As promised in my post yesterday, I’m breaking down how I took a took a sad, naked wall in my kitchen and turned it into a pretty focal point.
The piece that really anchors everything is this console table, which has been with me for awhile now – about 8 1/2 years, I’d say – which is pretty impressive considering it’s sort of a cheapo table I bought at Target before Target furniture got kind of cool.
I’m a trendsetter that way.
It started as an espresso-brown, unoffensive, but perhaps a bit dull, console table. A few years later I gave it a coat of pale grey paint and some crystal knobs. And now today it’s living life in shiny black with some gold detail.
I actually didn’t mind the grey all by itself, but with the Edgecomb Gray walls throughout the kitchen and family room, the table looked completely washed out.
So here’s my simple 1-2-3 recipe for taking a plain table and giving it some va-va-voom!
- Paint the table a color you love. Really. Any color. I think something with a bit of gloss ups the glam factor.
- Add some gold detail. I used Rub-n-Buff in Antique Gold here along the top and bottom edges of the table.
- Swap out the hardware it came with for something pretty. Anthropologie always has a gorgeous selection of knobs and are usually my first stop. I went with crystal knobs for this table. Anthro doesn’t carry the exact ones anymore, but here are a few that have a similar look (colors listed because several come in different colors).