I found this little beauty at a thrift store. It’s a vintage mahogany library stair end table from about the 1950’s (They are also called a stair step table.). I assume they are called that because they look like a set of stairs in the library. I simply love them for not only their practicality, but how pretty they are. This one has a leather top that is in such great condition! End tables like this are so well made, and so sturdy! I have to buy them whenever I find them because they are just too good to pass up!
This one has a bit of a french colonial feel to it with the curved edged and legs. It’s the perfect size for next to my couch and I love that there is a spot for some gorgeous vintage books and in the next picture you’ll see it has a cute little drawer too. I am really torn on weather or not to paint this. The wood is in such great shape, but the mahogany wood feels so heavy and dark with everything in my room.
I was thinking that if I did paint it, a distressed vintagey green might be really nice with some artwork on the side. I think for now I am going to keep the vintage mahogany library stair end table as wood. I know the wood purists out there are yelling at me right now not to touch it, and I hear you….for now. Painting these are kind of a pain because of all of the nooks and crannies to paint. And I do love the wood look and how clean it is. I don’t mind a mix of painted and wood in my home. See how I painted our buffet here.