Kathy from The Salvaged Boutique gave this outdated console cabinet a much-needed makeover with a custom mix of Vanilla Frosting and Fresh Mustard!
While shopping at a local consignment shop, one of the owners of the store pointed out this console cabinet and we both agreed it was a handsome piece, but a little color would make it more modern.
My sister, Karen (the other half of our guest blogger team) knows I have been fond of pieces of furniture painted in a rich mustard color; I've been gawking over a few Pinterest images for a while now.
So when I saw Country Chic Paint had a color called Fresh Mustard, I had to order it.
This console cabinet with it's Mediterranean style and carved floral front was just calling for a bright color. I started by applying one coat of straight Fresh Mustard.
This was a good base for my next step: Color mixing. I wanted a more creamy texture so I mixed about 2/3 Fresh Mustard with 1/3 Vanilla Frosting (a soft ivory).
Country Chic Paint recently published a video about color mixing. Click here to watch Country Chic Paint owner, Rosanne, explains the difference between shades, tints and tones.
I applied two coats of the mixture with a paint brush. Sometimes we'll use foam brushes for a smoother finish, but I knew I would eventually be using a dark wax so I used the paint brush. This allows the dark wax to settle into the brush strokes which in turns adds character to a painted piece.
Before the dark wax, I applied a coat of clear wax and buffed that out a bit. I lightly applied the dark wax making sure not to apply too much and then I buffed that out as well.
I chose to keep the inside of the cabinet in the original walnut toned wood.
This is a narrow, long cabinet with two doors and plenty of storage inside; ideal as a bar or to use as an entryway console table.
We took this console cabinet to our first appearance as vendors at The Cleveland Flea and I am happy to say that it SOLD!
I'm looking forward to my next CCP project already.
We are Kathy and Karen, sisters who are passionate about vintage goods, interior design, home décor, thrifting, picking, upcycling and refurbishing. We love to make old things new again. We have dreamed for years about opening our own studio and storefront, and we are starting to see that dream come true! Follow our creative journey of resurrecting items and building a business from scratch.