We scored it for $30 after they took a discount off of it for the manager's birthday.
In order to have more space for accessories, we decided to make a larger top out of 1"x 8"s and a 1" x 4".
Oh, nail gun, how we love you so (except for Cozy).
Side story: The first time Cozy was around a nail gun and air compressor was when we refinished our laundry room. When it suddenly kicked on and made a loud noise, it literally scared the shit out of him. Cozy ran upstairs and crapped all over the kitchen. Now, he just cowers and pants.
I painted it with Martha Stewart's paint from Home Depot in thundercloud that I've used on our end tables.
And much like "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie", if you give Jamie a console table, she's going to want to make a chalkboard to go over it. We got a piece of plywood from Home Depot to make a chalkboard.
After priming it, we used some Crack Shot to fill some of the dents and ridges to make it as smooth as possible.
We checked the size and spacing.
Then made a frame out of some cedar - it has a rough texture that will contrast well with the smoothness of the chalkboard and console top.
I ended up doing one coat of primer and two coats of chalkboard paint.
We went to Springfield last weekend to visit some friends and we went to an antique mall. I found these lovely teal canisters that I knew would fit perfectly on the new-to-me console.
Time to stage and accessorize!
And since tomorrow is Easter, I figured it would be appropriate for this to be my first "artwork". Plus, it's a good reminder of what is important after a heartbreaking loss for the Jayhawks last night.
I'm so excited to have this done. I've always wanted a place that I can decorate depending on the season, holiday, or mood I'm in. With this blank