Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Entry Table: Before and After

I have been looking for a table for my front entry since we moved into this house...7 years ago.  Until I could find something, I just put a family portrait on the wall and left it like that.  But, the space felt empty.  And, every Halloween I especially wished I had a table there to sit the candy bowl on.


I just couldn't find anything that fit all of my qualifications. It had to be inexpensive, fit the space, and be something I liked. I started scoping out local thrift stores for such a table (though I started to be resigned to maybe having a chest of drawers there at one point). Finally, I found it. It was about $40, fit my measurements, and was cute (underneath the iffy paint).

I especially liked the scallops.  But I didn't so much like it's 90s paint job, even if the details were in my favorite colors, yellow and green.  It was too fussy, too dated.



So, I took some spray paint to it.  I covered it, first, with white primer, and then white glossy spray paint.  And here's the after:



I added a big IKEA frame and a beautiful new family portrait, a funky Target Lamp, and I made some "quote boards," which is a post for another time.  :)

It really livens up the space.  I totally love it.





18 comments:

Alesha said...

I really like it!
Alesha <3
http://www.tobless.blogspot.com

Sharon said...

I think it's perfect for that space! And I love the frame and the lamp with it.

Tiffany Fife Buckmiller said...

I LOVE it!!! I have been searching for a cheap entry way table for over 3 years. My space is boring and empty too :) and I love how you framed your family picture, it turned out great!!

Susan said...

It really does liven up the space. Looks great!

Natalie said...

I totally noticed this the last time I was at your house. I knew something was different and I thought it was just the frames on the table. Now I know that everything was new. It looks fantastic!

Alan and Denise said...

I really like it! It looks very nice.

Kathleen said...

Love a good find! It looks great!

Lauryn Clemmer said...

i love the mix of modern and vintage style frames. i would love for you to add this to my new link party... spreading the love. please go check it out if you are interested! there's a great scarf giveaway going on there as well!
http://lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com/search/label/spread%20the%20love%20link%20party
{love} lauryn @ love notes by lauryn

Latoya @ The Scott's Crib said...

Very very cute, it did great wonders for the space. I love the new frame as well:)

Suzy @ Joy Is At Home said...

very cute! I know how hard it is to find furniture that's just the size you want it! This is very cute & love the shape!

Sally said...

It looks great! I love the frame & lamp too! I'm your newest follower from the Sundae Scoop party. If you get a chance, I'd love you to stop by my blog & maybe follow along too!
Sally
loveofhomes.blogspot.com

Justine said...

Stopping by from the Sundae Scoop Link Party! http://queenofsavings.com

Michelle said...

This is so cute! I love the colors...and I just bought the same frame thats hanging on your wall this weekend! We got the mirror version from IKEA. Looks great!!

I am your newest follower :)

xoxo Michelle

Nicola of Life on Orchard Road said...

It looks lovely, so colourful, I love the quotes in frames.
I am new here to your blog, and am glad I stopped by, I am off to have a better look around! :)

PeggyJean said...

such a great entry!

A Lived in Home said...

What great changes! Your table went from drab to fab for sure! It's so inviting now!

Carrie said...

Nice update.

Ruth said...

It's fabulous. I love the shape of the table. The area looks amazing with the table.
Ruth

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