An Orangish Console

My dad was just asking me the if I have a hard time giving some of my clients’ pieces back that I really like.  At the time I said, no, but have since changed my mind since finishing this.  It’s going to make the perfect tv console…and I’m in need a tv console….

Here’s what it looked like before: big and green and…scrolly.

Yes, the hardware on the right is crooked :(  I didn’t notice it until I was uploading the photos and I wasn’t about to go retake them all!  The hardware got this treatment and looks worlds better than before.

Don’t you love these fabric covered letters from Anthropologie?

My client picked Sherwin Williams’ Emotional for the paint.  I never would’ve picked this color by looking at the swatch – it came off as too burnt orangish, but once I started spraying it I fell in love!

35 Responses to An Orangish Console

  1. Decor & Harmony @ 4290 08/23/11 at 12:28 pm #

    Wow now that’s a pop of color! I’m sure your client will love it.

  2. Allison@FabRehab 08/23/11 at 12:51 pm #

    I’m speechless….in a good way. It’s gorgeous!

  3. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. 08/23/11 at 1:37 pm #

    What a great color!

  4. Kim 08/23/11 at 2:26 pm #


  5. Amanda 08/23/11 at 3:44 pm #

    I love this! I’m using an old dresser that’s pretty similar as my TV console and it’s fantastic!

  6. Allison 08/23/11 at 4:31 pm #

    I love it, Natty! The color is fun and bold. You did an amazing transformation.

  7. Ali Richardson 08/23/11 at 5:34 pm #

    WOW!!! It’s just gorgeous! the gold hardware is perfection!!

  8. Sally Rae 08/23/11 at 7:02 pm #


  9. Apparently we think alike, I’ve been imagining a dresser just like this, and now you’ve given me the inspiration to do it. This is AMAZING!

  10. L.Duncan 08/23/11 at 7:31 pm #

    Gasp! It looks beautiful!

  11. iheartmesa 08/23/11 at 8:37 pm #

    Very cool, I am surprised with how much I like the color too! I kinda want to see it in its home now. ~Marily

  12. Ms.Cupcake 08/24/11 at 1:19 am #

    LOVE LOVE LOVE! Translates as a beautiful coral on my computer! Is that correct?

  13. Sarah 08/24/11 at 3:51 am #

    Oh wow…pure gorgeous! I’d love to have that too!

  14. •stephanie• 08/24/11 at 7:57 pm #

    this {almost} makes me like orange!
    your work is, as always, amazing.

  15. robyncal 08/25/11 at 1:01 am #

    just beautiful!!

  16. WhyCuzICan 08/26/11 at 3:03 am #

    What a pretty color for this piece. You aren’t afraid of color and it shows in LOVELY ways!

    Visiting from Miss Mustard Seed’s Linky Party tonight
    ~Suzanne from NW Illinois

  17. Kristin @ Chi-Chi Studio 08/26/11 at 3:03 am #

    I love the color! Great job…I’m glad I found your blog!

  18. oops! 08/26/11 at 3:38 am #

    I Love it! The bright color is eye catching for sure! I would love to see it in their home!

  19. barbara@hodge:podge 08/26/11 at 2:52 pm #

    Awesome. I have a similar console that I painted a gorgeous red!

  20. 08/26/11 at 5:23 pm #

    wow!!!! love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. Pamma 08/26/11 at 10:55 pm #

    You always do such a great job. That color looks great and yes, love those letters!

  22. Erin @ How to Nest for Less 09/02/11 at 12:25 pm #

    LOVE this! Definitely one of my favorites from your design portfolio. Simply stunning!!

    I featured you in my Favorites of the Week! Hope you can stop by!

  23. Erin @ His and Hers 09/03/11 at 12:51 pm #

    Love the color. I wish it would work somewhere in my house…that’s always my struggle with sticking to a “whole house color scheme.” I’m beginning to think flow is overrated… :)

  24. kpaints 09/06/11 at 2:19 am #

    Love this…everything about it….great color!

  25. Amanda 09/11/11 at 12:11 pm #

    What a great project! :) I’ve featured this post on Craft Gossip here:

    If you would like a “featured by” button, you can grab one here:

  26. Laurie Jones 09/16/11 at 3:49 am #

    I seriously love the color, I wish more people were brave with color I mean its only paint right!! This piece rocks girl!!

  27. youresomartha 10/14/11 at 4:29 pm #

    so pretty! that color looks gorgeous with the gold hardware.

  28. Lauren 02/28/12 at 7:50 pm #

    Wow! You did an amazing job on the desk! This will be on my “to do” list, it’s truly an inspiration

    You should post your before & after on, its a DIY inspiration site for sharing your creations!

  29. Vanessa 04/26/12 at 5:04 pm #

    I love this color! Great pop of color and I just love it. I will have to find something to try this color on. LOL Love looking around your lovely blog and I am a new follower. I would love for you to stop by Have a great weekend.


  30. salman santo 06/08/12 at 8:18 am #

    I love the chalkboard speech bubble and the single large letter monogram! kids wall decals

  31. Diana Allen 06/12/13 at 11:11 am #

    I noticed that you said you “sprayed” this piece. I have a small dresser that I was considering spray painting and am new at this. I would love you know your tips for this procedure. Thanks so much. Beautiful piece!!!

  32. tabi 07/25/13 at 3:13 pm #

    did you sand it down by hand? me and my husband saw a couple of pieces at the CCA that we would really like to renew a dresser that kind of looks like this too but it is oak with a gloss on it.

  33. Caress 03/02/14 at 2:52 am #

    Its like a “reborn” furniture, from the way it looks.


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