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.
One of the custom items we are selling regularly now in my shop, is our farmhouse style storage trunk. (aka Pottery Barn Knock-Off) We actually just received another order and are working on it this week. God is good.
The other 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 had another daughter that needed some furniture, but had a completely different taste, more along the lines of Mid Century Modern. 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:
My curbside find (yes, CURBSIDE!!)
My thrifted Broyhill Brasilia sticker fun – you have to see the before!
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 orignal 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 requested that the bottom interior of the drawers be painted in 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. ♥
Come check out my other thrifted makeovers: