While I still enjoy the color and style of the table, the scale is extremely undersized for the space and the photo gallery above it. The current table is only 42" wide.
Time for a new, bigger console table!
Several I've found online would be wonderful.
Like this Connor Console Table from Pottery Barn. Isn't the marble top beautiful?
Or, Crate and Barrel's Bluestone Console Table. Loving the warmth of the stained wood. This one is really close in dimension to the size we're looking for.
|Crate and Barrel|
Even though it's not quite wide enough for our space, the simplicity and clean lines of West Elm's Rustic Acacia Console Table are also appealing:
All three options above are amazing, but when my frugal nature finally kicked in, my search led to DIY plans. That's when I found it - the Rustic X Console Table - a style I like and the size is perfect. Best of all, hubby and I can make it ourselves.
Thanks to Ana White's website, a complete set of free plans are available along with many reader project photos.
Hillary at The Friendly Home used Ana White's plans to build the beautiful table below.
|Rustic X Console|
Can't wait to start the build! We'll search our lumber stash to determine what can be used and hopefully, we'll have most of the materials on hand.
The original plan dimensions are 74-1/2" wide, 16-1/2" deep and 30" high. We plan to add 2" to the height to make it 32" - the height of our current table that works very well for lamp height.
Looking forward to having two usable shelves below, for display and perhaps storage baskets.
Will keep you posted on our adventure! Have you built furniture for your home? Did you enjoy the experience and were you pleased with the results?
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