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6.20.2011

Console Table Makeover & Yellow Lamps

I wanted to share with you our finished console table, in our living room.
I get TONS of questions about how this little cute table came to be, and what's on it... so I thought I'd break everything down.

First, this little table used to look like this...



My Dad had helped someone move, and they had this console table that they were going to take to the thrift store, and donate.  I knew I could use it for storage and decorating, so I swiped it up lickity-split! :)

My Dad was nice enough to spray the entire piece white for me, with his spray gun, and then send it back, so that I could finish sanding it down, and adding a coat of clear, spray on poly to it.


After that was all done, I purchased some cute hardware at Hobby Lobby, and Anthropology, to kick this sideboard up a notch :)  I also ran a timer behind the curtain, for the cute yellow lamps.
FYI:  I always buy my hardware at Hobby Lobby, when it's 50% off, which is often :)
Speaking of the lamps, I got these two cheery yellow ones at Home Goods.  They originally came with these funky navy, white and yellow floral shades.  Really pretty, just not the look I was going for in here.
So I switched them out with some simple drum shades from Target.


Next, I gathered up some decor.  The Decorative balls, finial, and old books are from various places.  Mostly Tai Pan, Z-Gallery, thrift store, and Hobby Lobby.  I picked up this really old pancake griddle, that everything is sitting on, from a consignment shop for about about $15.00.  I thought it was just way too cool, not to have in our house somewhere.
Oh, and side note: it weighs about 50 pounds. ha!


I added some small baskets underneath the sideboard for extra storage, that I found for $8.00 each, from Down to Earth in Gardner Village, here in SLC.  It was a great way to add some more of that "natural element" into the room and it ties in perfectly with our neutral jute kitchen rug as well, that is right in front of this console, on the other side.

I love this piece.  It fits perfectly behind our couch, yet looks great from the kitchen as well, and serves as fabulous storage for napkins, table cloths, paper goods and more.

linking to:  Tatertots and Jello & Funky Junk

46 comments:

  1. very nice. i am about to inherit a coffee table that i will need to refinish, so this is great inspiration, thanks!!!

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  2. I love it. It looks beautiful! What a great treasure!

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  3. LOVE it, shelly! i love the yellow hardware, and the yellow lamps!
    i used to really not like yellow a few years ago, and now i just love it in exactly the doses you have it in. and i just painted my front door that very bright canary yellow! who knew?

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  4. Your lamps make me so freaking happy! Makes me wish we had a home goods store here in Denmark.

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  5. I am SO in love with the colors in your living room! Did you ever see my yellow coffee table make-over? I bet you would like it :)

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  6. I love the use of a vintage griddle used as a decorative piece!!!

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  7. LOVE!! I love the yellow lamps. Just the right pop of color!!! Good Storage solution and beautiful to look at it!!! Love!

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  8. Shelly, that is just adorable, love the table & lamps! Great job with it all & I love how you repurposed.

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  9. Looks pretty :D I want to try a DIY project for my house, maybe later jeje

    take care

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  10. I just love this! I especially love how you took something so unexpected (the pancake griddle) and turned it into something that is perfect for the space! Gorgeous!

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  11. This is a great redo- looks like something I could do hopefully. I love your blog- so much inspiration.

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  12. Your table turned out great! I love your lamps and the rest of the decor on the table - very stylish!!

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  13. wonderfully inspiring! Thanks for posting :)

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  14. I love this so much. I think I might go get a yellow something or other. I knew I shouldn't have thrown that pancake griddle out. :)

    p.s. the lights look great. Thank you.

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  15. Super, duper cute! I love the yellow accents.

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  16. Love the yellow lamps. Simply love them.

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  17. Looks fabulous! I love distressed white furniture!
    Jo-Anna

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  18. This is fantastic!! You are such a talented lady! Someday, since I live in the SL valley, I'd love to meet you! Thanks for the great inspiration I get from you blog.

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  19. it looks so good! i'm jealous that I am not as handy as you! and also that i don't have a house to make over! i think that's what i'm going to start doing when I buy a house. have a home makeover blog. because i love yours!

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  20. Love, Love, Love! I wish someone would give me a console table now! :)

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  21. LOVE!!! I have one of those griddles that my grandpa gave me! What a great idea. I'm going to have to pull it out of storage. :)

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  22. Yeah! I was wondering how this thing came out and what knobs you picked! It looks fabulous and I LOVE those lamps!! Perfect pop of color!

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  23. I LOVE how your table turned out! I wish I had someone to find some great free furniture for me! And I love the yellow lamps...great color!

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  24. I just truly think you are just fabulous! I'm sure you hear all the time!! But, I just love all the stuff you do! I'm a newly wed. and follow your blog everyday! Thanks!

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  25. Love it! I'm new to your blog as of yesterday, and I'm hooked! I love your ideas! I have so many projects around my house, but not enough time to do them all! Maybe one day!

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  26. Your makeover is so cute ... you have a great style. And you sure can't beat free!

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  27. That is just simply gorgeous! The yellow lamps are my fave. Well done you are super smart.

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  28. can you help a newbie understand something about painting furniture.....i don't get why you paint the piece first, then sand it after. i have a nice, old kitchen island that i want to paint and distress. so, could you tell me in short, what the steps are? thanks! looks great! i have the same colors in my living room. white sofa, turquoise tables,and yellow lamps! now if i could accomplish the picture wall.....hehe ;-)

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  29. I love this, too! I just bought 10 knobs at Hobby Lobby. Wish they had've been 50% off!! :)

    Crystal

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  30. Love how crisp and bright it is and those yellow lamps are too fabulous! Great hardware also!

    Megan

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  31. Lovely transformation! Love how it turned out!! Those yellow lamps are super cute as well! Great job!

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  32. Oh I LOVE it! I have SO much old ugly furniture sitting around in our barn! I bet you would be in heaven! I on the other hand...not so much! Thanks for the inspiration! I think I'll go try to re-vamp something now! ;)

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  33. I have a buffet table very similar to this one that needs an overhaul... I have been planning on painting it.. Gotta get to it! :) Thanks for the inspiration push!

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  34. I adore those lamp shades That pattern is just so... happy! I won't be surprised if I dream about them tonight.

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  35. Seriously - you are the master.

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  36. This came out really great. I love the touches of yellow in your room.

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  37. love the accessories! so cute.

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  38. I love all your work.....are these simple drum shades just eh target brand for around $13? I bought some but they look more yellow to me!

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