I was overcome by mid-century madness this past week and the end result was not one, but two fabulous mid-century pieces!
I just can’t help myself, I always envision mid-century pieces in turquoise. In this case, I used Annie Sloan’s Provence on both.
The first one finished was your typical mid-century blonde bureau. We’ve all seen these before (sorry, no before pic), I even had one in my room growing up although my mom ‘antiqued’ mine in lime green. I had toyed with the idea of painting the dresser white and orange, but in the end, the turquoise won out.
I loved the curve to the top drawers on right and left. And can we just take a moment to admire the hardware? Seriously. I’m pretty sure the Jetson’s had furniture like this (am I dating myself here or what?)
I purposely did not add much distressing at all to this piece. I thought it worked better with a clean solid finish.
The 2nd mid-century piece is this credenza.
I snapped this up on craigslist despite massive competition. Luckily I was the first one to email the seller, and the seller was one of those people who believe in dibs to the first person. It probably helped that I could send Mr. Q to pick it up right away. I just knew this one would be gorgeous painted.
I used a combination of Provence and Old White, both Annie Sloan chalk paint. I love the legs/base on this piece.
I kept the original hardware on this one too, I just painted the bamboo-ish portion of the pulls.
Both of these will be at my Carriage House Sale on Thursday evening. I wish I could say that Don Draper will be there too, but sadly not. We do have some hip mid-century cocktail shakers, and that fantastic turquoise chair you see in the pictures of the credenza though.