Monica Wants It: A Lifestyle Blog: Gold & White Console Table Furniture Makeover

Monday, February 23, 2015

Gold & White Console Table Furniture Makeover

I’ve really gotten into a groove on working on projects for my new home office. I’ve really tried hard to not buy anything new—I’m forcing myself to revamp furniture I’ve had that maybe needs a second life. One of my many new year’s resolutions is to buy less, spend less.

DIY console table makeover

We’ve had this $98 console table from Walmart since about 2008 when we were still living in the apartment. It served us well there, but it has never quite fit in here in the house. So, with my husband’s blessing and a healthy dose of cynicism on his part that this idea would not turn out well, I got to work.

I got a little overzealous and forgot to take a true before pic, so here’s as close as it gets (drawers have already been removed):

A dated cherry console table gets made over into a glam white and gold office table. Check out the details at monicawantsit.com
I won’t do a full run down on how I painted the piece because there are plenty of awesome tutorials already out there, but I’ll give you the highlights:

-Lightly sanded the console table to get the varnish off
-Primed console table and drawers with my favorite primer: Zinsser’s Spray Paint Primer
-Spray painted 3 coats using Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch Gloss White Spray Paint (6-Pack) 249090
-Used my most favorite gold spray paint from True Value on the drawers  (3 coats)
-Used polycrylic in a gloss finish to seal the console table
-Used a spray paint gloss sealer to seal in the gold on the drawers

And I was done! Because I wanted to do this right and not have any issues, this was a two weekend project. I love the way it all turned out and I took an extraordinary amount of photos to show it off.

Here she is all moved into the new office space (wall color: Sherwin Williams, Peppercorn)

A dated cherry console table gets made over into a glam white and gold office table. Check out the details at monicawantsit.com

And here she is with all her accessories! I’ll list product sources under the photos. :)

Curated accessories in varying colors and patterns really make this office space unique and glamorous.

Canister  |  Letter Holder  |  Similar Knobs (Mine were clearance from Target 3 years ago)

A dated cherry console table gets made over into a glam white and gold office table. Check out the details at monicawantsit.com
  
Lamp & Shade: Target clearance circa 2008  |  Mirror: Thrifted ($8)

Inexpensive accessories can help make a statement when paired together. Get more ideas at monicawantsit.com


Paper Clips: Nate Berkus @ Target  |  Pens & Pencils: $1 Spot @ Michael’s

Business meets glamour in this stylish home office with chic accents, fun colors and lots of glam.

Box, Globe & Candles: Home Goods  | Biz Cards: Zazzle  | Biz Card Holder: Office Max

Lining drawers with contact paper is an inexpensive way to make furniture look more high end and beautiful.


I decided to line the drawers with damask contact paper I bought at Target for $6. Best. Decision. Ever. Super time consuming, but it brings me joy every time I open a drawer. Swoon!

Black and white damask contact paper really pops in this gold and white console table makeover. Anything looks chic against this backdrop.

Zebra Dish: Francesca’s  |  Earrings: Charming Charlie

Black and white damask contact paper really pops in this gold and white console table makeover. Anything looks chic against this backdrop.


Some simple acrylic trays from Dollar Tree keep my random craft supplies organized.

Armillary spheres add a bold, classic and timeless look to any space. This one from World Market is a beautiful accessory in Monica Wants It's home office makeover.


This armillary sphere from World Market is one of my fave things in this room.

Organization can be functional and beautiful. Magazine holders by Nate Berkus for Target.

Magazine Holders: You can’t tell in this pic, but in addition to the lining and plate being gold, there are gold threads in the fabric, too.

Curated accessories in varying colors and patterns really make this office space unique and glamorous.

^If you look closely at the pic above, you can see a preview of another DIY tutorial (hint: look in the mirror!)

I love it. I truly do, and I am usually not a huge fan of painting furniture, but I think I did a  great job on this piece and it was worth the work. It provides ample storage for stuff I need as well as decor pieces I want to display.

The gallery wall behind it is a bit of a work in progress. I’m really loving that mirror there though—with the lamp on I feel it bounces a TON of light. At night, it feels a bit glam when I am working. It’s truly my happy space. I wish my 8-5 pm office was this nice! A girl can dream.

Right in front of my white and gold console table is my white and gold faux bois sawhorse desk, which was also a DIY painting project. Here’s a sneak peek for now…you’ll have to stay tuned to see the full reveal and tutorial.

Check out this gold and white office from Monica Wants It-- she features lots of affordable DIY ideas.

And here’s one more for good measure. Ya know I love y’all, right? This is the wall to the left of the desk and console—natural light beams in during the day. It makes me feel energized and full of hope when I can see the beautiful sunshine as I work. The florals help bring in pattern, color and some girly glam into the space. If you didn’t read about my curtain mishap, you can read about it over here.
I think it all worked out for the best and these curtains were MEANT for this makeover.

These drapes make a bold statement in a black, white and gold office makeover via Monica Wants It.

What do you all think? Are you liking how it’s all coming together?

I wish I could have you all over for drinks in my new digs. Champagne, anyone?

9 comments:

  1. Oh wow! I love your re-do! It is gorgeous...really!

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  2. I am all into gold. Great makeover and super vignette too.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Marty! I find vignettes challenging- I keep trying to improve. :)

      Delete
  3. I pinned these, you are amazing and a little paint goes a long way. You would have paid a fortune for something like this. Great job, so inspiring!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Everything is gorgeous. I love your style!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. It looks amazing!!! Love all the colors you've chosen! The splashes of gold are way fun!!!

    ReplyDelete
  6. It all looks amazing..,so much glamour candy here! I love it ALL!!!

