It’s been crazy around here lately, with our boys’ bedroom being redone and I’ve been blessed to have a couple of custom orders to work on. So in total, I’ve done about 7 large pieces of furniture in less than 2 weeks. whew! I’m tuckered, but am happy that I am able. A custom order came about when a mom was looking to purchase this chest of drawers for her daughter. You can read all about that fun makeover here. She also requests a Mid Century modern chest for another daughter. Talk about night and day, eh?
So off I went to shop and because things were so crazy busy, I really said a silent prayer that I would find something local so that I didn’t have to search too much. I went to thrift store 5 minutes from my house and here is what I saw…
There it sat as snug as a bug in a rug, and my heart went pitter-pat. I ached because the matching credenza had just sold, and boy it was a beauty. Ah well, at least I found the chest of drawers that my client was looking for. She was super-excited and I was thankful for my answer to prayer. (breathes sigh of relief)
The classic lines of a Mid Century Modern pieces are just amazing to me. I’ve done several in my time, let’s take a peek at a few:
A curbside find (yes, CURBSIDE!!)
My thrifted Broyhill Brasilia sticker fun – you have to see the before!
Also, my unexpected thrifted pair found at Goodwill
As you can imagine, I have fun finding these gems and have done so many, but the one I’m working on now has a fun twist. Here’s what it looked like when I brought it home.
In great shape with only minor wear and solid as a rock with dove-tailed drawers and original pulls. Aren’t those carved top drawers spectacular? What a truly unique piece.
I honestly was cringing at the thought of painting such a beauty, but I’m tickled with my results too. Oh, and look what I found in the top drawer…
eep! How awesome are these hand-drawn charcoal prints?!! These will be perfect in my boys’ room makeover. Stay tuned!
So, what’s the fun aspect that the client requested? See for yourself.
My all-time favorite finish to the pieces is that white cabinet with dark wood drawers or vice versa. But, whoa…I LOVE that citron green color!! It’s a Benjamin Moore color, called Perennial.
A statement piece and so full of fun, don’t you think?
I had fun staging this piece with my collection of gilded frames and mirrors.
My client’s daughter also requests that the bottom interior of the drawers have a dark charcoal gray for a bit of party on the inside.
It’s fun to think outside the box and create unique pieces. No one can say this came from a box store. tsk.
If you’ve enjoyed this makeover, I invite you to pin and share. ♥