Tuesday, April 23, 2013

{DIY} Rustic X Base Console Table

It's reveal day!  Don't you love reveal days?  I sure do :)

Remember last Friday when I showed you a table project I'd been working on last week?



Well, here she is, all stained and looking pretty in her new home!


This kind of thing happens to me sometimes.  I'll be sitting on an idea for months and then one day feel like, "Ohmygosh I cannot live another day without starting this project!"  Which is pretty much how the building of this table came about.

A good long while ago I saw this Restoration Hardware dining table and was really drawn to the silouette with the X inspired sides.


Back in July I'd seen this pretty X base table that  Kate and her husband made and loved the lines of it too.

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Then just last month, in the beginning of March, I saw this console table that Liz's husband made and reminded me of both the Restoration Hardware and Kate's table.

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And that's when my wheels really started turning and I could just see it in my living room along the back wall that desperately needed a table.

 

I sold the children's chair on the right so this big back wall was left with a small antique toy chest and the little green rocker.

And last week I decided I couldn't take the wall's screaming for a table a moment longer, drew some sketches, went out for lumber, and had this table sitting here by the weekend.  And the wall is now happy and quiet :)






 

And the side-by-side before and after...

 

30 comments:

  1. your version looks awesome- love the finish you used! always love the rustic look- i think it's timeless and full of charm!

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  2. Wow, Jennifer! You are a diy machine over there, I'm so impressed with your power tool skills, not to mention how perfect it is for that wall!

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  3. A.maz.ing!!! You took that wall from 0 to 60! Your styling is beautiful and your woodworking skills are crazy good!

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  4. Super creative! I can't believe you built that. My idea of a DIY project is spray painting something so I'm totally impressed. Well done!

    Susan

    http://simplymodernhome.com/

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    1. I love a good spray paint job too :) But also love the carpentry projects!

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  5. That is so great! I knew from you IG it was going to be amazing! xo Kristin

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  6. That's awesome! Do you have instructions somewhere? It looks like the perfect addition for my hallway and I'd like to try it myself!

    Have a great day!

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    1. Not yet but hoping to have a tutorial with diagrams by Friday!

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  7. Yes, I love reveal day and especially when it is something as great as this. You did an amazing job again and it looks beautiful on against your wall.

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  8. Love it!!!!!! And love he Cole of the stain!!

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    1. Thanks, Lo! It's a walnut stain with poly mixed in.

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  9. It looks fantastic! I love reveal days! x

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  10. Wow, just WOW is what I'm thinking now! So so so impressed with the final result, it looks like you paid major bucks for it, like it came from a high end shop, and you did it yourself. Major props to you!
    Kate

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  11. LOVE! It's the perfect scale for the space! Looking forward to seeing your process :)

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  12. Jennifer, you are beyond talented! This table is so beautiful! It definitely looks like it came straight out of Restoration Hardware...you have made me want to go out & build something! ;) Jesse @ Scout & Nimble

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    1. Go forth and build! And thanks for the sweet comment :)

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  13. I am so smitten with this table. If you lived near me I would be paying you to make me one. I am so impressed. Flawless work!

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  14. That looks great! I've really been wanting a console table, but I really have no where to put one haha! This has me thinking I need to find a spot haha!

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  15. Love it Jennifer! It turned out beautiful.

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  16. Well done! Looks amazing.
    Is there a tutorial to follow?

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  17. I love this idea. I will be pinning this for future use!

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  18. LOVE IT!! I may need to make one of these! Great job!!

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  19. I love your table! It's the perfect addition to your room! :)

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  20. oh wow--that looks great! nice work! love the little green rocker, too :)

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  21. I just love this table Jennifer! It looks really great along that wall and the way you styled it is so pretty!

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    1. Thanks, my dear! I've already restyled it three times. Of course.

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