My latest DIY project

So here you have it, my latest DIY project! I discovered this furniture piece at Nova, a second hand furniture store, located in Beaurepaire village. I was immediately drawn to the overall detailing and unique façade. In addition, the price was unbeatable at $125 for a solid wood structure. The overall bones of the furniture piece reminded me of a designer console I saw in a chic showroom, which retailed at $3,500!

The piece originally had a top hutch with bubbled convex glass panels ( it looked like a giant waffle! Ekk!). I opted to remove the top portion and use the base only. The goal was to revamp this furniture piece into a media/storage console for my living space. The bottom half would store my designer samples and the top surface would hold my television & AV equipment.

I selected a navy blue paint colour to tie into the rest of my décor. The dark colour is timeless and adds a hint of masculinity to the feminine bones. I strongly recommend using furniture paint in order to ensure it adheres well and optimize the durability. I used the furniture paint from SICO, which can be purchased at your local home hardware store.

Next, I changed the hardware to a beautiful linear polish nickel pull. In my eyes, decorative hardware is jewelry to a furniture piece. It is the final touch that makes the piece shine. It is worth to splurge a little – especially if you had major savings on the actual furniture piece itself!

Overall, not only was this a great find & a fun project to work on, but all the purchased proceeds go to the Nova Foundation. You get a fabulous piece and contribute to a great cause at the same time. I hope this inspires you to tackle your own DIY project by giving something old new life again!