Who doesn’t love a console table? They’re versatile, adaptable and they can accent, draw attention or detract to just about any space in the whole house.
I’ve wanted a console table for my entryway for quite a while, and when I came across this old, wooden computer slash study desk at the thrift store, my head started buzzing with console table-slash-hutch make-over ideas.
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I think I got a pretty cheap deal for how sturdy and spacious this table was. It was obvious when I first saw it that it was constructed with the utmost care, made with a sturdy mahogany solid wood.
There was no sign of damage. In fact, the surface was pretty much polished and shiny and the legs seemed sturdy enough to support a lot of weight –and I planned on putting up a lot of heavy décors so that was a good sign.
The Make-Over: Step by Step
- I cut it down to 14″ deep, restructured the legs and did away with the keyboard tray.
- Then, I permanently attached the top hutch. It has 2 coats of bullseye red by General Paint. It has 6 coats of Ralph Lauren Balmoral Red under that.
- I distressed after painting, then stained all the distressed areas using Minwax espresso stain.
- I sealed the whole piece using Minwax dark wax.
The first thing you’ll notice is that I took out the keyboard tray, cut down the wood to make a foot-rest on three of the four sides. No one’s going to sit around the console table obviously, but this was to sort of ‘fill up’ the empty spaces in the lower half of the table.
Another thing you might notice is in the upper half of the table; I switched the drawers up a level and made it more symmetrical.
I used multiple layers of two different paints to get this deep, dark and modern maroon-ish tinge and then I coupled that with some minimalist, plain white décor pieces. Topping it off with a vintage brown lantern and radio, adding a dash of green with the flower pot, it was finally ready to sit tight in my house.
Up-close and Personal
I’m a huge fan of minimalist, vintage themes but I can’t exactly forego that touch of modernity and utility either. So I have both the themes match each other halfway in all my projects.
I’m so proud of how this one turned out to be exactly what I love in furniture!
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