I have a client who wants to update her home to be a little lighter and brighter, and one of the pieces she wanted to update was a heavily carved wood console with a brown marble top. I had seen Christen Bensten’s (Blue Egg Brown Nest in Arlington) work in The Washington Post a while back, and I thought that her chalk paint refinishing technique would be the perfect solution to breath life into an older piece of furniture.
Christen worked her magic, and the “Duck Egg Blue” color that we picked works beautifully on the piece and will harmonize nicely with the paint and fabric selections for my client’s dining room. It is so fun seeing the before and after transformation! What was a heavy and dark piece is now updated and fresh with a small investment. Here are the before and after, courtesy of Blue Egg Brown Nest’s blog:
Check out Blue Egg Brown Nest for more “after” photos of this console and to see all of Christen’s other beautiful work.