Entry table...

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Hi folks!

I am currently vegged out on the couch in what I am lovingly referring to as "the calm time". I have the flu right now and at the moment all is well, no shaking and freezing or no hot sweats and aches...for now anyway...so I figured this would be a great time to show y'all the sweet little entry table I recently completed for our super small entryway.

Check this out:

I bought this delish looking gal from a neighborhood yard sale for only $5.00. Oh yeah!

I had actually gone up to the house because there was an antique fan sitting on top of this table but I left with the table and not the fan. That's how I roll. :-) Seriously, would you have passed it up for 5 bucks? The top was a bit discouraging, it looked to be burn damage, but since the rest of the little beauty was pretty and intact I snatched her up.

That was August 2011.

Fast forward to Nov. 2012 and I finally found a use for her and decided to get started...

I moved into this house officially in September and this little "nook" was bugging me. I knew I needed to get something to fill the space and add some life and character to my teeny tiny entryway.

This is a shot from with my back against the front door...

See? Tiny. That door on the left is the garage and the door on the right is our office. The stairs take you up to the main living part of the house. 

I am trying to figure out what to hang on the wall above the table now. It needs something. Any suggestions?

Anyhoo...she sat around all green and pretty for about a week until I figured out what to do about the top.

Here is what I did to cover that mess:

I just grabbed an old book I scored from goodwill for a quarter and pulled some of the pages out and mod-podged them right on top. I gave the entire thing 2 coats of spray poly to seal it and there you have it!

In case you are wondering the color is Satin: Leafy Rise by Valspar.

I think she turned out pretty well. I heart the color very much and now I just need to come up with something to put on her cute little shelf and something for the wall above and she'll be stylin' and profilin'. 

Thanks for lookin! See y'all soon! 

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  1. What a gorgeous transformation! The green is beautiful. I'm so glad to be your newest follower, I love your blog:)


    1. Aww, thank you! I happen to be a KY gal myself (Louisville). :) Thanks for following, I am following you as well!

  2. I love your little table! The book pages on top are perfect. A silly suggestion, what about a frames chalkboard painted the same colour as the table with Welcome and other things written on the black chalkboard part? I've seen that done and it looks neat. You can even change it up for the occasions. Just a thought...
    Saw you sharing at Transformation Thursday
    Debbie :)

    1. Hi Debbie! That is actually a really great idea! I could change it's greeting daily if I wanted to :) Thanks very much for the idea!

  3. I just found your blog on Crafty Scrappy Happy Hour and I love this table. I did a table similar to this that I found in the garbage, but it didn't have a drawer. I still have to write that post though! I'm your latest follower.

    Happy New Year,

  4. What a cute little table! Don't you just love those inexpensive garage sale finds? I found an end table at a garage sale for $4 this summer and just saw an identical one on Craigslist for $75!! Yikes! Good find and great job on the cute transformation!

    1. Thank you Allison! I see tables like this selling for SO much more than I paid for it all the time. I love when we are able to find the perfect deal! Thanks for stopping by! :)


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