Do you ever find yourself wanting to venture off on a slightly-different-than-normal course? I typically am drawn to the shabby cottage chic, rustic french farmhouse, and Nordic styles, but every once in a while I like to change it up a bit and have a bit of fun. Much like I mentioned in my industrial desk post or like the custom Mid Century dresser I did for a client seen below.
Enter in this lovely console style Mid Century dresser…
|(sorry for the awful picture, but it had to be a quickie when I had a minute – that’s what happens when you have 5 children, a cat and a dog running around…ahem)
When I first saw this dresser, I was headed home with my kids in tow, and it was sitting curbside outside of a house that was being remodeled. Normally, I would have grabbed my son and jumped out of the truck to snatch it, but I was pregnant so no doing. Solution? Take all the drawers and cram them in, then head home to call hubby to pick up the remnant shell on his way home. SCORE!
I was drawn to the lines and geometric style. It just needed a little bit of love.
It’s not often I step outside the chalk paint “box” and use other types of paints, (since it’s my all-time favorite paint) but I knew this one would look glamorous with a coat of white to set off those funky drawers.
This was my first time using a sponge roller to apply the paint, rather than a brush. The rollers are supposed to give a nice stroke-free finish and it lived up to that with a little know-how. It went very well. So much so that I think I’ll try it again on another project. Have you ever used a roller instead of a brush?
Here’s how it came out…
I’m loving the contrast and makes me wish I had a house like the White House, with a different room for all the different eras I’d love to display. Wouldn’t you?
No pulls on the drawers, just smooth sleek lines and plenty of storage space.
It would be perfect at center stage in a modern setting or used as an entertainment console, don’t you think?
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