October 18, 2012

Styled Staircase Landing

When you get to the top of our stairs, you're greeted by the door to our guest bathroom. If you turn left, you can enter one of two guest bedrooms and if you turn right, you can either visit our laundry room, head into our master bedroom or hang out in our loft.

The highlighted wall is where there was large span of blank wall in between the guest bathroom and laundry room doors that I didn't really know what to do with. It's at the top of the stairs and is the pathway between all of the rooms so if I were to put a piece of furniture there, I knew it had to be shallow.

After we turned our mid-century modern dresser into an entertainment center, we knew we'd need to find a home for the Torsby sideboard we had been using previously so we brought it upstairs and set it against the blank wall to see if it could work.

It was ok but it wasn't great and it was a little too deep for the space. I've mentioned it before but ever since we moved into our new house, I've fallen out of love with our white furniture and the sideboard was the latest victim of my cold shoulder so it sat empty for a few weeks until I figured out what to do.

$18 + a little sweat equity later, we have ourselves a styled staircase landing!

Yes friends, I DIY'd that console table for $18 and will post a tutorial tomorrow so you can make one of your own :)

Ignore the binder clips that are holding the crystal print up -- I still need to find a large enough frame to fit the art!

Oh and ignore Pablo (the pig) too! I bought him last November but never got around to painting him haha

Everything I used to style the table with came from my decorative accessories hoard stash:

Except for the little ceramic paper airplane on top of the fake book:

I bought it at Target for $7.99 and spray painted it yellow to match the globe on the other side.

I had originally intended for the table to go behind Chester (hence the raw wood/non-stained underside that you can see coming up the stairs) but after we finished it, I loved it so much that I couldn't hide it behind a piece of furniture. Thankfully the dimensions were perfect for the wall so it could take the place of our old sideboard!

What do you think of the newly styled space? What color would you paint Pablo?


  1. OH. MY. GOSH. It looks amazing! I love the lines! I love the dark legs paired with the white top! I love everything about it lol! Nice work. Can't wait to read the tutorial.

    I would paint pablo gold!

  2. It looks great! I think I would paint Pablo a deep gray, to mimic some of the shades in the hanging art piece.

  3. Thanks Emily! I was thinking gold originally back in November so maybe I should stick to that haha

    Thanks Amy! Charcoal's an option! Didn't think of that one haha

  4. I like the gold and gray ideas! I just bought gold spray paint today! Looks very nice - I love the white top on it!

  5. I'm in love with crystal art lately~ this looks fab!!

  6. Where is your crystal print from? It's amazing!

  7. Angela - It's from this shop on Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/debbiecarlos – search for "crystal poster" :)

  8. I made this table as a side table in my newly remodeled living room. I used a higher quality wood, stayed with stained legs and painted the top to match the living room trim.
    It looks great. The wife wants me to make the same style only longer as a behind the couch table


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