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Seeing Evergreen: Multipurpose Console

Just a quick write up for this post today, since I've got TONS of furniture in progress [some painted, some sanded, some needing waxing, some still in my car!] and need to get busy before I head out of town next week. But I wanted to share my latest painted piece here, because it's in a color I haven't used before.

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I bought this piece the other day because I liked the dental moulding at the top and the design of the doors. I always look at the lines of a piece of furniture first and foremost [and the quality of the wood of course!].

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 It's not like a console I've painted before.  It's the same height and shape as a tall nightstand. I find a lot of my clients are on the hunt for larger nightstands these days, and this guy certainly fits the bill.

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What's unique about it is that not only can it act as a nightstand, it also has a pull out, that makes it an impromptu desk when in a pinch.  That allows this console to work as a super petite desk which can be an essential for smaller homes or apartments where space is minimal. With smaller spaces, furniture that can serve for multiple uses is ideal.

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I created this color using a hodgepodge of paints I already had on hand.  The ones I can remember most distinctly are Annie Sloan's Florence, English Yellow, and Olive. What came about was a really lovely green, and what I like to call evergreen because of the hint of blue in the paint.

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I distressed it a bit, because the warm wood tone worked nicely with the cool green, and the result is a great piece that can be the perfect, entry console, nightstand, or desk in a color you probably can't find in stores everyday. 

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This evergreen works so well with wood tones, with whites, creams, grays [and everything Christmas of course!]. I'll post it on Craigslist and in my shop in a bit. But for now, back to painting, sanding, and waxing for me! Happy Friday! -Jo