A shabby chic console table can dress up a hall or the corner of a room. Add an embroidered table runner with some tatted or hand crocheted lace, a distressed brass vase, and some silk flowers for a charming statement.
Shabby Chic Defined
Shabby chic is the art of combining real or faux vintage furniture with carefully selected accents to create an atmosphere of comfort and good taste. Older furniture is often painted with several layers of paint, and then the layers wear, allowing colors from previous painting sessions to show through. Yard sales, flea markets and estate sales are good places to find genuine vintage pieces. You can create your own shabby chic pieces, however, by purchasing unfinished furniture in classic styles, such as a console table.
Console tables come in a variety of styles, but they have in common that they are a narrow table with storage underneath. Materials can range from sturdy barn wood or butcher block to elegant hardwoods milled into French curves. To create a shabby chic console table, paint an unfinished table in successive layers of different colored paint. Using sandpaper and paint remover, artfully remove patches of the paint in areas of the table that would normally receive wear, such as the corners and around drawer pulls. The layers will show through, giving the appearance of generations of use.
Decorating with Shabby Chic
One of the advantages of shabby chic is that you can combine a variety of styles into a room that is inviting and comfortable without excessive challenges to your budget. Look for pieces that appeal to you, that fulfill a need in your home, and incorporate them as needed. If it looks a little dented or distressed, it will have that belonged-to-grandma appeal. Dressed in similarly distressed accents, your shabby chic console table can become a conversation piece as well as a friendly greeting for visitors.
Decorative look for a shabby side table made out of white painted wood with ornate carvings on the top. The table has an additional shelf on the bottom, which gives it a bit more space for displaying curios and decorations.
A modern set of country style narrow end tables made in a variety of different colors. The end tables are made out of painted wood and all have one handy drawer, which allows for an easy access to keys and other items.
Pretty modern TV stands crafted of rubberwood with a finish in different pastel shades. A stand has a rectangular top, a drawer (with 2 metal knobs) underneath, 4 tall angular tapered slanted legs joined by 2 rectangular open shelves.
A charming stylish console table made of wood with a hand-applied distressed off-white finish. It has a rectangular top, a drawer with showy ornate metal hardware, a ledge, a wavy apron, 4 quite tall curved legs.
Bradbury-styled design for a vintage, old-fashioned console table made out of painted oak wood in a pastel blue color. The table has three tiers which allow for a lot of storage as well as display capacities.
Simple yet stylish design for a traditional entry table made out of oak wood with a white coat of paint and decorative carvings on the top. The table has a shelf beneath, which is perfect for additional display space.
Antique approach to an old-fashioned, French-style side table made out of exquisite mahogany wood. The table is decoratively carved with a unique front drawer made in a provincial style, providing a sophisticated appearance.
Minimalistic look for a vintage Montpellier-style side table made out of white-washed pine wood with a white coat of paint and a distressed top surface. The side table has three drawers for some additional storage.
Vintage design for a traditional console table made out of oak wood with a distressed coat of gray paint and an unpainted top surface with a rough finish, fitted with a storage wicker basket with a pillow underneath it.
Old-fashioned setting for a console table acting as an end table in a living room. The table is made out of oak wood with a distressed coat of khaki paint and is fitted with sweets containers with a ceramic deer head above.
Shabby chic take on an old-fashioned console table made out of black-painted oak wood with sophisticated carvings on the entire frame. The table is fitted with a grand mirror above it, which nicely complements the table.
An elegant stylish console table crafted of wood finished in grey. It has a rectangularish top with curved side edges, a drawer with a glass knob, ornate wavy aprons, tall curved angular paw legs adorned with vertical grooves.
An attractive antique style wooden console table finished in beiges with silvery undertones. It has a semi-oval top, carved posts, wavy aprons, 4 curved angular tapered legs. Three drawers and 2 shelved full door cabinets on sides have ornate pulls.
A cute stylish white wooden console table. It has a top with curved edges, wavy aprons, 4 curved angular legs adorned with grooves, figurative and floral carvings. A drawer (with a carved panel) is flanked by 2 small ones. Knobs are of dark metal.
A gorgeous antique style console table of solid wood with a distressed 2-tone finish. Its rectangular top is finished in mid brown shades. Simple aprons, 6 tall ornate angular tapered legs with marked feet and a curved bottom open shelf are white.
Embodying the warmth and cosiness of the shabby chic furniture, this white wooden console table with 3 drawers will create a charming accent in one's living room or bedroom. A nice spot to expose your valuables or hide bits and pieces.
This shabby chic console table with 2 drawers will be not only a stylish, but also a practical addition to any classic decor. Ideal to display a bouquet or a stylish vase, it also has the convenient kind of space for bits and pieces.
Antique design for a console table for living rooms with a frame made out of carved solid wood with decorative elements, painted with distressed beige paint and paired with a handy drawer on the front for storage.
French look for a shabby console table made out of solid wood with a white-washed finish and a distressed coat of gray paint. The frame of the table is fitted with decorative engravings, giving it a classy element.
With its ornamental design, this shabby chic console table will add refinement to any kind of space. An eye-catching accent a convenient spot for a vase, photo or your bits and pieces.
Ideal to add your decor a gentle, shabby chic appeal, this console table embodies the charm and warmth of the best French cottage furniture. It corresponds perfectly to the hanging cupboard.
