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.
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. 😉
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.)
This thing looks crazy cool to me. It’s pretty simple when you look at it straight on but then…
Surprise! The sides are so fun and funky. I think it perfectly compliments the original era of this piece.
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.
What do you think – is it funk-alicious?
I’m a sucker for retro pieces with a cool vibe.
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