April 10, 2011

Inspiration Admiration

One of my favorite things about following home decor blogs is getting inspiration/ideas for weekend projects! So when I found this DIY entry table over at Country Girl Home, I was inspired to make my own! I have been looking for a small entry table/plant stand that would fit a small space by our front door, but could never find something I liked or a piece that would fit- so Lindsay gave me the confidence and the motivation to say "I can do that!", and boy did I...:clears throat:...Correction- boy did the hubby do it. It was rather frustrating at first because we didn't want to use wood screws and decided to go with wooden dowels and liquid nails. Well not using screws proved to be very difficult in getting all 4 sides of the table to be level/straight/equal distance apart/etc. After attempt # 1, we decided to take it apart and basically start over- screws in tow. Lemmetellya, the screws were the bomb. They made everything perfectly straight and steady and it was smooth sailing from there. This table was def a full days project (we started at 9:30ish and ended at 5- whew). Lindsay, I don't know HOW you did this project without any help girl- I give you props on that for sure!

So enough talk, time for the reveal. Here's the entry way before...

And here's the after...

Here's a few more shots...

I used Minwax dark walnut stain for the top, and a Valspar "Churchill Hotel Vanilla" spray paint on the bottom. The drawer pulls are from Lowe's, nothing fancy, but I def wanted them to look antiquey. I may end up painting the bottom with a dark glaze to make it look aged, but I haven't made up my mind on that yet. All in all, I am very happy with how this turned out! And hubby is pretty glad Project Sunday is O.V.E.R. :)

Hope everyone has a fabulous week!


  1. Beautiful and what a difference it makes to your entryway.

  2. Thanks for the sweet comments, Ladies!

  3. Kristy,
    Hey sorry for taking so long to stop by and see your DARLING table! Good job it is so cute and fits perfectly in that spot. Your hubby is a good sport for helping. Really your table adds so much to your entry. Your blog is so cute. and your wedding pictures on here of your are GEORGEOUS!
    Great work again.

    Country Girl Home