11.05.2013

updated console table styling

Once upon a time part of our living room looked like this:


But life happened. The blanket got ruined. Art got stolen and put in another area. The table couldn't support the weight of the lamp. ...And I got messy. Seriously. It's like a bomb went off in here. 


That's a bone, a deflated basketball [charlie's], and leaves on the ground. Unused workout equipment lying around. Christmas packages on the console table. Keepin it real, eh? And now for the ever elusive before and after...

"console entry table"


I basically already had everything on hand. I just had to scrounge around for frames and such. 



I found the metal mirrors at the antique store on sale. I love them! The quote is actually a greeting card in a shadow box. I have two Philly postcards I framed. 


"console entry table"

The fox picture I just bought via Brickyard Buffalo [distracted Christmas shopping] but you can find the artist here. I would love to change out the pillows for something lighter but that's what we have right now. The huge wooden bowl is from here but is no longer sold. The wicker console table is from Linen's -n- Things back when we had one in town. We're a bit rough on it and I can tell it won't last forever but it's one of my favorite pieces. 

"entry vignette"



Yay for nabbin that gold tray on clearance at Target! The above two pieces of art were both bought when we were at Chincoteague Island. The photo was by Egret Moon and the watercolor is by Nancy Hogan Armour

"wicker console table"



I love that mother of pearl box. It's from Homegoods and I couldn't believe in what perfect condition it was in. The shell thing is from a beach trip a few years ago. It's been prettying up my office but it was so full of clutter I figured it wasn't doing me much good in there. So I brought him down here to sit on top of my records. 

Sorry about the reflections. This is the room with the most windows which is a blessing and a curse in one. There was a lot of awkward positioning involved. Erhm...

The only things I would really like to change would be to include an arched floor lamp on the left. The console table isn't very sturdy and if you place a heavy lamp on it, it will start to bow. But we have no overhead lighting in this room and could use something like that if we found one for cheap that I liked. Lighter pillows in the bowl would be nice. And I would love to make a homemade planter that hangs down on the right from the ceiling. With a fake plant. Because we all know how I am with the live ones. 

Regardless, I keep staring at the wall and saying "it feels like a real house!" It's the little things I suppose ;)

17 comments:

  1. love it! what an amazing gallery wall! that fox print is awesome!

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    1. Thanks Cassie! I have my eye on her cat print too.

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  2. Love this so much! Such a nicely collected gallery wall :) xo Kristin

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  3. Love it all so so much. That fox print is so cool!

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  4. Gallery walls always make such a huge statement! I love this. Love using greeting cards as art too! I always find super cute ones for a dollar at trader joes!

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    1. They're so cute -- I've even framed a napkin before lol

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  5. LOVE that gallery wall. I also like how it includes the thermostat. It's a great way for it to blend in. Sweet!

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    1. Thanks Mekenzie! Unfortunately, I didnt really have a choice lol

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  6. That looks soooooooo good! See, this is the kind of stuff I need help with - the finishing. Next wall I have to do, I am calling you Caroline!

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    1. Thanks Brit! It's so funny because sometimes I feel like I have all of these little knicknacks but when I go to style something its like I have nothing to wear ya know?! Did that make sense?

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  7. The gallery wall looks great! Love the fox print too. My boys and I are just a little partial to foxes. :)

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  8. This is fabulous! I want to steal every single thing in that after photo. I will take them all. I LOVE you for hanging the gallery wall frames so close together like that! Total pet peeve when there's a gallery wall but they're all awkwardly spaced. This is perfection.
    Kelly @ View Along the Way

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    1. I know! I have one wall where they aren't as tight and I'm not sure why I haven't fixed it because it drives me nuts. I stare at that one part. I'll have to see if I can fix it while still hiding all those nail holes ;)

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  9. It looks great! I love that fox print, and how fabulous is the giant wooden bowl thing?!

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  10. Such a beautiful after shot! Love the "this day will never come again" print. The font and colors are perfect!

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