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Multi Use Mid Century Storage: Blue Cabinet

Normally I stray away from painting mid century furniture.  In fact, it's considered taboo by many collectors.  Nevertheless, I found this piece already painted; it was white and dingy and in need of a new life. So I thought I'd give it one with a new color.

I went with a light blue for the exterior, since I thought that would work well with the shutter doors [reminds me of a bit of cottage in a mid century world]. I also love how blue and gold pair together, and it makes those signature gold feet shine. 


I went with Amy Howard's Ballet White for the interior, because it brightened things up. The interior used to be a funky, dirty yellow, which could have been a great color, but needed a lot of help. I attempted to salvage it, since I actually like the pairing of blue and yellow, but it was just beyond saving. I think the white worked out quite nicely though! Jake, my scottish fold, interrupted my little photo shoot.  He needs to investigate every newly painted piece and make sure it's up to snuff.


I love mid century because the style is usually skinny and versatile.  This cabinet could easily become your next bar, but it could also make a perfect storage piece for books in either a bedroom or child's room. Make a cord cut out and now it's a tv stand or entertainment center.  Right now I'm using it as an occasional piece in my dining/piano room [I'm debating calling it a piano parlor, thoughts?] but I may be switching it to my entry as a spot to perch a lamp by the front door.

Pieces like this can transform into all sorts of things, making them essential in any home or apartment. Check it out on Craigslist or in my shop soon!