Craigslist Brass Console Table “Glamified”

I had been searching for the prefect console table for the piano/front room.  The piano room is a difficult space because it doubles as an entryway/piano room which is strange for a Victorian not to have a grand entryway.  Our neighbors informed us that one of the previous owners of the house still lives in town so we invited them over for dinner to learn a little more about the history of our home.  Originally,  the piano room was the ladies sitting room off the front/foyer entrance of the house. The old owners told us that there was a large widows peak in the front center of the house that collapsed in the 80’s.  This incident caused them to build a supporting wall/closet in the entrance way making it much smaller than the original blueprint of the space.  The back of the entry closet wall doubles as the wall that the stairs leading upstairs (that the same owners built when building out the upstairs).  I love the interesting history of old homes.  Our house along with the rest of our beautiful street is full of interesting history, check out the history of our house along with others on the street here.

Back to decorating, I was thinking a nice little console with stools under it as a place to sit and take off your shoes or for extra seating when needed.

Look how dreamy this entryway is with the Chiang Mai Dragon fabric.



Aren’t these fuzzy benches adorable!



I saw this sweet little table pop up on CL for $30 and instantly I knew I needed it!  When I showed up to pick it up, it has a few rust marks so I got him to knock it down to $20.  I loaded it up and set my sights on glamifing it a bit (not that it already screams Golden Girls ;).

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 Since the brass was a little rusty, I decided to spray paint the entire thing a mute gold.  Next, those pink velvet cat hair covered cushions, they had to GO.  I was loving the fuzzy benches above so I decided to recreate something similar.  I was cruising the isles at TJ’s and saw this faux fur rug below–BINGO!  I stuck that baby in my cart and headed to check out!

It was a fairly simple process to reupholster these benches.  I removed the staples and the velvet fabric then cut the rug in half and stapled it to the bench’s backing.

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I attached the stools seats back and tada, it was done!

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Hello there, my name is Jessica and I'm so glad you've dropped by! I am a weekend DIYer, a die-hard antiquer, and a lover of all things vintage. Join me on my never ending journey of turning our house into our home!