Friday, August 31, 2012

Mustard Yellow Console Table

I picked up this solid oak console table at the local consignment store about a month ago. Unlike most of my furniture projects lately, this one was for me to keep :).
Living in a 1920s bungalow, the rooms in my downstairs are relatively small. The dining room is really pretty tiny. It makes me crazy, and is my least favorite thing about our little cottage. I decided we just needed more space in the room, as it serves as dining room, and hallway between the kitchen and family room. I had been hunting for quite some time for a fairly narrow console table, to swap out for the bulky antique dresser that had been along the dining room wall. When I saw this console at the consignment store, it was love at first sight. The clean, chunky lines compliment my early 20th century library table turned dining table perfectly. I really like that it has a lower shelf. The dimensions are just perfect for the space.
I painted the body of the table Benjamin Moore's maple sugar- which reads as a mustard yellow with just a hair more brown undertone. I sanded the top and stained it a deep dark walnut.
The fall decor - Vintage School House Chic - is up, so here's you're first sneak peak. I'll photograph the rest once I get some gourds and pumpkins to scatter about artfully. My local nursery STILL doesn't have their gourds or pumpkins out yet (the nerve!).
Before and Afters below!


  1. This looks great! I have a table similar to this that I will be painting yellow, so now I have an idea as to what it will look like!

  2. Thank you Shanda! Good luck with your table!