Sweet Revival {mid century media center}

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I’ve been admiring the mid century pieces I’m seeing with the Danish oil case and white painted drawers.  The contrast of the light & dark is so striking.  I’ve been wanting to do this treatment for over a year now but just never found a piece I was willing to paint, until last week.  Yay!

This media center is a great piece of functional furniture but low end B.o.r.i.n.g. with a capital B.  And the choice of an orange stain…  why, people?  My sensibly good taste doesn’t comprehend orange stain.

Don’t you love these before pics?  The reality of the before all raw & in your face – cobwebs, sticky goop on the interior, and dried soup (?) on the doors.  Yep, I’m pretending that’s dried soup ’cause, who knows?  Tip:  gloves are a vintage girl’s best friend.

Actually, the case itself is made with a beautifully grained walnut.  What a waste of good wood.

Here’s the cleaned up version all oiled and waxed.  I always like to take a second look at each piece before making the final decision to paint.  Yep, doors are still orange.  But not for long}.

mid century media center via homeologymodernvintage

Now that’s better!  I love the deep wood grain in the walnut case.  I knew there was some beauty underneath that orange!

mid century media center via homeologymodernvintage
mid century media center via homeologymodernvintage

What a transformation, all elegant and modern!  She’s quite the looker now 😉

Linking to the following:
Mod Vintage Life
Savy Southern Style

  • http://www.lacquerandlinen.com/ S

    THIS IS SO GORGEOUS SARAH! I would pay a hefty price tag for a piece like this! In fact, I recently bought a slightly larger buffet exactly like this for a client that was over $3,000. Great job girl!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07036799092430861216 Sarah @ {Home-ology} modern vintage

      well thanks so much for the kind words Ms. “S” – makes my heart happy!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01475347748831862659 Cynthia Myers

    I LOVE it!
    You do amazing work. Well done.
    I found a white and wood Mid-Century cabinet last Spring at an Antiques/Collectibles Mall for $40! I felt like I was stealing. But I was SO Happy. Didn’t have to do a thing to it! (I know that I would never have been able to make it as nice as what you have done.)
    :) – Cindi

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07036799092430861216 Sarah @ {Home-ology} modern vintage

      oh, cindy, don’t you love it when you can just carry it home & call it a day? and for $40!!! go, girl!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11201228619411520365 Laura from Top This Top That

    What a absolutely beautiful piece. I am featuring in my weekly wow’s on Saturday!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07036799092430861216 Sarah @ {Home-ology} modern vintage

      oh, laura, i’m so honored! you’re too kind include me, & i can’t wait to be a part of it all! 😉