Thursday, September 12, 2013

Styling my Own Painted Furniture, Part Dos

Last time I shared my "ocean blues" dresser and the items I would put with it if it were mine ("styling my own painted furniture")  I had a huge response and it became my most viewed post ever! I was honored to have it featured at the shabby creak cottage, and am amazed by how many times its been pinned and re-pinned on pinterest. You guys rock!

So naturally I thought, "that was fun, lets do it again."
 Only this time with a console/cabinet.

 I used two different shades of blue like last time, however instead of layering them, I used them side by side.

This is a great piece for an entry way. It fits in smaller spaces while still having room for storage behind the door.

I really like the original hardware so it stayed just how I found it.

I distressed it a lot and used a dark wax for the finish.

Now if I wasn't selling this, and I put it in an entry way, this is how I might decorate with it:

1. Nate Berkus Dipped Bowl, Target. Great catch-all for keys and mail.

2. ZigZag Rug in Grey, Urban Outfiitters

3. Hand painted Lamp with Script Drum Shade, Refound Vintage

4. Large Round "Montclaire" Mirror, One Kings Lane

5. Natural Decorations, Inc. Faux Lilac Arrangement, Joss and Main 
(real flowers would be even better!)

I think "styling my own painted furniture" will be a regular around here :)

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  1. Well you've done it again Shannon!!!
    I see lots of features in your future on this one too!!!
    Just gorgeous ( and congratulations on all the recognition of the first one - soooo deserved )

  2. Loving your technique on this! It could have just been painted blue but you took it to an amazing level. Awesome! Thank you so much for linking up to Get Your DIY on this week. Next week is Fall Themed Wreaths, I hope you'll join us again!

    Mandy @ The Hankful House Blog

  3. Love those blues! So pretty. May I ask what shades/brands you used?? Thanks!

    1. Thank you Beth! They are both "oops" paints - valspar paint and primer in one.. I'll check if the exact color is on the cans :) I used annie sloan dark wax over top also