How about a new furniture painting project today? It seems there’s always something to change up around the house, isn’t there. Here’s the latest little project I’ve been up to. I had a wood console table that I got several years ago from Nadeau and I recently painted it and gave it an update with Fusion Mineral paint. The paint was gifted to me from Fusion and I’m glad they partnered with me on this. I wrote them and told them I was going to do a paint project and would love to use their paint, so they shipped out a couple of pints for me to try.
First,let’s look at the before of this room and here’s the sitting room post I did to get this far. Still in progress, but soon to be finished! Color is Moody Blue by Sherwin Williams on the walls.
When we moved in here, I bought this slightly smaller console table at Homegoods for about $150. It was a nice enough piece, but I never was that satisfied with it in here and kept thinking about the old console table I had in my foyer that I left behind. There were a few pieces we just don’t have room for here in this house, so I left them at my old house. If you didn’t know, Mark’s daughter Traci and her family are renting the house from me, so they have been using the furniture.
I always loved that piece but thought it might be too big in the sitting room, but the more I thought about it, the more I wanted to use it. So that’s why I picked up this gray one from Homegoods and we used it ever since we moved in. Recently I sold the gray one on Facebook Marketplace (for the same price I paid, BTW!) and got my old piece back over here.
You will remember it from my old foyer, this wood console that came from Nadeau. I worked with them a few years ago and picked this piece out. I always loved the caning, but I thought it might look fresher if I painted it. Let me show you my inspiration!
One of my blog friends, Sarah with Life on Virginia Street, has this beautiful table in her office and I always loved it and thought my piece could look so much better if I painted it white. I knew I would leave the caning natural and paint the rest.
Here it is ready to paint.
The great thing about Fusion Mineral paint is that you really don’t have to do a lot of prep to use it. It’s Foundation to Finish all in one, as the label says above. If you have a really shiny piece like lacquer they suggest you lightly sand, but otherwise, this paint goes right over any wood finish and it has a built in matte finish with top coat so unless you want a little more shine, this is all you need to use. Fusion sent me Casement, this pretty soft white and also a gray color as well as a cleaner in case I needed it. I used a paint brush since that’s what they suggest on the website. The link above will take you to the colors they have, which are all so pretty! I like it better than chalk paint for sure because of the built in top coat and ease of use. You have to seal chalk paint with something to keep it looking good, either a topcoat or wax.
Casement seemed to be the best white for my project, so I went with that and love it.
I took off all the hardware, wiped it down and got ready to paint. This wood console is a rustic wood anyway so it’s not going to be a flawless finish on here, but I knew it would look better painted.
After one coat, I loved it. I taped off the caning and painted the drawer fronts. I only painted the inside front edge inside the cabinet and left the inside natural. The paint went on so smoothly and was so easy to use. I love this paint!
And here’s the finished product! I just love it and really love it in here against the dark Moody Blue walls.
I’ll tell you what else we’re doing in here too. I was never completely satisfied with this room after we painted the walls and ceiling. I love the color and it does feel so cozy in here, but it was lacking something and I finally figured out what to do to take it to the next level.
This gal, Alisa who blogs at A Glass of Bovino (who I shared on Feature Friday last year) has done a wonderful job with her fixer upper house in NJ and she and her hubby have added so much molding all around their house. She added picture frame molding using this tutorial in her bedroom and painted it all the same color. She does beautiful work. I’ve seen many other bloggers do this treatment as well and paint everything out all one color and it really is a show stopper!
Bingo! That’s what I need to do in the sitting room. We already have the ceiling painted the same color, so now we will add molding like Alisa did and I’ll paint it all the same color along with the baseboard and crown molding and windows. I think it’s going to look SO good!
Of course, I’ll share it all with you when I’m finished, but i wanted to share this furniture makeover and the plans to finish this space. It’s going to be gorgeous, I think!
Jeanie Eves says
Wow, such a little thing to do that makes a huge difference Rhoda. I’ve painted many pieces in my house. I’ve been looking into using Fusion Mineral Paint! Thanks for sharing. 😷
Mary Sturgeon says
Beautiful! Can’t wait to see this room after your vision is complete. Love your style❤️
Susie Trudell says
Hi, what is the name of the color blue in the room with the tv, it’s just beautiful as well as the rest of your house!
Hi, Susie, thank you that color is Moody blue by Sherwin Williams.
MARY-ANN (FROM CANADA!) says
Your console looks lovely and seems like it just needed to be in that spot, Rhoda! The crown molding will be so nice in your sitting area and will take it to the next level! You and Mark have such great ideas!
Just checked on Fusion Mineral Paint on their website and they are a Canadian company and only show retailers in Canada. Is it available in the US or can you order it online? Your cabinet looks beautiful and I would love to try it!
Hi, Terri, yeah I just looked at Where to buy and you can put In Person and add your zip code here to check availability in your area. You can always order online too. You can search for that too here in the US.
Wow! That looks fantastic!! What a difference. I have never heard of that paint. I would love to try it. I have painted many things with chalk paint but would love something that has a top coat built in.
You make me feel like I could actually do this! Rhoda, you were brave using paint near that rug…I’m such a klutz, it would take me probably two minutes to knock over the entire can of paint! 😂
Hi, Roxanne, you can do this! I promise it’s not hard at all. This paint is foolproof. And believe me, I’ve had my share of klutzy moments. In my Birmingham house, I knocked over a whole pint of stain on carpet. Of course it never came up and I had to cover it with a rug.
The room looks wonderful already! Did you purchase the drapes already made or did you make them? Love the fabric.
Hi, Carol, I did buy the fabric and had them made locally.
Joni webb says
Can’t wait to see the molding. It will be brilliant. Love the new color on the chest. Hope the daughter didn’t mind too much !!!
Thanks Joni, I’m loving it too and can’t wait to see the molding all up. It was all loaned furniture so she always knew that. She already has another one.
Jane H. says
I like the room now! I love how the white trim is a contrast to the walls and ceiling. Seems like it would be too much to have it all blue. But I may be wrong and I’m anxious to see it. Also, want to try that paint!
HI, Jane, it is fine the way it is, but I’m loving the new trend like you see in the example from Alisa’s home. I think that looks fantastic and it should look great in this room too.