And here's the after:
We used Valspar paint in Lyndhurst Rich Brown on the back wall and moved our wedding collage to right above the console table. I'm thinking maybe the table needs a nice runner down the middle; what do you think? I'm also contemplating a "faux mantle" but that's a project for another day.
And hey, did you spot the console makeover? Here's what it used to look like - a $10 real wood table I picked up in Indiana at a grocery store when we moved into our first apartment:
And here it is, all made over in Valspar paint color Spanish Tile and a new leaf drawer pull:
We were trying to decide between the Spanish Tile and the Rich Brown, so we got little samples ($3 at Lowes) and threw some on the wall. The Spanish Tile is really rich, and I thought it might be a little overpowering for our little downstairs. I'm really glad we went with the brown, but love the Spanish Tile on the console table!
All in all, this project wasn't cheap but I feel like it adds a TON of style and makes our rental a little less "rental". Next up - the living room! With the newly painted dining room wall, I felt the living room needs a little something extra as well. I'm waiting on something to arrive from Etsy, so as soon as that's here and I get it put up, I'll do a before and after in the living room, too!