Monday, July 25, 2011

Midcentury Modern Console

Thank you for your comments on my post "Yay or Neigh?".  You all had such great ideas that I can't wait to implement!  I can paint pretty pieces or buy a nice mirror, but it's hard for me to really "decorate" or put everything together so it looks good.  I can use all of the help I can get, so I really appreciated your comments.

Some of you commented on the console table in the post.  I've had this midcentury modern piece in my garage for a while.  I'm sure you've seen these on Craigslist or at garage sales.  I forgot to take a before pic, but this is basically what it looked like, although not nearly in as pristine condition:



I had originally hoped to strip and refinish the wood to something like this:



The wood was in terrible shape, so I had to paint it.  I couldn't decide on a color.  I've had this Martha Stewart Plumage in my garage waiting to be painted on an accent wall in my bedroom.  But, since that doesn't seem to be happening anytime soon, I decided to try it on the console and I like the way it turned out.  The cream color is an oops paint I picked up at Home Depot.  It's a ceiling paint, so it has a thicker consistency and seemed to leave more brushstrokes.  I'm not sure a ceiling paint is the way to go on furniture.  I finished the piece with a couple of coats of glossy spray-on polyacrylic.



I'm considering adding the gold drawer pulls in the inspiration picture.  What do you think?

Here's where I spent my weekend:
Sleeping in this:

We had a great time just being together as a family.  I hope you had a wonderful weekend too!

Linking here:
Today's Creative Blog, Sugar Bee Crafts, Not Just a Housewife, Reasons to Skip the Housework, Bella Before and After, Primitive and Proper, Home Stories of A to Z, Savvy Southern Style, DIY by Design, Tip Junkie, Type A Decorating, http://sistersstuff.blogspot.com/, The Thrifty Home, Domestically Speaking, Primp,
A Diamond in the Stuff, Restore Interiors, The Shabby Chic Cottage, Somewhat Simple, Beyond the Picket Fence, Fireflies and Jellybeans,My Simple Home Life,
Addicted 2 Decorating, Just a Girl, Remodelaholic, Miss Mustard Seed, Finding Fabulous, Tatertots and Jello, Under the Table and Dreaming, Thrifty Decor Chick, Coastal Charm, Junker Newbie

11 comments:

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

I always love a good camping trip! I always feel good after camping...it's a kind of relaxing that you just don't get on other vacations (c: And LOVE this dresser...I completely agree that you should add the gold pulls, it would be fantastic! Every dresser needs jewelry, right? (c:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

you already know i love that dresser! it is so gorgeous and i do think the pulls would be lovely jewelry for it!

Katie said...

LOVE this piece! I've been dying to get my hands on a dresser like this! Love what you did with yours too! I think it looks great without pulls, I like the sleekness of it. But I think it would look pretty awesome with the gold pulls too! It would look great with the blue!

Zoe said...

Dresser is gorgeous!! I think gold pulls would look good on it! Love your blog!

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

Gold-toned draw pulls would definitely add more interesting detail to a fabulous piece - great idea! Your camping setting looks idyllic!

hollyG said...

You read my mind - I was thinking that your credenza needs hardware. The hardware will really give it a nice look.

Megan said...

Gorgeous! I love the martha color, she never lets me down :) I think gold pulls would look awesome!

Petie@inspirednesting.com said...

Nice job! I'm starting to appreciate mid-century furniture more. I like the idea of the drawer pulls like the inspiration piece, maybe even silver, whatever goes best with your decor.

We're camping next week :) Looking forward to it.

Jacqueline said...

I love mid century furniture! You did a great job and gold rings would look great! I just got back from camping also.

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