    ReplyDelete

Monday, February 23, 2015

Gold & White Console Table Furniture Makeover

I’ve really gotten into a groove on working on projects for my new home office. I’ve really tried hard to not buy anything new—I’m forcing myself to revamp furniture I’ve had that maybe needs a second life. One of my many new year’s resolutions is to buy less, spend less.

DIY console table makeover

We’ve had this $98 console table from Walmart since about 2008 when we were still living in the apartment. It served us well there, but it has never quite fit in here in the house. So, with my husband’s blessing and a healthy dose of cynicism on his part that this idea would not turn out well, I got to work.

I got a little overzealous and forgot to take a true before pic, so here’s as close as it gets (drawers have already been removed):

A dated cherry console table gets made over into a glam white and gold office table. Check out the details at monicawantsit.com
I won’t do a full run down on how I painted the piece because there are plenty of awesome tutorials already out there, but I’ll give you the highlights:

-Lightly sanded the console table to get the varnish off
-Primed console table and drawers with my favorite primer: Zinsser’s Spray Paint Primer
-Spray painted 3 coats using Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch Gloss White Spray Paint (6-Pack) 249090
-Used my most favorite gold spray paint from True Value on the drawers  (3 coats)
-Used polycrylic in a gloss finish to seal the console table
-Used a spray paint gloss sealer to seal in the gold on the drawers

And I was done! Because I wanted to do this right and not have any issues, this was a two weekend project. I love the way it all turned out and I took an extraordinary amount of photos to show it off.

Here she is all moved into the new office space (wall color: Sherwin Williams, Peppercorn)

A dated cherry console table gets made over into a glam white and gold office table. Check out the details at monicawantsit.com

And here she is with all her accessories! I’ll list product sources under the photos. :)

Curated accessories in varying colors and patterns really make this office space unique and glamorous.

Canister  |  Letter Holder  |  Similar Knobs (Mine were clearance from Target 3 years ago)

A dated cherry console table gets made over into a glam white and gold office table. Check out the details at monicawantsit.com
  
Lamp & Shade: Target clearance circa 2008  |  Mirror: Thrifted ($8)

Inexpensive accessories can help make a statement when paired together. Get more ideas at monicawantsit.com


Paper Clips: Nate Berkus @ Target  |  Pens & Pencils: $1 Spot @ Michael’s

Business meets glamour in this stylish home office with chic accents, fun colors and lots of glam.

Box, Globe & Candles: Home Goods  | Biz Cards: Zazzle  | Biz Card Holder: Office Max

Lining drawers with contact paper is an inexpensive way to make furniture look more high end and beautiful.


I decided to line the drawers with damask contact paper I bought at Target for $6. Best. Decision. Ever. Super time consuming, but it brings me joy every time I open a drawer. Swoon!

Black and white damask contact paper really pops in this gold and white console table makeover. Anything looks chic against this backdrop.

Zebra Dish: Francesca’s  |  Earrings: Charming Charlie

Black and white damask contact paper really pops in this gold and white console table makeover. Anything looks chic against this backdrop.


Some simple acrylic trays from Dollar Tree keep my random craft supplies organized.

Armillary spheres add a bold, classic and timeless look to any space. This one from World Market is a beautiful accessory in Monica Wants It's home office makeover.


This armillary sphere from World Market is one of my fave things in this room.

Organization can be functional and beautiful. Magazine holders by Nate Berkus for Target.

Magazine Holders: You can’t tell in this pic, but in addition to the lining and plate being gold, there are gold threads in the fabric, too.

Curated accessories in varying colors and patterns really make this office space unique and glamorous.

^If you look closely at the pic above, you can see a preview of another DIY tutorial (hint: look in the mirror!)

I love it. I truly do, and I am usually not a huge fan of painting furniture, but I think I did a  great job on this piece and it was worth the work. It provides ample storage for stuff I need as well as decor pieces I want to display.

The gallery wall behind it is a bit of a work in progress. I’m really loving that mirror there though—with the lamp on I feel it bounces a TON of light. At night, it feels a bit glam when I am working. It’s truly my happy space. I wish my 8-5 pm office was this nice! A girl can dream.

Right in front of my white and gold console table is my white and gold faux bois sawhorse desk, which was also a DIY painting project. Here’s a sneak peek for now…you’ll have to stay tuned to see the full reveal and tutorial.

Check out this gold and white office from Monica Wants It-- she features lots of affordable DIY ideas.

And here’s one more for good measure. Ya know I love y’all, right? This is the wall to the left of the desk and console—natural light beams in during the day. It makes me feel energized and full of hope when I can see the beautiful sunshine as I work. The florals help bring in pattern, color and some girly glam into the space. If you didn’t read about my curtain mishap, you can read about it over here.
I think it all worked out for the best and these curtains were MEANT for this makeover.

These drapes make a bold statement in a black, white and gold office makeover via Monica Wants It.

What do you all think? Are you liking how it’s all coming together?

I wish I could have you all over for drinks in my new digs. Champagne, anyone?

9 comments :

  1. Oh wow! I love your re-do! It is gorgeous...really!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I am all into gold. Great makeover and super vignette too.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Marty! I find vignettes challenging- I keep trying to improve. :)

      Delete
  3. I pinned these, you are amazing and a little paint goes a long way. You would have paid a fortune for something like this. Great job, so inspiring!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Everything is gorgeous. I love your style!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. It looks amazing!!! Love all the colors you've chosen! The splashes of gold are way fun!!!

    ReplyDelete
  6. It all looks amazing..,so much glamour candy here! I love it ALL!!!

    ReplyDelete