Hey friends! I hope you all are having a great start to your week! I don’t know about you, but it’s been crazy town over here the last couple of weeks with school starting back and if that wasn’t crazy enough, I thought it would be “fun” to get my house painted right square dab in the middle of the first week of school. Oh, and did I mention my husband was out of town on a business trip during the whole thing? Not sure what I was thinking, but it is finished and I am in LOVE. If you follow me on Instagram , you have seen the progress in my Instastories. I chose to go with Alabaster White by SW, and I am so in love with the change. It just feels so much brighter around here. I also have been making some other changes with my color scheme and made a big decision to sell my entryway table . I loved it, but all good things much come to an end. I think adding some new decor and colors for fall is just what I need.
I have a new table in mind for this space but haven’t gotten it yet for two reasons: 1) because I am cheap and really don’t want to spend the money right now 2) because I had a crazy idea for something that could go there and I wanted to see what it would look like. I mean why not, right?? I had a few crates and a chippy shutter laying around and thought it would be fun to see if I could make a console table out of it. I began by stacking my crates on top of each other and screwed them together on each side. Then, I laid the chippy shutter on top and screwed that into the crates. Seriously, that was it. SO SIMPLE AND……
THIS IS HOW IT TURNED OUT!! I actually think it super cute, and it fits this space perfectly. Crates are actually one of my favorite go-to home decor pieces. They are all over my house. I lucked up and found a ton of them at the flea market for $10 each, so I bought a lot of them knowing that I could use them for all kinds of things in my home.
I just think they are the perfect kind of rustic. I love the natural wood tones of the barn wood and how cute they look with plants and vintage books in them.
I also found a couple of chippy shutters at the flea market for $10 each. Shutters are also so versatile and such a fun and unexpected touch to your home decor. I used one shutter as my table top because it was the perfect size and had the right amount of chippy. I used the other one as a table runner on my kitchen table. I just love being creative and having fun with my vintage finds.
Overall, this project cost me $50. All of my items were found at the flea market, and the cool part about this table is that you can use other found items for the top like an old door or barn wood. Even if this table is only temporary, I still love it and am so glad I decided to think a little outside the box and make my own. I hope you enjoyed my little DIY console table and maybe inspired you to use found pieces or objects you have around the house to create something new. Thanks so much for stopping by the blog!!
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