Watch the upcycle from grandma to millennial. Every house has one of these Chippendale style pieces. There are a ton of end tables, coffee tables, and sofa tables that could use a transformation. This console is intriguing and begged for paint.
I knew the bat wing hardware was gone before I started to figure out the design. I found this on Pintrest. Thought the buyer and visitors would like to see time lapse photo essay of the process.
First things first
Remove hardware (yay! so NOT in love with bat wing handles) and plug holes; make and add paper clay molds. I had tried different designs and placements including decorative back plates for the new knobs. I removed them in favor of a more plain drawer front like the inspiration image.
I’m using shellac based primer for almost everything I paint. It provides great adhesion and stain bleed protection. Durability is a concern and using a tough primer, like shellac, helps to create a tough paint job. It’s so ugly!
Getting to the good part – Paint
Rushed to the Finish
After 2 coats of this pretty pale blue paint came the fun part. Each detail gets a hand-painted stroke of white craft paint. Black glaze follows for the shabby look. Lastly there are several applications of General Finishes HP Top Coat. The knobs received the same treatment.
See if she is still available by visiting the For Sale page.