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Beach Inspired Console Table - Check out the before and after photos of my beach inspired console/sofa table. UpcycledTreasures.com

Beach Inspired Console Table

I hope you had a great weekend! I organized my “workshop” area as working in an apartment can be challenging, and it’s easy to make a mess when you’re in such tight quarters. I’m happy to report that I am now more organized which makes working on projects a lot easier and a lot more fun.

Today I am sharing a beach-inspired console table. I’m going to call it a console table rather than a sofa table simply based on the fact that I now have it against a wall, rather than behind the sofa. Does anyone know the real difference?

Here are some before photos:

Beach Inspired Console Table - Check out the before and after photos of my beach inspired console/sofa table. UpcycledTreasures.com

Even though I used homemade chalk paint on this project, I did lightly sand the top because of the scratches that were on it. It also needed a little wood filler but since I was all out I just mixed a little bit of the sanding bits with some wood glue and made my own “wood filler”. After that I did a little more sanding.

I knew I wanted to create layers of paint on this piece so I started off with a quick coat of white chalk paint. I didn’t need it to look perfect because the purpose of the white paint was to peek through when I sanded through the layers of paint. The photo below shows one coat of white paint and then the other photo is after one coat of a custom blue paint I mixed.

Beach Inspired Console Table - Check out the before and after photos of my beach inspired console/sofa table. UpcycledTreasures.com

I ended up painting on 2 layers of the custom blue paint and sanded in between each coat of paint to give it that distressed look. Afterward, it was still a little brighter than I wanted so I added a layer of whitewash paint {white paint mixed with water} and then wiped the piece down and did my last bit of sanding.

Here is my beach-inspired table all finished.  I ended up moving my nautical vignette over to be displayed with the table (check out my post and beach sign tutorial here). I plan on doing a lot more shifting of furniture over the next week or so to bring that summer feel more into our living room.

Beach Inspired Console Table - Check out the before and after photos of my beach inspired console/sofa table. UpcycledTreasures.com

Beach Inspired Console Table - Check out the before and after photos of my beach inspired console/sofa table. UpcycledTreasures.com

Please ignore the awful fake flowers, ugh they make me cringe!

Beach Inspired Console Table - Check out the before and after photos of my beach inspired console/sofa table. UpcycledTreasures.com

Beach Inspired Console Table - Check out the before and after photos of my beach inspired console/sofa table. UpcycledTreasures.com

I just love the texture that the layers of paint and distressing gives the table. So what do you think?