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I’ve found the perfect little table to go in the entryway. But at $99.99, I think this little fella is a bit too much for 4 legs and two pieces of wood. It’s kind of like a grown-up version of the dog dish stand that Scott and I put together last week for Colby.

Modern Console Table – Target:  $20 (+ $79.99 for overpricing tax)

There’s no way I’m forking over that much moolah for such a simply constructed table. Made of MDF and veneer, no less. And while the dog dish stand didn’t go quite as perfectly as we planned, I think it was a great trial run for what I didn’t realize would be our next project (funny how it happens that way, eh?).

So, the plan is:

  • Wing it. Use just the basic dimensions to build a table. This one is 31.5″ x 30″ x 11″.
  • Save myself a little dough by making it myself out of wood – customized to fit our entryway (bonus!)
  • Fill in any nail holes with wood filler
  • Give myself an obligatory pat on the back for doing it DIY style
  • Paint it a bright, fun color for some extra pop
  • Possibly stencil the top??? I have a different idea than what you might think (hint:  no birds, trellis patterns, or branch and leaf combos)

What color would you paint it? I’m going to keep the color I’ve chosen a secret until the big reveal, but I’m excited to see how many of you come up with the same one.

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  1. Well… I'm betting that you would paint it yellow. If it were me, I'd stain the top and paint the rest white. :)

  2. YAY for a DIY console table! You're right, there's no reason to spend that much $$ on something so simple (that's what I've learned after living with my husband for 3 years). You can totally handle this one.

    Since you said a fun, bright color… I'm going to guess turquoise.