Thursday, February 9, 2012

The Quest For A Console Table

I never imagined that finding a small-scale console table would be so difficult. I have been looking for one for several months now and feel like I have exhausted all possibilities. Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of options, however, they fall out of budget or are way to large for our small hallway.

Let me back up for a second. Here is the next item on the decor "to-do" list...decorate our front hallway/large living room wall. 
 The 1/2 walls and columns separate the living room and create a small hallway that runs from our front door to our kitchen/bathroom/guest room area. I am sick of looking at the giant BLANK wall.
 It screams BORING and BLAH! I am desperate to decorate this area. Here is another perspective of the "hallway". It's pretty narrow so there is limited space to work with. 40 inches!
(Please excuse Emmit's butt in the above photo!) 
I would love to put a small console table along the right wall and maybe do a small gallery wall with different sized matching frames. 

Here are some photos I tagged on Pinterest for 

Bottom line is that I am on the eternal quest for a console table that is 12 inches in depth or smaller...anyone have any ideas?


Old Lucketts Store said...

Thanks so much for linking up this week on our blog!

A small demilune may be less than 12" deep; I'm sure you're already looking for those too though. Instead of doing a console that takes up floor space, could you just do the top half of the wall but mix in interesting elements {architectural remnants, shelves made from molding}? You could do a variety of frame sizes and really mix it up and do the whole wall, or pick 3 to 4 of your favorite black and white pictures, blow them {copy shop can do it cheaply} and frame them 2x2 or 1x4 to fill the space.

Erika said...

Thanks for taking time to stop by my blog Sooz!

I am open to a demilune but haven't found any possibilities yet. I did stop by your store a few weekends ago to see what you had. Although I didn't find a console table, I didn't walk out empty handed...who can?! Found some great accessories! But I'll definitely check back with you guys in a couple of weeks. I would like to do a mix of a gallery wall with some architectural remnants. That is just up my decorating ally! PS-thanks for the tip on copy shop!

Susan said...

Hi, and thanks for the beautiful pictures. I'm also looking for a 12" deep console table, in an off-white color - a never-ending quest! There are two beautiful tables in your 4th and 6th pictures. Do you have the manufacturer's names? They look perfect for us. Thanks so much.

Erika said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog Susan! Slim console tables seem to be very difficult to find, right? Unfortunately I don't know the manufactures of the tables I posted...I just found the pics on Pinterest. Good luck with your search. Maybe if you find one but aren't crazy about the color, you could always paint it? I may end up painting mine :)

Tahra said...

I have been looking for the same thing for two areas in my home forever as well! I finally did a search of "12" deep console tables" and after digging through results, found a narrow console on Ballard Design. They have one or two, I think, but I went with the Grand Marquis Console which is great. Of course this all depends on the type of style you are looking for.

Erika said...

Thanks for stopping by Tahra! I actually found one at my local Home Goods. I had to modify it a bit - like take off the 2 door to expose the shelves inside and also change out the drawer knobs. Now I am working on my gallery wall - which is a bit overwhelming and time consuming!

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