Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Royal Blue Sofa Console Table

 
One of my hobbies is finding furniture that has seen better days. Every once in awhile I'll go scouting at Goodwill, or a local thrift shop in there furniture section.
 
I picked up this dilapidated, and abandoned gem at Goodwill for a measly $27.06 {inc. tax}
 
 
My choice of space to paint? The laundry room...home to our black cat Buster. He wasn't sure at first, but once on board as my apprentice, he sat by my side and watched every single brush stroke.
 
Sophie also came to inspect.
 
 
Firstly, I looked through my stash of paints, and I have quite a selection. Home Depot and Lowe's have an unwanted paints section, usually right where they mix...and oftentimes I find something I like for a $1 or $2.
 
My brushes are the leftover ones in a pack from our household painting projects, so I have a stash of those too.
 
One day, I might try spraying...but for now I enjoy the therapy of painting by brush...I always sand lightly first and dust the crevices.
 
It took me two days to finish this console. On the day I bought it, I gave it a coat, then the following day I turned it upside down and gave it a coat...and then in the evening flipped it back around and did touch ups.
 
Here it is...
 
 
...and a close up. The basket is perfect for storing extra cushions.
 
 
Perfect in our parlor, where we like to sit and read.  
 
 
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2 comments:

sew sweet vintage said...

Love blue and your console makeover. Pinned onto my i <3 blue board. Following you on Facebook. Follow me too http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2013/02/be-fearless-arianna-huffington.html

Jann Olson said...

Hi Kiki, the console really turned out cute. I like the new color and it looks like the perfect fit for that spot. Thanks so much for sharing with Share Your Cup. Happy to be following you. If I may make a suggestion. I would move your followers closer to the top of your blog. I had a hard time finding them.
hugs,
Jann

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