Tuesday, September 16, 2014

My First Mid Century Modern

Reloving vintage furniture has been a great joy to me for the past few years.  I've limited myself to classic chippendale, some early american and depression era furniture.  I came upon a mid century buffet a few weeks ago...and have long admired the transformations of others (especially Reeves @ The Weathered Door).  I decided to bring it home and give it a try.


A wonderful client spotted it when I posted this 'before' picture on my FB page and claimed it.  A few weeks later, and after some discussion, I sent her some of my own paint swatches....


Very professional looking swatches, wouldn't you agree!  Ha!  Anyway, it works for me and the folks that want a custom color....

Here is the finished piece....






I finished it with several coats of the General Finishes High Performance Satin Poly.  It leaves a lovely sheen without being to shiny!

I love the way it turned out....I know it's not everyone's style, but if you like straighter lines and are looking for the proverbial 'pop of color', this is a style and color for you!

Thanks for stopping by!

Robin

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    1. Thanks, Darrielle! It's a bright turquoise that seems to really work with this piece.

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  2. What a beautiful piece Robin! The hardware is a nice contrast.

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    1. Thanks, Kathy! I wanted to glam up the hardware with some gold, but the new family for this piece wanted to keep the original patina....So original patina it is! Glad you like it!

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  3. Lovely MCM piece! I find that the more I see these mid-century pieces, the more I like them. I bet your client loved this when it was done!

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    1. It took me awhile to warm up to MCM, but now I feel like a kid in a candy store! I just picked up another dresser yesterday with some cool hardware! And the technique for painting them is much more my style, because I paint with such a heavy hand. Distressing, chipping, etc doesn't come easily for me... Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting... :)

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    1. Thanks, Christina! You know Reeves isn't my only MCM inspiration! I have quite a few of your lovely pieces on my Pinterest board, too! :)

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  5. I love MCM pieces and this one is gorgeous! I bet you will do more. ... Featuring you at our party this week. Thanks so much for sharing!

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