Last week I was delighted to see that my console makeover made it onto Design*Sponge (thanks, Grace!) and today I’d like to share the detailed steps of how I achieved the new look. I was keen to inject some colour into my entryway console unit and did so by taking inspiration from my bag (seen in the finished shot). I matched the paint colours at my local DIY store and then worked them into the piece by painting the tips of the legs to create a dipped leg effect. You all know I’m totally hooked on hue, so of course I went the extra leg (no pun intended!) and painted the drawers, too. This is a super simple simple DIY – yes, it takes over your apartment for a few hours with random pieces of the console drying wherever there’s space, but it’s totally worth it. Start by sanding the areas you plan to paint and then wipe clean with a cloth. Next, turn the console body upside down, measure equal lengths from the base of the legs downwards and mark with a pencil. Carefully mask area to paint just above the pencil mark, keeping the tape as straight as you can as you go around; do the same along the inside of the drawers. Now you’re all set to paint. I did two coats using brushes, but you could also use spray paint. Peel the masking tape while the paint is still damp to avoid peeling and then assemble once fully dry. Finally, complete the look by accessorising with coordinating hardware. What do you think of my little DIY, friends? Have you ever done anything similar?
// Photography by Will Taylor