Project Restyle: Gold-Marbled Entryway Table

Love this entryway table makeover! (click through to see the before + after pics) Sometimes I think the entryway area of a house gets the short end of the decor stick (so to speak). This seems to be especially true if you don’t have a very large entryway. We have a short hallway that brings people into our house, and I was never really sure if I had enough room to do anything with the area, but I decided to give it a shot and see what I could do with the bit of space we have. I’d seen those really skinny console tables around and I thought one of those would be good for the space and give us a place to drop off our keys and what not by the door. I found a console table at a local store for a good price, but it was lacking the personality that I wanted for the only piece of furniture that can fit in that space, so I thought a makeover was definitely in order!

Love this entryway table makeover! (click through to see the before + after pics) OK, before someone in the audience yells out, “I liked the table better before!” let me say that this wasn’t a bad table to begin with. I mean, I’m really not a big fan of glass topped furniture personally, but gold legs can definitely be cool. However, the gold finish on this table was actually a weathered antiqued gold (it’s hard to see in the photo above), so even if I kept the legs that color, I would have wanted to repaint them a solid gold anyway.

I had just bought a big brass mirror for the entryway at a local flea market and I really wanted the gold color of the mirror to be the star of the space. So, instead of gold, I thought a white table base would better suit the space. One can of semi-gloss spray paint later and the base of the table was done.

Love this entryway table makeover! (click through to see the before + after pics) The top of the table was a bit trickier to decide on than the legs. I cut a 3/4″ thick board to be just bigger than the current top of the table, and I wanted to do a faux Carrara marbling technique on the board. I say “wanted to” because it didn’t quite work out that way…I tried a couple of times to get the technique down (using this tutorial), but my brush wasn’t quite right for the job, my paint was drying too fast, and I just couldn’t get the hang of it. I’m still resolved to figure out that technique and I’m going to keep trying until I get it, but I thought I should think of a different solution for the table in the meantime so I didn’t have a half-finished piece of furniture in my entryway for the next few months. I still liked the idea of marbling, so I bought this gorgeous gold marbled paper (similar hereto use for the table top instead.

Love this entryway table makeover! (click through to see the before + after pics) I cut the marbled paper to be just slightly bigger than the top of my board and used a satin finish decoupage to adhere it to the wood board. Once it was totally dry, I did two more coats of finish on top to make sure the top was adequately sealed. I have to say though, every time I decoupage paper and put on a top coat of finish, I freak out when the wet paper bubbles until they eventually calm down and flatten out as it dries. I also cut a few pieces of wood trim and painted them white to be a frame around the board to give it more of a finished look.

Love this entryway table makeover! (click through to see the before + after pics) Once the paint was dry, I used small finishing nails to attach the trim around the edges and painted over the nail holes. I attached the new table top to the base with a strong epoxy glue and my new entryway table was ready for action!

Love this entryway table makeover! (click through to see the before + after pics) Love this entryway table makeover! (click through to see the before + after pics) Love this entryway table makeover! (click through to see the before + after pics) Love this entryway table makeover! (click through to see the before + after pics) I am seriously over the moon with how this table came out. I love it! The white looks fresh and clean and the pop of the gold marbling perfectly compliments the brass mirror above. It’s also great to finally have a spot next to the door to set keys, sunnies, and mail so that doesn’t all pile up on the kitchen counter instead. I would say that this makeover was a success indeed! xo. Laura

Credits // Author: Laura Gummerman, Photography: Laura Gummerman + Todd Gummerman. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.

  • This entry way is beautiful. That table just puts the cherry on top.

  • Thank you for this gorgeous DIY! I have featured and linked your DIY here on my blog – thank you for bringing extra value to my post. That gold marble.. LOVE IT! Permalink: http://bit.ly/1wWLQ0O 🙂

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  • Love the entryway table! I just moved this past weekend so I am totally in the redecorating mode and trying to make the best use of new space!

    -Linds

  • I love the paint color on the wall, can you tell me what brand and color it is? Beautiful makeover!

  • Love the paint color on the wall! Can you tell me what brand and color it is? Beautiful makeover!!!

  • This is perfect! I am currently on the lookout for white and gold DIY pieces for my room. I love the marble effect.

    http://annescribblesanddoodles.blogspot.com/

  • I love how this turned out! Those changes made such a bigger difference! Looks great!

  • What a cute and creative idea to spruce up an item in your home! Love it!

  • What a cute and creative idea to spruce up an item in your home! Love it!

  • You have the best eye for color in your home, I love it!! So inspiring.

    Kristin
    http://oldschoolswank.blogspot.com/

  • It looks so amazing after you restyled it!

    www.navellina.blogspot.com

  • I love that you made the top slightly bigger than the frame. I probably would have done something to the glass top, or cut a piece of wood to fit inside the ledge where the glass was, but I like what you did better. And this is why I need to continue reading creative blogs – ha! :]

    Runt

  • Great DIY, love the color/design of the marble paper.

    http://thinkworkandgo.blogspot.com/

  • I really love how the table turned out! At the moment I love everything with a marble effect.

  • so cool!!

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  • looks great! love the marbled top 🙂 An easy DIY with lovely results 🙂

    http://floatingthrufields.blogspot.com/

  • You guys have the MOST WONDERFUL and GORGEOUS interiors ever!!! I’m so in love!!!
    That’s such a beautiful little space, and I’ve never seen a more sophisticated, pretty little table my whole life. This is amazing!

    THOUGHTS IN TIFFANY BLUE

  • This is an awesome how to I will try it out because that table looks amazing
    xx

  • I was never really a fan of gold but lately it’s been growing on me! I love this one a lot!

  • I actually like this better than a Cararra marble style – this is a little more glam and playful. Looks amazing with your mint walls.

  • You made it look so easy. Though it is hard, I’m putting this on my bucketlist. Love the idea of faking the marbles with paper! :)))

  • I love things that look expensive & intricate but in fact were relatively simple to execute. This rocks.

    :] // http://www.itscarmen.com ▲

  • You make it look so effortless! I love the marbled look and I can’t believe it’s actually paper. I think the original tarnished metal frame would match your golden mirror, too =)

    Juju
    http://www.jujusprinkles.com

  • I absolutely adore this! The marble print is amazing!

    http://www.threadsnbreads.com/

  • Super cute! I would love to try this! Love the fact that the table was originally from the flea market

  • Ahh this looks so good! Love the marble effect.

    🙂
    http://www.iolablog.com/

  • Love the gold legs of the before look..however, the glass top, i am not a fan though… the makeover is quite beautiful, love the gold marble top..

    xo
    Hems
    agoldentulip.blogspot.com

  • I was expecting this to be an epoxy project. I’m pleasantly surprised that it wasn’t. 🙂

  • The new table looks amazing! I love the marbled look, especially with gold.

    M.

  • this is so pretty! love your walls too, laura!

    xx nikki
    www.dream-in-neon.com

  • I’ve done some marbling myself, and it’s one of those styles that is surprisingly easy to accomplish but totally gorgeous as a finish project. I love how this came together, Laura! Brilliant idea.

    Cat
    http://oddlylovely.com

  • Love this beautiful update! Gold on a mint wall. Fabulous!

  • This is a gorgeous piece! Great job xo

    Warm Regards,
    Alexandra
    www.littlewildheart.com

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