Midcentury Makeover with a Surprise


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We were lucky enough to get almost all the way through winter without either of the boys getting sick- until this week.  Thankfully it’s just a cold and a nasty cough (confirmed by the doctor), but my little guy has been so miserable!  I really hope he’s up and playing again soon.  🙁  During the boys’ naps and at night, I’ve been giving this midcentury cabinet a makeover (or is it a console? I wasn’t quite sure what to call it) that my mom picked up for me at Goodwill a couple weeks ago.

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First I painted the whole thing with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Graphite.  Since it’s been absolutely freezing this winter, I’ve had a makeshift painting studio in the living room.  My husband loves it.   😉

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I loved the gold on the hardware and the feet and I wanted to accent it a little more.  So I used metallic gold craft paint (the same one I used for the Pretty in Paisley tables) and stenciled this funky square print on both of the sides.  (Stencil is from the Folk Art brand by Plaid- I bought it online.)

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This thing looks crazy cool to me.  It’s pretty simple when you look at it straight on but then…

Midcentury Makeover with a Funky Surprise.  girlinthegarage.net

Surprise!  The sides are so fun and funky.  I think it perfectly compliments the original era of this piece.

Midcentury Makeover with a Funky Surprise.  girlinthegarage.net

I also added some gold paint across the top of what I call the “crown” for more visual interest (see below).  I sealed the whole piece with Annie Sloan clear wax.

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What do you think – is it funk-alicious?

I’m a sucker for retro pieces with a cool vibe.

Jen

Awesome related posts:

* Review and Tips for Using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

*  “Retro Fabulous” Table Makeover

* The Repurposed Wardrobe {9 Upcycled Projects for Your Closet}


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16 Comments on Midcentury Makeover with a Surprise

  1. Beth
    February 28, 2014 at 2:08 pm (3 years ago)

    I adore it! Talk about taking it up a notch! Thank you for the inspiration!

    Reply
  2. Kerry smith
    February 28, 2014 at 5:26 pm (3 years ago)

    Most people probably would have thrown it out. Good eye!! I love that you didn’t! It looks really good. Kerry

    Reply
  3. Susan
    February 28, 2014 at 6:27 pm (3 years ago)

    Wow!!! I love the gold. It makes it pop!! I love your work.

    Reply
  4. Mrs . g
    February 28, 2014 at 7:05 pm (3 years ago)

    i think it looks totally gorgeous!!!!

    Reply
  5. Patticat
    February 28, 2014 at 11:56 pm (3 years ago)

    I loved this project. I would never have dreamed a sorry looking piece like that would turn out so delicious. As someone already stated…you (or your Mom) have a really good eye. I would have passed it by. You’ve inspired me to stop and “really look” at those sad little pieces at the flea market

    Reply
  6. Judy Cholfe
    March 1, 2014 at 12:26 pm (3 years ago)

    To quote your own words…..it truly is “FUNK-ALICIOUS” !!!!!! It looks amazing……Great job!!!

    Reply
  7. Beth
    March 6, 2014 at 9:52 pm (3 years ago)

    So cute! Love how you got creative w/the stencil and colors!

    Reply
    • Jen
      March 30, 2014 at 11:41 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks so much Erica! 🙂

      Reply
  8. Ingrid
    May 5, 2014 at 3:47 pm (3 years ago)

    I love it! Was this laminate, or a real wood veneer?

    Reply
    • Jen
      May 7, 2014 at 10:13 pm (3 years ago)

      Thank you Ingrid! I don’t think it’s real wood at all, the cabinet is so lightweight I can easily pick it up myself and carry it around.

      Reply

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