Remember when I started to decorate for Fall but I ended up painting a piece of furniture instead? Well this is the piece of furniture I painted. I gave our Mid Century Modern console a makeover. This is actually the second makeover for our Mid Century Modern console, but who’s counting right? I found this gem at an estate sale and painted it to give it a more modern feel. I was happy with how it turned out. You can read more about our MCM console here.
I pulled the teal color from the area rug and painted the console Benjamin Moore’s Blue Spa in semi gloss. I really liked it. After a while (about a year) I realized I just didn’t like so much of it. The color of the console competed with the wall color. Big Daddy liked that it didn’t look old but he was never wild about the teal color.
When I told him I was thinking of painting the console again, he cut me off with an eye roll. When I “eyebrowed” him and finished saying that I was painting it white, he was totally on board. Below is the finished Mid Century Modern console makeover. Take a look:
I painted it the same color as the base of the coffee table that I showed you last week. You can catch up on the coffee table makeover here. The color is Benjamin Moore White Dove in semi gloss. The white color gave the MCM console a fresh look and brightened up the room. The legs are still the original wood color. I am not sure if I will paint them yet.
Once the console was painted and the top was protected with a couple of coats of polyurethane, I decorated it for Fall. It was really the only Fall decorating that I did before I realized I just wanted to do Halloween this year.
I added a natural toned table runner and rustic wood bowl for texture. I brought in the teal color with some pumpkins that I got from Michael’s last year.
I tied sprigs of seeded eucalyptus around the candles with jute twine. I added silver lanterns for shine. They were a little too small so I raised them up with old books that were missing the covers.
Dried peas and beans make an inexpensive vase filler. You can find them at the food store and they come in a variety of colors.
To make the centerpiece, I filled the bowl with seeded eucalyptus and added the pumpkins. Next I filled in the holes with vintage wooden bobbins and bleached pine cones.
Now back to our Mid Century Modern console. Here it is in its’ original state:
Makeover one – Benjamin Moore Blue Spa:
Makeover two – Benjamin White Dove:
The family room has changed a lot in the last couple of years. I am really happy with how it is coming along. What do you think?