January 23, 2013

Gold Dipped TV Console

I'm participating in the
inspired by THIS picture from Vogue!

Have you ever gone back and looked at pictures of your home and thought, "What was I thinking?!" I do that all the time. It's probably because I change things around so much that I don't ever remember what it used to look like. For example, I posted this photo of my Living Room Progress several months ago, and it looks like a completely different house. The light colored dining room! The mantle! The TV stand!


Last January (I'm slow with projects), I bought this at an auction for a song. I hated the original paint color, although it's typical French Provincial style, Nick liked it. He affectionately nicknamed the color "banana pudding". Since I hate both the actual desert and the metaphor, I painted it primer white while I debated on what else to do with it. It sat like that for almost a year. I decided that the white had really grown on me, so I decided to stick with that...but with a little twist. Here is the dresser BEFORE:


And AFTER:


I painted it a sleek semi-gloss white, and then I taped off the bottom and legs and gave them several coats of Martha Stewart paint in Vintage Gold.





I added an IKEA orchid and a Target emerald decanter to better match my DIY Malachite Tray.



I love that in some lights, it looks like a deep, warm gold...and in other light, it looks light and bright.


I'm working on an eclectic gallery wall to surround the TV, but for now, one of my abstract paintings sits all by its lonely self in a rubb-n-buff frame.


I think I'm in love...and I'm also in love with the graphic black and whites as well as the vibrant pops of color that keep showing up in the living room!



Who knows, though...maybe in a few months I'll look back on this picture and think, "WHAT WAS I THINKING?!" Here's hoping.
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53 comments :

  1. Amazing! I never would have thought to dip the legs.

    Angela

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  2. LOVE the look of this! I may have to steal this idea :)

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  3. I LOVE this!! So Chic!! The gold dipped legs are fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing & for linking up to the "thrift it" party!!

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    1. Thank you, Tonya! I love the idea of the Thrift It party!

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  4. This is so cool! It's a new take on the dipped look and make this piece look elegantly updated. Love it!

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    1. Ever think of framing out your plasma tv. If your good with a jigsaw you can make any shape you want. We jst made a box out of strips of wood, attached the thickest crown moulding to the box, cut out where the buttons on the tv are, painted it used a few L bracets and slid it over the tv. Like a huge chunky picture frame

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  5. Oh my, I LOVE this!! You did a fantasic job. :)

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  6. I noticed this piece in the pictures of your New Year's Eve Party. I was wondering where you had it and why I never noticed it before. I love it, you did a really nice job!

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    1. Good eye, Sherri! Thank you so much!

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  7. LOVE your TV console. It looks amazing!! Well done.

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  8. I'm in love with this!!! You did such a great job girl!! xx Liz Marie Ummm please link this up at the linky party today so I can feature you! haha xx

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  9. Thanks, Liz! You are so sweet. Haha, I was waiting for your link party to go live...I shared it last night! :) Thanks for hosting, as always!

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  10. I love this idea! Such a great way to add a touch of class to a piece of furniture. It looks beautiful!

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  11. What a beautiful idea! I love the gold dipped bottom. I may be borrowing that someday!

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  12. Holy cow - it's gorgeous!! Those cold accents?! I love it. I can't believe you thought of something like that - I wouldn't have had that type of vision. Seriously - it looks amazing. The whole space does.

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  13. What a great idea! The gold dipped look gives it a custom feel- totally worth a year! I stared at my kitchen hutch for two years before I painted it green! I'm kind of a furniture painting junkie. I'm actually on the lookout for a piece like that for our tv room as well!

    Xx
    Suzanne @ www.smallchangesbigimprovements.com

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  15. Beautiful.....that piece give me life girl.....

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  16. What a great spin on a classic look - I love it! It really works in that space too - fits in with the modern touches you have in there. Very clever!

    Thanks so much for linking up to my January party - your blog is just lovely!

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  18. I would have NEVER thought of dipping the whole bottom of the console (I would have totally been boring and just dipped the legs)....it looks so fantastic though! Love it.

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    1. Thanks, Kelly! When I saw the picture from Vogue, I knew it would be perfect for this piece!

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  19. Wow, just when I was thinking there was no new way to paint one of these dressers, you came in with such an amazing new take! I H.E.A.R.T this dresser!

    BTW, I don't think your going to regret this later, and I'm not saying that just because I've gold dipped almost everyone of my projects the last couple of months in some way. :D

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    1. Thanks so much! I love it too. I hope I don't regret it! You can never have enough gold! :)

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  20. Oh my goodness your house is so gorgeous! The dresser looks so great, white and gold is my all time favorite color combination :)

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  21. Here from the YHL forums- Hello! Beautiful blog. LOVE your gold dipped console, stunning.

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  22. Oh, I love this! And your whole room is beautiful. I now want to see the rest of your home!

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  23. It does look great ! Such a unique look ! Thanks for sharing this !

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  24. WOW!!!! So lovely this is amazing :)

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  25. Ohh la la!! So pretty, love the gold dipped look!!
    You've done a great job :)

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  26. This is so gorgeous! A new twist on an old favorite. Like MMS, I can't get enough of a good French Provincial dresser either. I would love for you to share it at Redoux! I am so enamored of the gold dipped bottom!

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  27. It is so beautiful. I love the gold dipped look.

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  28. Excellent ideas! I really like those pictures that you have posted here.Thanks for this!

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  29. I love this so much that I might need to do the same in my guest room!
    -Steph (twozeroone.ca)

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  30. I'm here from the YHL forums. I just love this project so much. Thank you for sharing it!!

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    1. Hi Kristy! Welcome :) Thanks so much!

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  31. Curious. Did you paint or spray paint the hardware?

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    1. I painted it with a foam brush! I'll never be able to remove the hardware now, since I painted it while it was still on the piece in an effort to save time, haha!

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  32. I LOVE this!! gorgeous!! Where did you get those black and white pillows?

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    1. Thanks! :) I actually got them at Lowe's, of all places! They are Allen Roth, and they were on clearance for $2 each. Sadly, they don't have them anymore :(

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