here. It’s become the source of amusement at our house because our dog Lilly, can hit the tassle with her tail and make it spin and she shows this trick off a few times a day.

The next part was the fun part (for me) dressing the table. I simply gathered some of my silver pieces and added a plant (adding green and something living always works.)

So there you have it! I guess I’ll hang on to my piece of transitional furniture for a little bit longer!!

Like before and after photos of furniture? Feel free to head over to my furniture link and take a look!

Oh and one more thing thanks so much to Primitive and Proper and Home Stories A 2 Z
Mod Vintage Life  for showing off my chevron table! (Go check these blogs out people!) It was my first week back to blogging so it means alot!!

This table was originally written about on Diggerlist’s blog if you’d like to check that out too!!

READERS, THANKS FOR STOPPING BY AND LETTING ME KNOW YOU’RE NOT ABLE TO COMMENT, I’M STILL IRONING OUT SOME BUGS (SPAM) ON MY NEW SITE, I PROMISE IT WILL BE FIXED SOON!!!

***UPDATE THE PROBLEM IS FIXED FEEL FREE TO COMMENT!!

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Responses to Goodbye Boring Table

  1. Kimberly Barr says:

    Wow! It’s amazing how different the space looks. Great work!

  2. Vicky says:

    Your’e BRILLANT! Great restyle :)

  3. Yep, I like it black! Fantastic job! Found you via Mod Vintage Life. Toodles, Kathryn
    http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2011/09/few-finished-projects.html

  4. Marie says:

    But how did you put the plates up? Am I missing something?

  5. Deborah says:

    LOVE it in black!! I’m intrigued at the thought of painting kitchen cabinets black…hmmm…you must be blessed with a lovely bright kitchen with lots of natural light (lucky YOU!)…will definitely follow their journey to completion…

  6. cassie says:

    the table looks fabulous in black, but i also love the new set up with the plates! it looks awesome!

  7. Dusty Coyote says:

    That is so elegant. It’s amazing how decorative the white plates are. Gorgeous. Thanks for the link and idea.

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  9. Ellen says:

    no that works brilliantly. Love the table and it is a perfect fit for that wall.
    Hugs,
    Ellen

  10. Honey says:

    The table is great in black and certainly not boring now!

    Thank you for linking to Potpourri Friday. I appreciated your participation. Sorry I’m so tardy in commenting, but I’ve been away for the past four days. Hope to see you again this week!

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