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Create An Inviting Entryway With A DIY Console Table

March 4, 2024
Create An Inviting Entryway With A DIY Console Table

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Welcome to my guide on creating an inviting entryway with a DIY console table! As the first thing guests see when entering your home, your entryway sets the tone for the rest of your house. An organized, well-decorated entryway makes a great first impression.

Why Add A Console Table To Your Entryway?

A console table is the perfect entryway furniture piece for several reasons:

  • Provides a surface for decor and storage: A console table gives you a place to display decor like a vase of fresh flowers, framed photos, or a tray to hold keys and mail. It also offers discreet storage with baskets or drawers to corral items like shoes, hats, gloves, and more.

  • Offers a spot for lighting: Tabletop lamps on a console table cast a warm, welcoming glow in your entry.

  • Makes a great backdrop: Positioned behind a bench or chairs, a console table gives your entryway an anchored, polished look.

  • Adds architectural interest: The legs and shape of a console bring visual interest to your entryway.

  • Can be easily customized: From the size to the style, you can tailor a DIY console table to suit your entry.

How To Make Your Own Entryway Console Table

Making your own console table is easier than you may think, and you can fully customize it to match your entryway’s size and style. Follow these steps:

Choose Your Materials

Consider what style of console you envision and choose materials accordingly. Some top options are:

  • Wood: Plywood, 1x boards, salvaged wood. Gives a natural, organic look. Stain or paint as desired.
  • Metal: Black iron pipes and wood, hairpin legs, industrial brackets and wood. Great for modern, industrial style.
  • Mixed: Combine wood and metal for an eclectic look, like hairpin legs on a wood top.

Cut Pieces To Size

Use a miter saw to cut your wood boards and trim pieces to the desired lengths. Cut any decorative accents. Sand edges smooth.

Assemble The Base

Attach the legs and any side/stretcher supports to assemble the base. Consider hairpin legs for a mid-century modern style or sturdy wooden legs for farmhouse flair. Attach with screws and wood glue.

Add The Tabletop

Measure the dimensions needed for your tabletop and cut to size. Attach to the base using screws and glue.

Include Storage (Optional)

For added function, attach drawers or a shelf to the underside of the tabletop. Stencil or stencil on drawer fronts for a decorative touch.

Finish The Table

Sand the entire piece smooth, then apply your choice of stain, paint, or other DIY finish. Add protective polyurethane for durability.

Style Your Entryway Console Table

The finishing touches make all the difference! Style your console table with:

  • A pair of matching lamps or sconces
  • Fresh florals and plants
  • Decorative tray to hold keys, mail, etc.
  • Framed photos, art, mirrors leaning against the wall
  • Coordinating baskets for concealed storage
  • Entry mat, bench, or chairs positioned in front

Follow the above steps to create your own beautiful, functional DIY console table that makes your entryway warm and inviting! The storage, surface area, and style it adds make a console table a worthwhile addition to any home.

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