a new console table

I had this linen pleated slipcover made for the table in my foyer right after we moved in five years ago – it was one of the first items I pulled the trigger on for the new house and it’s still one of my favorites (and the fact that it has remained in the same spot for half a decade is truly a testament to how much I love it!)  Lately, though, I’ve been itching to put something more substantial here and move the skirted table to a perfect little spot upstairs where we are going to add a guest suite. 

My foyer is long and narrow; ideally, I’d love a wood table that is long enough to run the length of the wall adjacent to the front door.  After coming up empty-handed in my search, I decided making one myself would be the best way to get exactly what I want while also making it fit within the space.  I ended up looking at a bunch of gorgeous dining tables and fell in love with a few styles that I thought would look amazing.  Modifying the width to accommodate the front door wouldn’t be difficult at all, and sticking to a simple design would make the construction process a lot easier.  Here are a few I’m debating between:

I love, love, LOVE the gorgeous, oversize turned legs of this one – the cerused oak finish would look stunning against the white board and batten and a pair of huge seagrass baskets like these would not only provide extra storage but the texture would warm up the space:

I also love the rounded edges and double legs on each end of this one.  Super simple but so, so lovely:

This beauty is another favorite; the legs are gorgeous and, overall, it’s such a simple design but the zinc-covered top just gives it so much interest and character! 

There is a mill not too far from my house and I’m going to see if I can find some pieces of oak, and if not, I can always make the white pine that is always in stock at Lowe’s or Home Depot work, too.  There isn’t anything you can’t make look amazing with stain and a little distressing; the trick (I’ve learned) is to use extra thick pieces of wood.  Oh, and a little bit of liming wax to get that cerused oak finish:

There are some beautiful, unfinished wood dining table legs out there; just make sure you get the same type of wood as the top and apron on the table so that the stain looks cohesive. Here are a few of my favorites from here:

A color-bound seagrass rug like this one would be the last thing to finally make the entry feel complete and, again, add texture (which you can never have too much of, in my book!)

If I can make a decision as to which style table to go with, I’ll be sure to post some progress posts!  Which style table is your favorite?

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  1. Marian L on October 27, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    All 3 are beautiful, however, the first one with the incredible turned legs is a real standout. I can't wait to see what you decide on! Thank you for always being such a great inspiration Kelly!

  2. Erin @whalingcitycottage on October 27, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    Now this I gotta see. Meaning be a fly on the wall of your workshop when you make this. 🙂

  3. decor on October 27, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    Inspiring post and this give me ideas with my console table. Thank you.

  4. Kelly Stivers on October 27, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    Thank you, Marian; you're so sweet!

    Erin – wanna come down south and help me out? Everything you touch turns to gold, girl!

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