DIY Console or Entryway Table

So what exactly inspired this DIY? I went shopping for a table to use in my entryway and it was really hard to find one long enough for my space.  I wanted one that was about 5 feet wide.  The only ones I fell in love with were from Resoration Hardware and had a price tag of $995-$1046 for the non member price!!! Gasp!!!

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I knew it would be impossible to find such gorgeous wooden balasturs and perfectly finished wood so I had to improvise.

I went to Home Depot and purchased a 2X12 and asked them to cut it down for me.  They are always accommodating if you already know the cut measurements.   I had them cut it to two 5 foot pieces and two 1 foot pieces.  I also purchased some gray paint and clear polyurethane for a top coat.

Then I hopped on over to Hobby Lobby and found their faux column section.  None of them were in the traditional baluster form so I chose ones with the most hourglass shape.

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I then sanded down the wood, applied 2 coats of gray paint and 1 coat of polyurethane to all pieces.  I used the 2 small sqaures as feet and simply placed all the items as pictured.  If you wanted something more solid you could glue the pieces together, but I like the ease of being able to take it apart and move it easily.  I have moved so many times that I really value portability.

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Next I thought about how I could decorate the top and surrounding wall.  I originally found some sconces, candelabra and a mirror from Goodwill that I spray painted silver. All of those pieces only cost me $15 and the materials for the table cost all together about  $80.  Not bad compared to Restoration Hardwares whopping 1,000 dollar price tag.  This entire project with accessories cost under $100!!

This project is an oldie but a goodie, so I wanted to feature it here on Poohcaterry.  However, I do find this look a little Cinderella and a little too gray.  I am still debating on which colors to use to repaint the decor.  I was thinking of doing maybe a distressed white chalk paint look with a vintage vibe using dark wax.  If you have any great ideas, please leave them in the comments below.  The beauty of paint is it is a cost effective instant update to almost anything.

These pictures were taken from my house in Las Vegas.  Since we now live in San Diego, below is the current setup.

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Thanks for taking a look at my simple DIY Console Table Project 🙂

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