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If you are a fan of getting a high-end look at a low-end price, then I have a great project to share with you today. I have had my eye on the Andrews Console Table from Ballard Designs for the last–I don’t even know–for years, but I just couldn’t justify paying almost $900 for it. I found a way to get the exact same look for under $300 and I have to say, I think it turned out great.
If you aren’t familiar, below is a look at the original console I wanted, it is available HERE.
It is pretty isn’t it? I love the finish. It is the perfect size for the entry of our new home. Our floorplan has a very long hallway when you enter, so it has taken a bit of thinking about how to best decorate it. You can see how our entry hall looks below, this photo was taken standing just inside our front door.
With essentially two spaces to fill along the long hallway, the first one being immediately inside the front door (and outside my office), and the second area outside the dining room, I needed different but cohesive decor. I’ll be back to show you what I have in the area across from the dining room you see in the picture above (hint: it is a pretty gray velvet bench topped with a gallery wall), but I also wanted to be sure to have a statement piece for right inside our front door.
Not being one to spend almost a thousand dollars on an entry table (I change my decor WAY too often to be that spendy), I saw this console table here when I was picking up this bench which is now in our mudroom, and it stuck in my head. The shape and size were perfect, but I wanted a lighter finish. It occurred to me that I could simply buy that table, which had the exact same lines as the more expensive one I’d been eying, and paint it white for the same result.
So I stalked the website and when they offered a 25% off sale I ordered this black distressed console table (below) for just $280 (I had it shipped to the store to save delivery fees). I picked it up last week and went right to work making it look how I wanted it to.
I should note that I like the black finish too, but I have an overall design plan for the hallway space and needed something lighter. I popped open my medium HomeRight Spray Shelter (which literally snaps open, no set up required) so spray didn’t get in my garage and grabbed my HomeRight Super Finishmax and set about making the table match our current decor.
I used Rustoleum Chalk Paint in Linen White which has a nice flat white finish. It sprayed on beautifully using the Finishmax sprayer and after two coats of paint, the table was now white. It was so easy! Once it was dry, I gave it a quick sand, wiped it off and brought it inside. Seriously, the entire project including putting the legs on the table probably took less than an hour, not including drying time.
Here it is the new and improved version, it looks just like my more expensive inspiration piece, especially now that I have it all styled for Fall. It’s absolutely perfect in the space, and really it looks just like it came this way. I am looking forward to changing out the decor on it each season. I already have some big plans for this area come Christmas!
It’s no secret how much we love our HomeRight sprayers, I have lost track of how many projects I have done with my FinishMax including painting an entire kitchen full of cabinets and even staining my entire deck. The fun part is we get to give one away to a lucky reader, so enter to win using the widget below. Good luck! You can also see more about this project on the HomeRight DIY blog HERE.
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