It’s no secret that I love mid century furniture. While I was out thrifting one day, I ran across a lonely mcm console table. It had beautiful lines and details, but the dated finish did nothing for it. So I brought it home with me to give it a makeover. Learn how I transformed this MCM console table with Reverie by Country Chic Paint.
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MCM Console Table in Reverie by Country Chic Paint
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Here’s the sad before picture. I knew that I could bring it back to life. Look at that hardware!! I had already primed the top with my favorite primer. Console tables are hardworking, so I wanted the top to be very durable.
By the way, my husband made me several of these rolling carts to paint furniture on. They’re made from furniture dollies and sheets of OSB. Furniture can be moved out of the way very easily with these. Plus, I can move them around to get all sides of a piece without having to crawl around on the floor. 😉
Originally, I was going to paint this piece black, but with all of my other pieces for my vendor booth at Sweet Clover being neutral, I wanted some color. So I painted this console table with Reverie by Country Chic Paint . This bold turquoise color is from their limited Spring/Summer 2018 line of paints (now discontinued – try Jitterbug for a similar look).
It’s impossible to capture the true color of it because it looks so different in different light. Even in person, it can look different depending on where you stand.
Reverie is not for the color shy! It’s a bright, happy color that is perfect for furniture that you want to get noticed!
I added several coats of Country Chic Clear Coat for the top coat and quickly realized to never apply top coats in humid weather again! To even it out a bit, I applied a thin coat of wax on top. Sometimes I add wax over top coats because I like the way wax feels on furniture.
I left the inside of this piece wood because I liked the contrast. Only the side doors open.
(If you’re ever painting a piece of furniture with magnetic latches and you need to remove the hardware, just remove the metal piece for the latch to avoid it being stuck shut forever.)
I love the way the hardware looks against the turquoise color.