Thursday, September 30, 2010

A CSN Giveaway, A Linky Party and A Question!

First, let’s do the  CSN Stores Giveaway! They are always FUN! You will have four chances to enter!  You can spend hours checking out their 200+ stores! They have some awesome console tables
Hillsdale Wilshire Black Sideboard Table - 4509-856/4509-857
SEI Satin Black Two Drawer Writing Desk - HO8801
and all kinds of awesome things to put on and around them!
IMAX 3 Piece Large Pumpkin Set in Aged - 9423-3
IMAX 3 Piece Lidded Pumpkin Set - 4628-3
Southern Enterprises Autumn Foliage Tree Metal Wall Sculpture
ETA:This giveaway is for a $45 CSN Stores GC!
So,for your first entry in this giveaway, leave me a comment telling me how you like to (or would like to) decorate a console table. I'd especially love to see what you are doing for fall!
For a second entry, SHOW me your decorated console table or one that you’d like to have, by linking up below and then leaving another comment that you have linked up. You can find some awesome ones at CSN Stores!
Thirdly, If you are a follower or choose to become one please tell me so in a new comment.
Lastly, but not leastly, I need some help and will give you an extra entry if you can offer any!
I rediscovered this table in my storage area. A I am sorry for the terrible lighting, but that is basement living on a rainy day.
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It is at least 50 years old but I’m not sure how much older. It was professionally refinished once about 20 years ago and now is in horrible shape again. So, here is my question, really two questions. First, can anyone tell me anyone tell me anything about this table? Second, if it was yours would you paint it black or would that be a crime?
I can’t wait to see and hear your ideas! Tohank you in advance for any help! The linky and giveaway will be open til next Friday night.
Oh, if you want to pass the word on for me either via your blog or Facebook, leave a 5th comment telling me for a 5th chance to win!


Going to share the giveaway with some new friends @
New Friend Fridays

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92 comments:

  1. I'm pretty sure that's a gateleg table w/a drop leaf top. :o) I don't think the DP (Decorating Police) will haul you off if you paint the table black. Actually, I think it would look quite nice. :o) As for how I'd decorate the console...anyway that frees it from the dust is a good look for me. ;o)

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  2. I think it would look great in black, or you could put the work into re-staining it.. but black sounds good to my lazy self ;) I decorate my side table with yarn balls in an apothecary jar, and a festive runner. The colors of the balls change for seasons and holidays (or at least that was the plan)

    I can always use a new runner, CSN carries those, right?

    havenera at gmail dot com

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  3. I have a little table in my entry way that I refinished and painted black. I think it would be cute if you painted yours black. No point keeping it a certain way if you don't love it.

    I keep my table simple.. and have since added a pop of red with a daisy in a vase with sand. I am linking up with my photo!

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  4. I linked up! Like I said in the previous comment, I have since added a little clear vase with red sand in it and a red daisy stuck in to it. It's so perfect all together! I love it.

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  5. I say paint your table to your liking! You will feel good that you made it look so much better and will be able to enjoy it. I would definitely paint it black. Good Luck!

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  6. I would decorate a lovely console table with those first pumpkins you put on your blog. I love those! I would add some mossy sticks and leaves. Fall - lovely time of year!

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  7. I love a console table that's not too cluttered. Definitely need to have a candle or two on there! And some element of nature, whether it be dried or fresh flowers, sticks, etc. Would love a CSN gift to help my poor bare console table out!

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  8. I linked up above to a table from CSN that I love. I should, it's over $1,000!!

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  9. I'm now a follower of your blog! Yay!

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  10. And finally... about that table. I've recently come to the conclusion that it's better to paint something and actually use it and enjoy it, instead of letting something sit because either you're too concerned about painting something that was originally a natural wood finish, or you don't have time to sand, strip, refinish, stain, etc. I say throw some black paint on, distress the edges a little, and see how it turns out! Go for it!

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  11. love those pumpkin tins adorable i would put them on my want list!!

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  12. i would paint the gateway drop leaf table black and stress it will make a lovely table

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  13. I like seasonal displays and i always keep a grab-all dish of sweets there also. Oh! ....and a trailing pothos ivy.

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  14. I'm one of your current followers. :)

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  15. I am really into pumpkins and fall. I tend to leave my fall decor out as long as I can. Besides that I love glass stuff too. So mine would be covered with glass vases and fall decor and maybe something that smells good. Like fresh pie!

