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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

West Elm Inspired HomeGoods table makeover

A HomeGoods table gets a West Elm inspired makeover!

A few months ago I came across a gorgeous table for our living room.  It was the perfect size and the style was just what I was looking for, but the price was WAY over what I would spend on a table.  Ever since I've been on the hunt for a cheaper version that would work instead.

 West Elm console table
Well, look what I spotted at HomeGoods!!!

 HomeGoods table before
Okay, bear with me for a minute.  I know it's smaller and doesn't have the iron detail like the West Elm table, but it had potential.   I wasn't sold on the table at first, but after walking around the store and asking for your opinion on Facebook, I bit the bullet and bought the table. 

I know it kind of clashes with our gold floors, but they will be refinished in the near future, so I'm not really worried about them now.   
HomeGoods table styled in our living room
I lived with the table for a few weeks, before I made any changes.  Once I was set on keeping it I hauled it outside for a mini makeover.

I loved the lines of the table and the two drawers, but the white ash color was not what I was looking for and didn't resemble the West Elm table. 
 Console table before stain

 Console table before stain
 Enter my favorite stain, Minwax Jacobean. Minwax stain and polyurethane

Before and after stain on console table

Before and after stain
The stain wasn't very dramatic, but it did get rid of the white and enhanced the natural wood grain.   I would have taken an after picture outside, but it started raining so we had to quickly bring the table inside.   
After the stain and poly were dry I spray painted some gold corner brackets and attached them with nails. 
Spray painting gold corner brackets

spray painted corner brackets on HomeGoods table

Updated HomeGoods table to look like a WestElm table

 The handles were custom built out of sheet metal to resemble the bin pulls from the West Elm table.
West Elm inspired bin pulls

 The change is subtle, but just enough.
Before and after stain
I couldn't be happier with the way this table turned out.  I'm pretty sure this is one of my favorite projects to date.
West Elm inspired HomeGoods table makeover
I love when an expensive piece can be replicated for a fraction of the price!

***UPDATE***

Here's the room currently, with the new plank wall and painted door!

Plank wall and painted front door

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26 comments:

  1. You are amazing! Such an inspiration.

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  2. Great transformation! I love what you did with the table. It really makes a difference.

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    1. Thanks KC! I'm pretty happy with the transformation too :)

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  3. You did it! I love the knock-off console table and the way you made the pulls and added the corner hardware. Beauty on a budget! Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

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    1. Thanks so much Alison! The pulls are my favorite part of the table. Glad you liked the knock-off!

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  4. Love the corner iron detailing and the stain you picked is perfect! So gorgeous. What a great find and knock-off makeover! :)

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    1. Thanks Erica! It really is hit or miss at Homegoods and I really lucked out when I saw this table. I appreciate you stopping by and hope you stop back again!

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  5. Love, love, this. The stain you used turned out so pretty too. found this morning at skip the housework linky. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments!

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  6. You did a great job on the table!! Love love love!

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  7. This table turned out so great! I love how you have style it too : )

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  8. That's awesome!! Love how such a subtle change makes such a big difference. I’d love for you to share this at my Motivational Monday Link Party that I just started yesterday! Feel free to share other old or new posts that fit the theme as well if you have them!

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  9. Congratulations! You're one of the features on this week's Fridays Unfolded!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

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  10. Love, Love, Love it! Super cute!

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  11. I love it! Curious..where did you find the gold corner brackets?

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    1. Hi Marie! They are just "L" brackets that I bought at Home Depot for a couple dollars. I believe they sell them in a pack of four. Hope that helps!

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  12. I love it! Such an amazing transformation. Did you sand it before restaining it or just stain over the current stain? It looks amazing!

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! I did a light sand over the entire table, but since the stain took well on a test spot in the back I didn't remove all the current stain.

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  13. Looks amazing!! And I really love the color of the inside of your front door -- mind sharing the color name??

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  14. Looks amazing!! And I really love the color of the inside of your front door -- mind sharing the color name??

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  15. Looks great! I love the vase...do you remember where you found it?

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  16. Where did you get each of the items to put on the table?

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