Guest Post: The Golden Sycamore

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Hi guys! Today I wanted to show off one of my blogger friends to you. I rarely have guest bloggers
here on my blog, but once in a while it’s nice to show off some of my favorite blogs so that
you can discover some new reads. Today I’m introducing you to Allison from
The Golden Sycamore. This girl has so much talent in making furniture beautiful & an eye
for all things lovely in her home. I seriously am in awe every time I go to her blog.
Enough of my thoughts on Allison, here is a post she wrote for Liz Marie Blog… Enjoy!

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First of all I want to give a big thank you to Liz for letting me share my post
with her readers! I’ve been a fan for a while now and am so excited she’s
given me the opportunity to share this project with you all!

As I mentioned a few weeks ago on my blog, I’m really into the industrial look right now.
I seriously can’t get enough of it! While I was playing around online the other day
showing my husband all these cool industrial tables, he got an idea in his head.
Why not build one ourselves? One thing led to another and now we have our own
custom industrial end table for our living room!


Here’s a picture of our inspiration table. We loved it, but at $695,
we thought why not just try to build it ourselves and see what we could come up with.

308 Vintage Industrial Shelf111


We are SO pleased with the result! Although this was no cheap DIY (it cost nearly $300),
it was definitely less expensive than buying the original table,
we got to do a fun project together, and it is custom made just for us!



I cut out numbers on my Silhouette Cameo, traced them,
and then colored them in with metallic craft paint.
When the paint was dry, I distressed them to give a more aged look
to keep in line with the rest of the piece.



We didn’t end up using casters because we couldn’t find any that we loved and we really
liked the look without them once we put it all together.


I’ll go into more detail in my tutorial (coming soon!), but we used
IKEA’s NUMERAR oak butcher block and distressed
galvanized plumbing supplies to get the look of the inspiration table.


Now we have the perfect end table for our living room.
It has special meaning to us and is the perfect size
since we got to build it to our own specifications.


Thanks for taking a peek at my new end table! Like I said,
I’ll be sharing more details on how we built it on my blog soon! Hope you check it out!


Hope you guys enjoyed this post from Allison! Be sure to check her blog out
& leave her some love. Or head on over to her facebook page {here} & let her know
you are visiting from Liz Marie Blog! I hope you all had a great weekend & I would love
to hear about some of your favorite blogs! So leave your favorite blogs {or your blog}
in the comments below or {here} on the facebook page.


  1. Thanks so much for having me, Liz! I’m so honored to be here! :)

  2. Great job Allison!! Love the table and the pictures are gorgeous.

  3. Wow, that industrial table is seriously amazing! Thanks for sharing it with us!

    ~Abby =)

  4. awesome!! thanks for sharing this.. i loveeee your work :) inspire me A LOT :)

  5. I LOVE it!!! I think it turned out better than the inspiration photo. I’m not a huge fan of casters. Love it!

  6. How lovely to see Allison’s post here . Happy Monday wishes, xo

  7. I agree….Allison is super-talented. Love the table and love all her projects!


  8. I love this DIY!! I actually like hers better than the inspiration. Casters are great but on a wood floor, I would be worried about it rolling around too much. Love her blog too, thanks for sharing!!!

    • You are so welcome! I’m so happy to introduce her to everyone.. she is one of my favorite blogs to visit. Thanks for stopping by and leaving her some love!

  9. Love, love, love this!!

  10. love the way this looks!!! great idea! umm, is that a bagel in that basket under the table? :)

  11. What a fantastic table! Love it! Life to the full, Melissa

  12. I LOVE Allison’s table – she has really great style! PINNING!


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