The I’m Not Sure What to Call This Piece Post

I hope you all had some enjoyable weather last week! We had some great 80’s temperatures with very low humidity, it was perfect weather! I started working on this buffet when my hubby left for Kentucky, it hadn’t sold unfinished so I thought I would pretty it up for someone to love. On a more personal note today is the first day of my husband’s new job! I’m very excited for him and I just know he will be so much happier with his new company… but I do miss him terribly and hope our house sells soon so I can join him in KY!

So for me it’s back to work for a while… when I bought this at auction I think they called it a buffet / sideboard, but it’s way too short for that… it is maple and very well built, I think it would make a great TV or game cabinet.

BEFORE

It had this metal edging that was missing on both sides and part of the top, a remnant from think…

The top itself was in pretty rough shape too…

I removed the remaining piece of metal trim and replaced it with a piece of wood molding. The wood molding was wider than the space I had to fill, but after installing it I just sanded it flush with the edge and now it looks perfect!

Vintage console cabinet painted custom blue chalk paint

I call this paint color “Mutt”… it is a mix of all of the custom colors I had small leftovers of, plus a healthy dose of Provence. Most of the colors were Annie Sloan but there were a few CeCe Caldwell colors in there too. It turned out to be a very lovely blue green…

Vintage console cabinet painted custom blue chalk paint

I just cleaned up the original hardware by soaking it overnight in ammonia and it turned out to have a very pretty brass finish

Vintage console cabinet painted custom blue chalk paint

The inside of the cabinet has shelves (the center one does too) and each section is separate from the other. Lots of great storage here!

Vintage console cabinet painted custom blue chalk paint

Even though I’m not sure what the original purpose of this cabinet was I love it’s size and simplicity.

Vintage console cabinet painted custom blue chalk paint

So what do you think of the transformation? I really like it so I am going to take it with me to Louisville in hopes of it working for us in our new sunroom! Any ideas as to what to call this piece? Console table maybe…

Thanks as always for stopping by!

Until next time…

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Posted on July 29, 2013, in Furniture refinishing and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. I think it is a console–Ballard calls a lot of their pieces that! I love that you called the color mutt! It is really pretty.

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  2. Lovely colour Susan, and I hope your husband enjoyed his new job 🙂

    A sideboard in the UK describes a low unit which has 2 or 3 cupboard doors, a console table just has long legs.

    What you have here is a standard size sideboard. In the UK most houses are very small. A typical house downstairs will have a kitchen, a dining room and a living room. To get more space, most people have to convert the garage. The average dining room & garages in new build houses are only about 8ft x 11ft, so just enough to hold a sideboard and a small dining table. For painting and storing furniture, its a nightmare!

    Now dreaming of more space…:) xx

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  3. Wow, I really like the colour! Visting from WOW! I’m #187 🙂
    Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

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  4. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.

    Console works for me! And this one is really pretty!

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  5. Well your mutt color is gorgeous! I’m featuring it in this week’s Power of Paint Party. Thanks for linking up.

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