Street find entryway table gets a transformation

I love walking into homes and seeing how the entryway is decorated.  To me, your entryway should “pop.”  It should make you stop and say “wow.”

There are many ways of making your entryway stand out, and one way is to change up your furniture.  Our previous hallway table was beautiful but very antique looking.  It was a piece of furniture that you would see in a stately elderly person’s home.  It did not fit our style, and was, dated.  It definitely did not make the entryway “pop.”  Instead it had the reverse effect.

Here’s the previous entryway table.

Antique entryway table.
Lovely but dated

A neighbor stumbled across this amazing street find.  He knew I liked transforming furniture and told me what he saw in our neighbourhood. I immediately picked it up in my van.  I couldn’t believe my eyes. I was grateful to whoever left this beautiful piece of wood furniture out on their front lawn for FREE. I immediately had great plans for this furniture as I was in the middle of decorating our entryway for the One Room Challenge of Calling It Home.

street find, front entrance makeover

After taking the hardware off, I painted the table with a high gloss latex black paint.  Sorry, I forgot to take pictures of the process.  I used a lint free roller for the big surfaces and sponge brush for painting for those harder to reach places.

After two coats of the high gloss latex, using a sponge brush, I brushed on one coat of Miniwax Classic Black stain and hand wiped on a coat of Miniwax pasting wax for protection.  I over did the wax a bit because I knew it would be a collection area for coins and keys.

Black high gloss entry table

I liked the simplicity of the shape of the knobs, but not the silver color.  So I transformed them with a couple of coats of Rustoleum pure gold.

Entryway Makeover

Not bad for a street find!

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I'm Debi Collinson. Designer. Stager. Real Estate Investor. In 2006, at the request of a realtor, I staged my very first home. Staging houses was just starting to become popular. I was very nervous staging my first house, but the sellers liked their newly redesigned home so much that they turned down an offer for full asking price. I went back to design school and have never looked back. Since 2006, I have been staging & styling spaces to make them look like they belong in a magazine page, and buying "fixer uppers" to fix up & either sell for a healthy profit or to rent them out. I'm currently living in my 8th "fixer upper." Sign up to receive my e-mails of how to make your home stunning, how to sell your house for top dollar AND how to become financially independent one fixer upper at a time!

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