Saturday, June 22, 2013

Writing Desk/Console Table

It's been a busy week and this morning I'm catching my breath before heading off to a wedding. It's not often that I'm paint free and have pretty polished nails! ... Here's a sweet little piece that I think would make a great writing desk or maybe a console table - perfect behind a sofa. It would even work as a kitchen table in a small space, maybe up against a wall.

This one came from an estate sale. I loved the wood top and the long graceful legs.

As you can see, it's really just parts and pieces of a much larger dining room table.


But as I played around with it in the driveway, the pieces just kind of fell into place. The apron was just so pretty, it needed to be front and center.

I went with a deep dark charcoal for the base - a custom mix of paint. I decided to keep this one clean and modern with no distressing.

The color combination was actually inspired by this pretty desk from Angela over at Number Fifty-Three.
I sanded the top, added a coat of wood conditioner, then used a deep walnut stain. I finished with two coats of wipe on poly. Don't skip the use of steel wool between coats of poly, it makes all the difference!



It was so nice to work with a beautiful piece of solid wood!


Except for having to attach the top to the base, not a single repair was required - woohoo!


She's pretty right?


Such a simple project, but I love the way she turned out!

And I still have another beautiful piece of wood to use for another project. I'm think this would make a great top for an industrial style coffee table.
I'm thinking something like this inspiration from The Locker maybe?
Okay, I only have to keep my nails pretty for a few more hours!
Hope you all have a great weekend!

I'm sharing with...
That DIY Party
Mod Vintage Life
Kammy's Korner
Coastal Charm
Knick of Time

27 comments:

20 North Ora said...

Sharon - Great job on the table. It really is a treasure to find a piece of solid wood anymore! Keep those nails perfect for a few more hours. ha

Judy

Susan@Organized31 said...

How gorgeous! This is exactly what I'm looking for to put in my new house. I'm hoping to stumble upon it's sister soon so I can have my own.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

very nice!!! have fun at the wedding and enjoy your short lived well manicured hands! ;)

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Love the combo of the dark charcoal with the wood top. One of those great pieces with so many use possibilities. If I was close enough I would get it for a sofa table or for a table near a couch.

Victoria's Vintage Designs said...

Elegant, that's how I would describe it! Nice work!

Allison@FabRehab said...

Love it, Sharon!! So pretty...and I'm excited about your upcoming project! Love that!

Susan - Uniquely Yours or Mine said...

Oh it turned out gorgeous! Very classy...

Shannon Gabor said...

Love it!

GirlRural.com said...

I just love the console table and I really, really like your idea for a coffee table. I really have to get out to a couple garage sales soon!

Lisa said...

Always love a wood top with charcoal/black. It's the perfect size now, too. Hope you enjoy your pretty hands (I lament the condition of my nails all the time!!). :)
Lisa

Katie said...

Looks great Sharon! I love the idea of using the other piece of wood for an industrial piece - I was actually just eyeballing that same table last night! It's great!

Laurie said...

It turned out so beautiful Sharon. On to the next! As soon as you can use your nails again!

Twice Nice said...

That top is gorgeous! Such a great piece, that can move from room to room as needs change. Everything in my life needs to be multi-functional these days! Well done!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

It's lovely, Elizabeth! I like your idea for the extra piece of wood, too.

Angela Ryder said...

Beautiful!! Such a classic piece!!~~Angela

Hetty said...

Real pretty table! have fun at the wedding!

Debbie @ MeandMyDIY said...

Hi Sharon! That's a lovely piece, and I really like how you finished it, especially the dark wood top. Well done!

Debbie

At The Picket Fence said...

Hi Sharon! I'm having so much catching up on your posts and all of your amazing projects. This table transformation is just beautiful! :-)
Vanessa

Jo Coastal Home Love said...

Love it Sharon! Such a versatile piece too :) Jo x

Our Pinteresting Family said...

I love the combination of the wood stain and paint. It is gorgeous, Sharon. :) Hope your wedding was fun...I was at a wedding too. :)

Ali Richardson said...

Pretty! Definitely a strong piece. Can't wait to see what you do with that spare piece of wood :)

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Very nice piece with "good bones" -- you can't find furniture made like this any more and you really gave it new life!

NanaDiana said...

That turned out great, Sharon. I bet that will fly out the door! Love the 2nd piece, too. It's not my style but I can picture it in a setting where it would be perfect. Trying to get caught up from vacation. Hope the wedding was fun-xo Diana

Msmoozy said...

Oh wow, that came out so awesome! I also really like the coffee table idea for sure.

Debra

Gail Wilson said...

love that console table! You did a great job restoring it to a beautiful piece Sharon!
and... you have a great piece for another project, it doesn't get any better than that!
gail

Laurel Stephens said...

I'm looking for a table just this size for a writing table for my husband. I wouldn't have thought to take the top apart. That's why they pay you the big bucks. :) I've also had my eye on the plumbing pipe country industrial look. Love it.

Angela Santaniello said...

OMGosh! I just saw the pin of this and stopped by because I loved the color and shape of the table and then I saw you mentioned my desk...first of all thank you so much. Secondly, your table came out awesome!!

Angela @ Number Fifty-Three