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Wood Console Makeover

What always makes my work fun is the fact that I never work on the same piece twice. As soon as I complete my project, it heads to a new home. The blessing comes when I can see the derelict, the seemingly unloved, and the damaged come into my possession to receive a new lease on life. However, I don’t pretend to be a miracle worker, but only try to make things beautiful so they are loved again. Check out this wood console makeover about to happen.

Pine Console Before Makeover | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Can you see I have Lily’s approval? She’s such a sass and shows her indignation at our new puppy, Loula. haha. Although they are still at odds (because of Lily’s choosing) they are warming up to each other slow and steady. With that in mind, let’s look at this newly adopted console cabinet. It is made of pine with knots and all. Not only is it sturdy, but it also has Mid-Century Modern vibe to it with the lines.

Open Pine Wood Console | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

What to do with it? Well, my sander is itching to come out and play in the balmy 18-degree weather. ugh. At least the sun is shining this day!

DRESS IT UP

First, I use my wood filler to take care of all the dents and dings all over it. Additionally, someone also had the audacity to carve star shapes into the doors. Ah well…it’s nothing my sander can’t fix.

Sanding Wood Console Cabinet | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #furntiure #mcm

Then, after using a box of sanding discs to knock out all the damage, here is what I’m left with.

Sanded Pine Wood Console Cabinet | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #furniture #diy

While I could just topcoat it and call it new, I want to adda a bit more spunk with color. Next, I use this same color I have from my pine bench makeover HERE. It’s the darkest of greens and so rich.

Painting Wood Console Cabinet in Green | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #makeover #diy

Meanwhile, I use a lighter shade of green to paint the interior so when those doors are open it’s all happy times on the inside. Oh, and as soon as the paint cures, between and after two coats, I apply two coats of a matte poly topcoat.

Applying Poly Topcoat to Wood Console Cabinet | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #homedecor #midcentury

MODERN STYLING

Finally, here is my wood console makeover complete with a modern style. I’m so tickled with it!

A Mid-Century Modern Wood Console Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #furniture #modern #diy

Dark Green Wood Console Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #midcentury #modern

The green really makes that raw wood pop, while the knobs I painted in gold add the modern vibe I am after.

Corner View of Console Cabinet Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #makeover

Now for the inside…ta-da! So much better, right?

Painted Interior Wood Console Cabinet by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #furniture

Side View of Wood Console Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #modern #homedecor

Above it is one of my favorite #trashure finds I picked in the rain. Who would throw a hand-embroidered Tin Lizzie away? In any event, my wood console cabinet makeover is complete with a new story to tell. I could see this at the end of a bed storing books and blanket, or in an entry keeping hidden outerwear necessities. Likewise, it’s useful as a television console, but who needs a TV? {{wink, wink}}

If you’d like to make it part of your home, you can find it and more available in my online store.

Mid-Century Modern Entry Console by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #midcentury #modern

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Wood Console Makeover into Modern Style by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #furniture #diy #modern

Before you go, take a peek at my next challenge. Salad anyone? Come see the end result and tell me your favorite HERE.

Wooden Salad Bowls Before | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

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Comments

  1. Daphne Livingstone says

    Our household received a new puppy for Christmas also and I can relate to the mix of emotions. I swing constantly from “oh isn’t that cute” to “if you bite me again, I’m going to put you in time-out”. Marley has changed my routine DRASTICALLY. I’ve followed your makeovers for quite some time and you’ve never failed to inspire me. I’ve enjoyed the home remodeling, advice on brushes and tools, and particularly the encouraging outlook you have on faith and the importance of family. God bless you and “keep it coming”

    • Larissa says

      aww…YES!! It’s definitely a tug of cute vs. ornery. haha. Thanks so much for all the love, Daphne. I can always use a hug! 😀

  2. Shelley S says

    I’m so happy you left the doors unpainted! Very pretty.

    • Larissa says

      Yes, I adore wood, but the rest had wear that deemed paint necessary. Thank you, Shelley.

  3. Rebecca - NC says

    That green is my new favorite color!! 💕 As cat mom to two beasties, I can tell you, the older one has never forgiven me for getting her a sister… 🤣 But, I love them both and their wacky and wonderful personalities!! 😻😻 My husband used to warn me that I was in danger of becoming the “crazy cat lady!!” 🤪😍

    • Larissa says

      Mine too!! 😀 It’s so rick and deep.

      Haha!! My sister’s cat took a year to warm up to their dog, so I’m going to give it time. Here’s hoping!

    • Larissa says

      Thank you for the sweet words of encouragement, Janette. I had fun with this.

  4. Becki Eshelman Zingg says

    This is one of my favorites of recent projects you’ve done. I love the contrast between the paint and the wood and the way the grain pops!

    • Larissa says

      Thank you. I’ve had much on my plate and miss doing “normal” things…whatever that is for me. haha!

  5. Niki says

    Yes!!!! This one is a stunner for sure. Living in the remote plains of NE Montana things like this are hard to find. The raw wood on the doors is so pretty, and I really like the shades of green as well. I’m glad you are enjoying your fur babies.

    • Larissa says

      I bet! It can be feast or famine here, for sure. 😀 I was so happy that I could keep the doors grain in the raw. Thanks so much, Niki!

  6. Tricia says

    I love this piece! I’ve always loved the contrast of paint and wood (stained or not). I did a piece for my son in black with the wood contrast and it’s his favorite. Thank you for your inspiration.

    • Larissa says

      You and me both! 😀 It’s definitely one of my absolute favorite ways to finish a piece. Thanks so much for the smile! 😀

  7. Patti M says

    I love the color you chose for the console! So modern!

    The salad bowls that you show at the bottom of this post are exactly the same ones we received as a wedding gift in 1984 lol! I can’t wait to see what you do with them!

    • Larissa says

      Thanks!! I’m so happy you like it. haha! I love that you got them as a gift. They’re made to last! 😀

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