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  16. I love to decorate a little table and change the decor with each season. My little one gathers materials from outside for decorating.

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  17. My console is actually a vintage dresser that I rescued and painted block to hide the peeling veneer, and it's on your link party.

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  18. I love to use vignettes that surprise people with odd colors or combinations.

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  19. I've been a follower and regular stalker here for months! I need my Keen fixes!

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  20. Lastly, that baby would be glossy black in a heartbeat over here. I think that will really bring out the details and let the piece shine. At first glance, that honestly looks like a table from the 30's. My grandmother had a similar one.

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  21. I am definitely a follower!! And I would paint it black as well. It would look fabulous!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  22. Thank You for the invite to the party! I just linked up and am your newest follower!

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  23. I did a console table in monochromatic fall this year. I have never deocorated the inside of my house for fall until this year. And now I have gone crazy! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  24. I am a follower thank you for the invitation

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  25. The way I decorate changes year to year, this year I felt like pumpkins and leaves were calling me!

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  26. So glad you stopped by Friendly Friday! I'm following you back. :)

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  27. How do I decorate for fall? Apples! Lots and lots of apples! I especially like Macintosh, with just a few of them the whole house smells delicious!!

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  28. I added a linky from a CSN table I LOVE!!

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  29. GFC follower - feel free to follow me back! :)
    http://tnshadylady.blogspot.com

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  30. If that table is solid wood, it would be a shame to paint it! But if it's veneer and the veneer is starting to peel, paint may be the only thing that saves it. Good luck whatever you decide! :)

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  31. OHHHH! Thanks for the chance to win!! I love CSN---love their shoes and purses:) SO FUN! I like decorating with candles and fake leaves--or whatever is in season (flowers, pine branches/etc.). I like simple but full of color and detail!

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  32. TO DECORATE, I USUALLY USE FLOWERS. THEY MAKE EVERYTHING LOOK SO MUCH PRETTIER! kytah00@yahoo.com

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  33. WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THE Butler Artist's Originals Floral Console Table in Yellow - 5014196 CONSOLE TABLE THEY SELL kytah00@yahoo.com

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  34. FOLLOWING YOU ON GOOGLE FRIEND CONNECT AS "kytah00" kytah00@yahoo.com

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  35. SURE I WOULD PAINT IT BLACK IF THAT'S WHAT I REALLY WANTED. IT'S ABOUT WHAT YOU THINK- NOT WHAT EVERYONE ELSE THINKS =) HOPE THAT OFFERS SOME INSIGHT TO YOUR DILEMMA kytah00@yahoo.com

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  36. I would paint it and then add a glaze.
    annemolino at hotmail dot com

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  37. Yes I think I would choose to paint that table black. "quick fix" :)

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  38. I posted to FB!
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1579017172&v=wall&story_fbid=160043427348631

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  39. I personally am not a good decorator, never have been but fall is my favorite time. I love the colors of the leaves turning and the pumkins so I would decorate in oranges and browns. I love the table but I would have to have someone else finish it for me. You will do well!
    gmissycat@yahoo.com

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  40. Love the Guildmaster Shadow Box Coffee Table - 715502
    BEAUTIFUL! SKU #: DCZ1038
    gmissycat@yahoo.com

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  41. Congratulations, gmissycat
    You are now following Keen Inspirations GFC
    gmissycat@yahoo.com

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  42. Unfortunately I don't have roomfor an entry table :( so I decorate my entertainment center. My current obsession is putting gumballs inside a vase and using it as decor!

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  43. I added your giveaway to my blog
    http://ourthriftyideasbecomeone.blogspot.com/2010/09/we-all-want-free-stuff.html

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  44. I wold dfinitely paint it black. But if you are really worried, get it appraised before doing anything to it!
    We got some tables from my husband's grandparents and they weren't anything we would typically use. So we painted them and put new hardware on them, and now they are one of my favorite items. But you want to make sure you aren't taking away te value of the item before you paint!

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  45. Because we have honey oak furniture, I would decorate my console table with a big handmade wooden bowl (with the bark on the rim if I could) full of pears. Very autumn.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    --Liza

    ejm6x (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  46. I really want some console tables for behind my antique benches in my living room. I would like to use them for putting blankets(in a nice basket) at the bottom and some wooden carvings on top.
    chantalmulder@yahoo.com

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  47. I would decorate my table (and plan to) with some fall colored flowers, and some mini pumpkins. Can't wait til Christmas and I can cover it in my nutcrackers!!

