Gallery wall + DIY industrial coffee table.

Thursday, August 21, 2014
The formal living room at our house is the poor neglected room while the other spaces evolve. I've finally been giving it a little attention. There are big plans on the horizon, like board and batten, built ins, new window treatments, and a sofa. 
Until those magical mystical things happen I didn't want it to be an eye sore since it is what people see when they walk into my house. yaknowwhatimean? 

I started this gallery wall a few months ago and it has been evolving ever since. Ya know, I walk by something in another room, grab it, and relocate it because clearly it was meant to live on this wall instead. It's really just a bunch of things I had hastily put together & all my other walls might be bare now but... I'll just make some more stuff for them, right?
 Some things I made, some things I bought, and filled in the rest with pictures of cute kids and that darling husband of mine. 
Not too shabby though.

The coffee table started off as just a base that I found on a local yardsale page. It had a weird silvery finish. So I picked up some Rustoleum Oil-Rubbed-Bronze spray paint and gave it a little makeover.
My husband whipped up the top for it out of some pine boards from Lowes, and it is stained Dark Walnut by Minwax. 

The chairs I picked up from Downeast Home, which is a total secret weapon for locals. They sell discounted name brand furniture. These chairs happen to be Pottery Barn originally, but I picked them up for a much smaller price tag from Downeast Home.

The rug is actually from Hobby Lobby. Insane huh?
The pretty linen pillows are from Ikea.

Here is the coffee table before. 

And after

What do you think? 

Linked to Jennifer Rizzo 


Deb Foglia said...

So stunning! I love the table and the gallery wall. You did a fabulous job.

@Seeking Lavender Lane

meaningfulspaces said...

I love it all! Where did you get the wooden arrows?

Oh Everything Handmade said...

Beautiful table, what a great makeover!

Holly said...

This is gorgeous! I love your living room.


Laurel Herzog said...

Gorgeous! I love what you did with that coffee table!

Edea Smith said...

Beautiful - i love this

Rebecca Lopez said...

Love how this room looks. Gorgeous! Thanks for linking this up to The Creative Collection Link Party!

Creative Dream said...

Love this! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams, starts on Fridays :D Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party.

Christine Vandormolen said...

wowsers, awesome gallery wall. I struggle with mine, dont even know where to start....pinned!!! Christine from Little Brags

Christine Vandormolen said...

wowsers, awesome gallery wall. I struggle with mine, dont even know where to start....pinned!!! Christine from Little Brags

England Furniture Reviews said...

Industrial coffee tables seems more durable and the parts could be easily replaced, but they might not be suitable in a house with kids. Nice post.

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