Welcome to the weekend, friends! What are your plans? I’m hoping to fit in some DIY time with the trusty glue gun, but if I had an entryway big enough in my apartment to take a side table like the above, then I would make it. I think it would be a fun piece to DIY: you could find an old table at home or from the flea market, then ask a carpenter to saw to size. Back at home, after sanding it down and applying a layer of primer, dive on in and paint it with your most colourful hue – the result would make for a really colourful welcome in the hallway. Of course, the super chic Merci bag is optional, but recommended…! Have a good one, folks.

Will Taylor

Will lives in NYC and is an interior design author and content creator. He's been blogging about his love of design, style and travel since 2009. His #MakeYouSmileStyle approach to decorating and dressing has inspired over one million Instagram uploads to the hashtag from followers across the world.


  1. I love the orange – so unexpected. This is also a great idea for a kid's desk in a small bedroom. Great way to save space and have fun!

  2. Such a clever idea for those skinny English entryways. It's always nice to have a table to set things on when coming or going!!! I'm gonna remember this and apply it when I have my own home. LOVE the bright pop of color!!!

  3. I do love this idea. I have often struggled with any furniture fitting in the hallways in London flats I have lived in, thanks x

  4. @Rachel – Hope you had a lovely weekend! xx

    @La Maison Boheme @meemers – So true!

    @two hippos @littletree @lemon @beancakes – Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Ah! This is a genius idea. It's simply a tragedy I was not the first to think of this 😉 I'll get over it in about 2 seconds….yep! I feel better.

  6. What a fantastic idea…my sister would love this too (perhaps we could each have a half of one table?) How did you get the table to adhere to the wall?

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Hey, I'm Will

Welcome to Bright.Bazaar, my make-you-smile style corner of the internet. I’ve been sharing my love of beautiful design, feel-good homes, everyday style, inspiring travel and, pretty much everything in between, since 2009. As well as working as a content creator, I write interior design books and edit a bi-weekly e-newsletter called Smile Mail. I live in New York City with my heartmate and can often be found listening to Madonna’s Confessions album and dreaming up my next home renovation project.