I had a bunch of scrap 1×2’s left over from the wood suspended ceiling we did in the half bath.

Needing an entryway table, I decided to have a little fun with the look of the top of it.

I started on the top first, using a piece of OSB that was laying around in the garage and started laying out the 1×2’s in a pattern.  I painted and stained them before gluing them down.


I used a combination of rustoleum chalked paint in serenity blue and linen white and varathane stain in chocolate and weathered grey.  I tried for a gradient by mixing the colors to somewhat graduate from each color to the next smoothly.

For the legs, I drew inspiration from this table.  I really love the open feel it gives the bottom of the table.

I used leftover 2×2 cedar balusters for the legs.  We were a little worried that the cedar wouldn’t be heavy enough for legs but they turned out fine.


The legs and table trim are stained with a mix of weathered grey and chocolate with a bit of dry brushing on top.

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For the space, the table is pretty perfect…it might eventually move upstairs but for now, I love it greeting me when I come in the door!