As many of you know this past weekend we brought a little baby sheep to our farm. She requires a lot of attention & bottle feeding which has been welcomed, but none the less pretty time consuming. That being said projects & work at the farm was basically non existent this past weekend, but we did manage to start one little DIY project in our entryway that I thought I would share with you guys the progress we made on it because I’m quite proud that we did this with a diapered sheep at our feet. It all started when I bought some corbels at our shop the other day from my good friend Ali from Mustard Seed Beginnings who happens to be a lovely vendor in our shop, The Found Cottage...
This table & it’s concept are super simple & also the drive behind it was also super simple. We needed a table here in our front entryway & it had to be slim because of the spacing in this area of the house. It’s as simple as that. So, when I saw these corbels in the shop I knew they would be perfect for an entryway table. So with a sheep at our feet & some items that we had lying around the house along with our new corbels.. we built a lovely little entryway table that is the perfect addition to our farmhouse. When I say it was simple to make by the way, I mean it is simple…
First we measured out where we wanted the corbels to be based on how tall we wanted the table top to be. We then drilled long screws at an angle through the corbels directly into the wall using our trusty Ryobi drill l on the top and the bottom of the corbels so that they were super secure onto the wall. After they were secure on the wall we added a board to the top that I found in our basement that happened to be the perfect size & look we were going for.. how perfect is that? It was meant to be! We screwed the board onto the corbels from the top. For this project I wasn’t concerned with exposed screws or perfection. It’s a rustic entryway table & we all know I’m not about the perfection life. Though I wish I was sometimes, this table turned out perfect for us…
I quickly styled it by keeping the cubby that was there up & layering it with a lead glass window that I had. On top of the cubby I put part of my antique clock collection that I love dearly. I styled the table with a few cloches that I had from World Market, some corbels from Magnolia, & a bus that I got from my friend Angie who sells at our shop. I feel like once I take a few minutes I’ll change this space up a little with the decor [maybe even put covers on those switches… why is that not done yet?] but for now it’s just fine like this & I’m so thrilled to finally have a table in this space to gather all the things. Oh, and that door? That’s leaving soon… but more on that later. I think some big changes will come to this front living room this year yet & I’m so excited for all of that progress in our farmhouse renovations, but for now I’m happy with these little additions to our farmhouse that we are slowly making. What do you think of our DIY corbel entryway table? Do you like the alternative to a normal entryway table? I will be back soon when I get a chance to change up this space a little bit & really make it work for our family. Let me know what you think in the comments below, find me on Facebook, & chat with me on Instagram! xx
Fabulous. I have a pair of corbels so now I have an idea of what to do with them. Your sheep has a diaper?
I’m glad you said something about the door! I was worried about that!
It looks absolutely amazing! Thank you for sharing it with us.
Hi Liz, your home is lovely! I’ve been reading old posts, and can’t get enough. Thank you for sharing your heart. It’s obvious you’re a good and kind person, and you have so much to offer to others.
Suggestion for future post… you do a wonderful job of layering whites. Any recommendations for those of us dipping our toes in that water? How do you reconcile white with cream in throw pillows?
Many thanks to you for all you do!
We had a sheep in diapers at our house too this year! You may already know this, but if she is the only one you have you will definitely want to get another. They need at least one other sheep to feel comfortable. We originally started with one and she paced her cage and cried literally all day long if she wasn’t right next to us. Good luck!
Hi, Liz. Brilliant use of the corbel! An attached entryway table looks like a great idea, too. It gives more space on the floor and doesn’t look cluttered as well. Great job!