Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Console Table Revamp

This console table was a hand-me-down…most likely from the 60’s.  I remember seeing this type of furniture where I grew up in Cleveland, topped with these kind of colored glass vases in weird shapes...

You'll notice the "before" picture has two large openings on top where I removed two marble slabs. They were chipped and yellowed and did nothing to enhance the piece.

After a quick trip to the local lumberyard, I had a new top cut out of Masonite and a strip of molding to replace the metal work on front.  Next it was time to sand and prime. The paint from Lowe’s is Valspar La Fonda Teal which they made up in the No-VOC version.

Aside from the color, my favorite part of the makeover are the knobs.  I simply glued stones to flat knobs for an organic, Anthropologie kind of look.  (Not my idea but love the suggestion--thanks, Lea)!  Now this console is much better suited for this young, hip, family.
As seen in Turquoise Lovin


  1. Wow, what a transformation!

    I'm your newest follower!

  2. I absolutely LOVE this transformation!!!


  3. Oh my gosh - I want that metal work you covered up! I love the color - I have an $18 80's hutch I am going to paint aqua! I can't wait.

  4. Lovely color. Using stones for knobs is absolutely a clever idea.

  5. Wow! Gorgeous! I love this colour! The table is stunning and the knobs are perfect :)

  6. I. LOVE. IT!

    I'm a lover of all things turquoise, but this piece is especially fantastic!

    Love the shade you chose, and those knobs are too fun!

    I would be thrilled if you would link this up at my first ever Feature Friday Free-for-All (200+ links already and growing...yes, I'm a little excited! ; )).


    P.S. I'm your newest follower. : )

    ~Abbie (www.fivedaysfiveways.com)

    P.P.S. We call my mom Savta too! (We're not Israeli or Jewish, but we used to live in Israel).

  7. Oh, and when I say, "we," I meant, my kids...her grandkids.

  8. that's an adorable drawers. you did a great job


  9. That looks gorgeous! I love the legs and the color on that console! Great job!



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