Enchanting with its snowy white, gently curved silhouette and ornate accents, such as i.e. drawer pulls, this intricate console table constitutes a perfect shabby chic decor proposition.
A pretty stylish console table of wood with a whitewashed finish in beiges. It has a rectangular top, simple aprons, 2 drawers with small black metal knobs. Tall turned legs, adorned with collars and grooves, are joined by a rectangular open shelf.
A chic stylish console table of solid wood with a worn finish. A rectangular top is in mid browns. Aprons, drawers panels (a central has a knob, 2 side ones - pendant C-pulls of black metal), angular tapered legs and a rectangular shelf are white.
An aesthetic stylish console table made of wood with a white finish. It has a rectangular top with ornate edges, wavy aprons, a central drawer flanked by smaller ones (they have black knobs), tall angular tapered legs with marked feet.
A minimalistic approach to a traditional console table, made out of solid wood with a white coat of paint. The console table has a set of four handy drawers on the front and an additional shelf on the bottom for storage.
Vintage design for a simple yet stylish console table for a living room. The console table is made out of solid wood with a pastel coat of distressed gray paint and has decorative engravings on the front and the legs.
Simple yet stylish approach to a minimalistic console table made out of oak wood with a white coat of paint. The table has two drawers for storage and is decorated with a ceramic planter and a cute, tiny table clock.
Antique design for a sophisticated console table made out of walnut wood with a dark tint and a high polish, shiny finish. The table has a couple of tiny drawers, which provide a handy storage for keys and documents.
An aesthetic vintage shabby chic style console table of wood with a bit aged off-white finish. It has a rectangular top in mid browns. Wavy aprons with a heart slot, 2 drawers with black metal pendant handles, curved angular tapered legs are white.
A tasteful vintage French shabby chic console table crafted of wood with an aged off-white finish. It has a rectangularish top with curved side edges, curved beautifully carved aprons, tall curved angular tapered paw legs with floral carvings.
Designed to delight, this console table constitutes a perfect proposition for all, who want to add some shabby chic charm and elegance to their interiors. It features 3 storage drawers, opened with intricate, ornate drawer pulls.
Embodying the shabby chic spirit, this black console sofa table enchants with its curved, annular legs and beautiful, rich wooden finish. Ideal spot to display a flower vase or your favorite photos.
Enchanting with its ornately curved silhouette and wooden carving, this console table will be a great shabby chic accent to any living room or hallway decor. It features also an impressive storage space, divided between two shelves and two drawers.
A beautiful a bit shabby French style vintage console table of solid wood. A rectangularish top with curved edges is finished in beautiful mid browns. Curved aprons, drawers with small knobs, tall quite thick curved angular legs are white.
A pretty stylish console table (with 3 legs) made of solid wood with a bit worn finish. Its semi-round top, a curved angular front leg and a shelf rim are white. An apron, a semi-round shelf top and 2 side legs are grey.
Vintage design for a classy console table for living rooms, made out of wrought iron frame with a white coat of distressed paint. The top surface of the table is made out of solid wood with a weathered coat of identical paint.
A simple yet stylish console table for living rooms, made out of solid wood with a white coat of paint and a white-washed top surface. The console table has an additional drawer on the front, providing some handy storage.
French approach to a country-style console table made out of oak wood with a highly distressed coat of white paint. The table has three drawer son top as well as a handy shelf on the bottom, which gives it some additional storage.
Shabby design for a chic console table made out of solid wood with a white coat of distressed paint on the frame and an unpainted top, crafted out of walnut wood, paired with four drawers and a shelf on the bottom for storage.
This beautiful console table shall attract all shabby chic or cottage decors' lovers, delighting with its gentle adornments. White base smoothly corresponds to the bright, natural, sanded wood on the top.
This narrow 3 drawer console table constitutes a great example of the shabby chic design. Smooth silhouette with gentle curves and volutes and quite an impressive space to store.
A charming shabby chic vintage console table made of solid wood with a worn light blue finish. It has a hexagonal top with rounded corners and curved bevelled edges. It features 6 upright sleek turned collared legs joined by simple stretchers.
A stunning shabby chic vintage console table of gilt mahogany wood. Its 4 tall S-shaped tapered legs, an X-stretcher, a showy apron feature curved lines and beautiful floral carvings. A semi-ovalish top with curved edges is of marble in blue shades.
Old-fashioned take on a French-styled, country console table made out of solid wood with a white-washed finish and a distressed coat of white paint. The console table has a handy drawer on the front and a shelf below.
Shabby chic design for a small console table made out of light-tinted birch wood with an unfinished, unpainted look. The console table has a drawer on the front for storage as well as an additional shelf on the bottom.
A vintage-looking organizer shelf for living rooms, with a frame made out of solid wood with a beige coat of paint and an unpainted top. The organizer has two tiers of shelves, providing a plenty of room for display.
Finished in celadon blue, this shabby chic console table will be a great addition to any traditional decor. It delights with its ornamental tooling and lovely drawer knobs. Solid wooden construction withstood smoothly the test of time.
This beautiful console table constitutes a smooth shabby chic proposition for all, who like the distinguished appeal of English or French cottage homes. Beautifully carved silhouette delights with the detailed handcrafting.
Embodying the charm and warmth of the shabby chic furniture, this Hampshire console table will embellish any classic interior. Solid wooden construction will provide stability and durability for years.