Hey Good Lookin’

Well the shape of this console is good looking, but nothing else about the finish is! However my next door neighbor wanted it for her foyer as it was a PERFECT fit and great decoration storage!

BEFORE

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Below is my first attempt at painting this for her… she picked out the paint and color so what could possibly go wrong… right?

Well, I totally hated painting with this paint… not only did I have to prime it I had to paint 3 coats… chalk paint sure has spoiled me Smile

The final result was very clean, no distressing and gold highlights along the edges… a modern finish for this silhouette… I LOVED it… she obviously did not…

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So here is attempt number two (and the last I might add)… It is now painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (mix of Emperor’s Silk & Barcelona Orange)… I distressed it VERY lightly, waxed and buffed… this is what she was looking for!

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I did leave the gold accents on the table but muted them significantly with paint and steel wool. I think she is still questioning whether she likes the gold handles or not… but if not that is an easy spray paint fix…

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The sheen and feel of this console is fabulous! The color is now much more red, with just a tiny hint of coral…

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The piece itself has a great shape to it and is perfect for tight spaces because of its depth…

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I hope she likes this color for many years to come… because I won’t want to repaint it any time soon… Sarcastic smile

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I REALLY hate to repaint a piece I have already completed. I have rarely have a piece I have finished that I didn’t think turned out just the way I wanted it to… but that is the difference between painting something and selling it to someone who digs it and interpreting someone’s idea of what a piece should look like and finishing it to meet their expectations… I will admit that is the hardest part for me, but I love a good challenge!

Hope you’re digging my latest paint project!

Thanks for stopping by…

Until next time!

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(PS sorry if you received this post twice.. I accidently published it before it was complete)

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About Susan Sease

Hi, my name is Susan and I’m a furniture hoarder… whew, now that I have said that I feel so much better! Anyway, I started this whole furniture refinishing and blogging business in 2011 and I have LOVED every minute of it! It’s not “easy” by any means but it allows me to utilize my creative side and meet lots of wonderful people… it is seriously my dream occupation! I have been refinishing furniture for myself for over 20 years but never gave any thought to doing this for others until my kids had gotten to the point that they didn’t need me as much… sad but true! So now I’m a stay at home mom and wife who has decided that fixing up and painting furniture is so much more rewarding than vacuuming and grocery shopping… my house is never quite as clean as I would like for it to be and there is furniture everywhere… but I couldn’t be happier! I hope you can come along on this journey with me!

Posted on January 4, 2013, in Furniture and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 36 Comments.

  1. Oh Wow – she’s just gorgeous and looks so perfect against the gray and white back drop.
    You make me want to paint something red ( I never have – can you believe that – never once! )
    XOX

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  2. This is a beautiful piece, I love the lines and the color. Just a stunner

    Cynthia

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  3. Beautiful!!

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  4. Wow! What a change! Looks fantastic :)

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  5. I love both versions! I would have not have been happy to reprint either. Custom work is too stressful.

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  6. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.

    Totally digging this stunning color choice!

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  7. Yes… having carte blanche is always less stressful than trying to meet someone’s taste and expectations! You did an amazing job! I do love the second one better. :)

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  8. I think this is a wonderful look. I have used ASCP in the Emp.red…and love it…with dark wax what you did is happy,power red….and she should love the effort and color…

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  9. i too love the color and take2 was much better. However, i think the handles r too small and too puny looking-its not their color-but the size:)

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  10. The piece looks beautiful and what a transformation! The red is gorgeous but I agree, the handles are so tiny, perhaps they aren’t the right size. Great job!

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  11. That color is fabulous!!

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  12. wow! that looks fabulous in that color! seems like a real slim piece, too, or at least it photographs that way.

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  13. Totally would NOT want to repaint, but you did an amazing job, BOTH times – great job! :)

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  14. you did a great job… looks beautiful!

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  15. I love your blog! I just wanted to let you know that you have been nominated for a Liebster Award on my blog! You can check it out here: http://timanddory.wordpress.com/2013/01/08/the-liebster-award/

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  16. Love it! Have been looking for one of these!! Like the colors you chose!

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  17. What a difference! I love it. The gold accents totally make it. I have a dresser that I’ve been contemplating on for a quite a while as I didn’t know what to do with it, but I think you just inspired me…..a bold colour with some pretty gold trim! Thank you.

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  18. I’m a huge fan of ASCP, but I like the way you painted it at first! Go figure. At least she’s happy and you’re done. :)

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  19. beautiful,
    can you tell me if chalk paint can be used on paneling? I want to give my paneled living room an old barn look. I am very rustic lol

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