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.
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):
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)
And here she is with all her accessories! I’ll list product sources under the photos. 🙂
Lamp & Shade: Target clearance circa 2008 | Mirror: Thrifted ($8)
Paper Clips: Nate Berkus @ Target | Pens & Pencils: $1 Spot @ Michael’s
Box, Globe & Candles: Home Goods | Biz Cards: Zazzle | Biz Card Holder: Office Max
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!
Zebra Dish: Francesca’s | Earrings: Charming Charlie
Some simple acrylic trays from Dollar Tree keep my random craft supplies organized.
This armillary sphere from World Market is one of my fave things in this room.
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.
^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.
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.
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?