Monday, June 28, 2010

{Before & After: Console Table}

Over the weekend I had a lot of fun putting together my console table area simply by pulling things I had from around the house. After listening to your comments {THANK YOU!!!!}, I tried to implement just about all of them into my space. So without further ado - here is my Before & After...
console table before and after

after 1
Jackson Console Table - Crate & Barrel
Glass Ball Lamp - Z Gallerie
White Ceramic Owl - Z Gallerie
Round Glass Paperweight - Crate & Barrel
"I Will Not Ride In Cars With Boys" painting - DIY {see below}
Greenery - Smith & Hawken
Sailor's Knot - DIY {see below}
Gold Pig - DIY {see below}
Feel free to contact me about any of the pictures - I can tell you where I got each. I'm proud to say for this project I only spent $30.00 {$20 for the owl & $10 for the rope} everything else I already had.

Check out some of the DIY projects below:
I saw this sailor's knot on Design Sponge last week and knew that I wanted to add it to my console table. And in Design Sponge fashion, she provided step-by-step instructions {and video} for how to make it. That evening I went to Home Depot to purchase my rope and after several attempts - it's not perfect, but it works. What do you think? {Click here for instructions}

At the Raleigh Flea Market there is this man that has a truckload of metal and rusty findings. Every time I go I go search through the piles of "junk" and usually I find something that comes home with me. I found this little pig and decided to add it to my table for a little whimsy {you know me} - oh and I spray painted it metallic gold for that touch of glam.

i will not ride in cars with boys
I loved the painting that was in my Nate Berkus post and I decided to create one to add a little touch of humor to my space. This canvas was in my closet and I simply painted in black, let it dry, and with a white paint marker {and a steady hand} decided to go with "I Will Not Ride In Cars With Boys". Ha - I love it now, but not so much when my parents used to say this to me.... many many years ago. {lol!}

So overall ~ what do you think?
Wondering where the Blog of the Week went? Well... I've decided to put it on hold for a little while in an effort to have an opportunity to post more lovely finds, DIY, Before & Afters, and personal stories. Have no fear, I'll still showcase all the fab blogs that I come across - it will just be in a different format, so stay tuned. For all of the blogs that I've gushed about over the last several months, and many many more to come, they have been added and will continually be updated on my blog roll! Any objections?love jessica


  1. Love the glam pig. Only you....

  2. Love it, Jessica! I need for us to quit our jobs and become a design team. Let's do it. Today.

  3. i really like it. i love how you tried to incorporate a bit of all the ideas! oh, and the fact that this transformation cost you a whopping $30 ... awesome! im in the process of trying to make our new place "us" on a very low budget. so, its nice to see what you can do with so little.

    thanks for sharing!


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