If you remember, I was trying to figure out what to do with the boards on top of the table, if I should stain them or leave them natural. Well, I got to thinking and didn't want another piece of furniture with a white bottom and stained top, so I white washed it. Did you see that coming? Neither did I. It was just a spur of the moment idea and I went with it. I think it turned out adorable. Very beachy looking.
Love love my Anthropologie drawer knob.
I haven't had a chance to decorate the top yet, I just wanted to take a picture now so I could show how it turned out. I'm so happy with the results. I really didn't even picture it looking this way when I first started, but I'm glad it worked out.
Taylor and Martha and some had asked where I was putting the table. For now, I have it next to my fireplace, but eventually I want to get built in bookcases put here. Then I may move it to my guest room. At least with the white washed top, it will work in any room in the house now.
Should I keep it here or go ahead and move it to the guest room? I was really wanting to get a bench for that room so people could put their suitcases and such on it, not sure if another table is really necessary in there. I also have room for it in my laundry room/office. If I keep it here in the living room, what would you suggest on the wall above it? I was thinking the walnut framed pic of the ocean, but that's sort of predictable and I already have another wall in there full of photography.
I was thinking of putting an antique basket like this over the table on the wall, I saw one like it at an antique store down the street from me and I can't stop thinking about it.
Photo from myhomeideas.com
I think it works with my decor now and flows with the house.
Before it sort of seemed out of place.
I'll post more pics of it once I get it all decorated and am certain where I'll keep it at. I had bought it for behind the couch originally, since I don't need it there, I have just kept moving it from place to place when I needed a table for something. I also got the top of my big dresser finished, all that's left is to finish painting the bottom. I'm also hoping to get pics of that posted this week sometime :)