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Console DIY + Move Loot

Jul 15 2015

by Catherine Fain

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Y’all know I have DIY ambitions; I’m always inspired by what I see other bloggers doing. I’m really excited to share a couple of DIY projects I had an opportunity to do with my friends at Move Loot. If you haven’t heard of Move Loot, it may change your life. Move Loot is essentially a furniture and decor consignment service that will COME TO YOUR HOUSE and pick up that old couch (and in our case 500 lb. desk), take it away, photograph it and then put it on the interwebs for some lucky person to buy. THEN, they’ll drop your old stuff off at the new person’s house! You just share a cut of the purchase price with them. I seriously can’t overstate how awesome every experience I’ve had with them has been. 

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SO, back to the DIY. The good folks at Move Loot asked if I’d be interested in doing a little DIY makeover to share with you guys, and I was obviously like “duh”. I ended up with this little console, with great bones but a sad disposition. We’ve needed something like this for our entryway for a long time, so this proved to be the perfect solution. (Guys, I can’t change the floor tile but I sure as heck can cover it up.) So I did some light sanding and went to one of my favorite paint colors, Hale Navy, in a high gloss. It pulls the subtle blue from my beautiful Caroline Swetenburg abstract (#Swetenbart), as well as some navy accents we have in the adjacent living room. One thing I’ve been pondering is adding a gold accent to the grooves that run down the legs and around the top, but I think the simplicity is kinda nice? Check out these fab accent tables-I love this console too, it’s a STEAL. This was just a case of needing some good paint and styling, but my second project was more intense. I CANNOT wait to show you the finished product, but I have learned a lot about the difference between paint drying versus paint curing in the past couple of weeks. Long story short, there’s a big difference. As soon as my paint is all cured up I’ll show you what I’ve done. It’s pretty sick, if I do say so myself.

Scroll down to shop styling and for more after pics!

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Abstract: Caroline Swetenburg // Blue Swirl Vase: Furbish Studio // Gold Coral Accent: Target // Fringe Storage Bins: Nate Berkus for Target // Nubby Rug: Nate Berkus for Target

Console c/o Move Loot! Move Loot is in six cities across the country-check them out!

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  1. Emily King

    I totally agree about Move Loot! Every experience that I’ve had with them has been phenomenal! You also don’t have to worry about your pieces selling because they have great email marketing that will advertise your furniture for you.

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