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  48. I think your table would look good in black, just make sure to put on a thick acrylic coat though so the paint doesn't come up when you lift up an object that's been sitting there a few days. We have that problem here in Texas, even if we have the clear coat on, because the humidity never fully dries the paint, its always a little tacky, even on our molding on the walls. Horrible!!

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  49. I would decorate a console table with candles and roses. So Lovely.
    vanessamedinat@hotmail.com
    veronica_medina@codetel.com.do

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  50. I love gourds! I would totally put a great bowl full of gourds out, along with some candles. I have one of those lanterns you put candles in which would look great!
    jennyapalmer(at)gmail(dot)com

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  51. I usually decorate my tables with terrariums. Perhaps for fall I would add some orange accent pieces to each of them.

    serafinac (at) gmail (dot) com

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  52. I wish I had room for a console table. I would love to show off all the neat things my family has collected through 3 generations.

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  53. I would decorate with wicker pumpkins and orange candles.
    huffychic@gmail.com

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  54. I've decorated my foyer console table with family fall pictures (kids in the leaves, etc.) and some paper mache vintage-inspired pumpkin heads.

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  55. I have some decorative squash and a pumpkin candle with a patch of leaves circling it on mine right now.The cats won't leave it alone so I may have to move it.
    jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

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  56. http://www.csnstores.com/Butler-168090-BTL1094.html
    this one is like mine but much nicer,I got mine at a yard sale for 10 bucks and it looks a bit pitiful,its no antique.I believe it was made in the 60's so it's not that old
    jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

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  57. LOVE the pumpkins you featured! I would love to use them with real pumpkins on a console.

    lynsym at gmail dot com

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  58. I decorate with pumpkins and real leaves. I saw recently a wreath made of old book pages and music notes that I thought was divine and fall-like cut into leaf patterns.
    --Brandy
    fosterbrandy(at)msn(dot)com

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  59. I am not a huge holiday decorator, but I love keeping various picture frames, which I switch out season to season on my console. I also love putting big vases of fresh flowers which I usually switch out weekly. Nothing beats the smell of fresh flowers!! :)

    misscasey(at)woh(dot)rr(dot)com

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  60. I looooooooove thsi console table!! It has the modern look that you find throughout my home!!

    http://www.csnstores.com/Global-Views-9.90958-GXV1140.html

    misscasey(at)woh(dot)rr(dot)com

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  61. i'm a new blog follower! :)

    misscasey(at)woh(dot)rr(dot)com

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  62. i don't know anything about that table that you have pictured but i think it would look beautiful painted black!! i love redoing old furniture and bringing it back to life! :)

    misscasey(at)woh(dot)rr(dot)com

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  63. I like using little ceramic pumpkins and fall leaves on the table.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  64. gfc follower.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  65. My wife the quilts so I would put a quilted table runner on it.

    tahearn at roadrunner dot com

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  66. I always loved the little tree that my mom had and she would change the ornaments to match the season!
    erobison09@gmail.com

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  67. I follow on GFC
    erobison09@gmail.com

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  68. I decorate with candles/candle holders and pictures, usually.

    Also, I would not paint that table black. Wrong style

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  69. I would decorate with my kids pictures and some pretty fall decoration...so boring I know...

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  70. I don't have one, but I would decorate one with some vintage liquor bottles I have (the fancy crystal decanter type) and a small Tiffany lamp, and maybe one of those racks that holds six or eight highballs glasses!

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  71. And your table would look great with some milk paint--they have some great posts on using milk paint over at Design Sponge!

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  72. I have my great grandparent's console table. I do think I should change the decor to match the seasons more. Right now it has candles, a plant, and some birds on it. Thanks for the chance!

    mypatzer(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  73. I'm not too big into fall decor, but I do like mums, so I guess I'd go for one of those. Or maybe a nice round large pumpkin

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  74. I have some really cute halloween wood letter that spell out "BOO" and stuffed crow I'd like to put on my console table for the fall. My console table is in my front hall, and the kids use it to drop stuff on as they walk in the front door. So currently it is decorated with 4 water bottles, a dog leash and a Boy scout handbook. I guess we should clean today!

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  75. I follow on google friend connect
    ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

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  76. I would love to have a table in my entryway to decorate, and someday I will blog soliciting help with my awkward floor plan...but if I did have one I would want it to feature seasonal decorating--especially with one of those glass lamps you can fill with pretty things!

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