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About a year and a half ago I sold my beloved scrolled console tables to my sister-in-law to flank her family room fireplace. What was sitting there before? Two of these aqua blue beauties…
Since my sister-in-law no longer needed them, she decided to gift them to my sister, Megan, and of course I was asked to help give them a little makeover. My sister wanted something brown to go with her décor so we bought some Rustoleum espresso spray paint.
First I taped off the front of the glass doors using painter’s tape. Then I took it outside and gave it two coats of spray paint (we used about 4 cans total for the two consoles). We didn’t tape off the inside (or even paint the inside for that matter) because my sister wanted to do something fun behind the glass doors.
We bought one extra curtain panel to go on the inside. To make it work, I actually cut a piece of cardboard from old diaper boxes to fit the size of the door. Then I wrapped it in the curtain and hot glued it into place. Pretty smart, huh?
And here’s what the console looks like today…
To be completely honest with you, the inside ain’t the prettiest set up, but she barely opens the doors and it looks pretty stunning from the outside. And this project only cost us the spray paint and one extra curtain panel from TJ Maxx so it was a big win in our book…. probably total under $30 for both consoles.
PS. The paint is holding up great. She has 2 boys under the age of 4 who are always driving their trucks and trains all over these tables. We painted these about 5 months ago and no issues so far (including the hot glued backing!).
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Did you sand or prime first? My fingers are crossed that you say “nope!” I have been putting off doing anything to my guest bedroom furniture bc I just don’t want something that involved. I’m lazier than I thought!
NOPE!! I’m lazy too… which is why I didn’t paint the inside 😉
Fabulous job. Love the spence of privacy the material gives, yet it’s beautiful to.
Angie ~ ambient wares says
This is gorgeous and the use of the cardboard for the fabric is genius! Visiting from Merry Monday 😉
Thank you Angie!
I absolutely love what you did with this! Wrapping the curtains around the cardboard inserts is absolutely genius! What a fantastic way to coordinate everything. Thanks so much for sharing your makeover with us at Merry Monday this week!
Thank you for hosting!
It turned out really pretty!! Love the color.