Coral and Gold TV Console

It’s done! YAY! Little refresher: I am adding lots of color, including coral, to my living/family room. I picked up a dresser than I planned on using for a tv console a few weeks ago from a yard sale for $35. My limit when buying used furniture is $40 so I was happy to keep this purchase under that. I was super nervous about painting a big piece a bold color but with a little nudging from a few of my dear friends, I DID IT and boy am I in LOVE with the turn out!

…and here she is after a few coat of Sherwin Williams “Emotional” mixed with a bit of white paint.  

I really love the legs, the detail and the little gold knobs! Man, I love it all! 
What do you think? Are you a coral + gold fan??


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    Annaleis Topham
    September 4, 2012 at 11:40 am

    I love the painting you did. But I’m not a coral fan. Looks lovely in your home though! 🙂

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    Bethany Kline
    September 4, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    I love Coral! I just redid my bedroom colors in corals and turquoise! (http://thesepiapuppy.blogspot.com/2012/08/furniture-revamp-challenge-final-reveal.html) however I used silver instead of gold. I love Coral! It’s so pretty!

    <3 Bethany

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    September 4, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    It tuned out beautifully…..the color is gorgeous!!!!

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    Erika Thriftyandfabulous
    September 4, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    I love how it turned out! That coral is absolutely stunning! Well done lady, well done 🙂

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    Jen @ Yummy-Healthy-Easy
    September 4, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    It looks AMAZING!!!!! Way to go Mallory!

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    September 4, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    That’s beautiful! I just painted a coral dresser for my baby’s room using SW Charisma. I just love the way coral makes an impact without being overpowering. http://www.madeitonmonday.com/2012/08/dresser-makeover-coral-beauty.html

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    September 4, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    Oh Yeah! Love it! Great shade – it really brings out the detail in the furniture piece. Can’t wait to see the room all “coral-lized”

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    Cassie @ Primitive & Proper
    September 4, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    SWOON!! i thought i was over my fling with coral…. but now i am not so sure! this piece is AWESOME! i pinned this baby , oh yeah.

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    September 4, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Looks so awesome.. you did a fantastic job.. I love it!

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    Fernanda Leroy
    September 4, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    Ficou maravilhoso!!!!

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    September 4, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    Love that color! You have inspired me with your decorating. I just love your taste.

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    Kelsey Poofy Cheeks
    September 5, 2012 at 12:09 am

    Swoon*** This turned out absolutely awesome! I love the color and you can’t beat the price!!

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    Mary Ann
    September 5, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    I absolutely love it!! What a gorgeous piece!

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    Bethany Lee
    September 5, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Oh my goodness! I love the lines of this piece and the color you chose!!!

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    Ashley C
    September 7, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    Love this! Awesome painted dresser + awesome striped wall = totally awesome!

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    Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com
    September 8, 2012 at 12:41 am

    Beautiful!!! i love the coral color with the gold. Amazing. I pinned it 🙂


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    September 8, 2012 at 9:44 am

    How cute! Even if I wouldn’t know where coral fits into our home, I love the way it looks! And this is really a piece with “great bones”, so to speak – the wood details on the front are amazing =)

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    September 8, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    There are no words to describe how much I love this. It’s perfect in every way. Would love to have you share it on my weekend linky party!

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    Robin @ Happily Home, After
    September 8, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    I do love coral + gold and yours looks especially fresh popped against the wonderful gray striped wall. Think the color combo also perfectly suits the retro style of the credenza. I’ve been considering that same color palette for a bathroom and seeing how your room looks you might have made the decision for me. Love this.


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    Meredith @ Wait Til Your Father Gets Home
    September 8, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    CUTE! You took a piece of furniture that wasn’t that great looking and made it fab! And I love the coral + gold combo!!

    Thanks for linking up with us @ Keep Calm & Link Up this weekend! We’re thrilled you chose to party with us :o)

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    September 11, 2012 at 6:49 am

    WOW! Just saw this on Not Just a Housewife! What a beautiful piece and such a great colour choice.

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    September 11, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    So pretty! I love the colour combination. You did a beautiful job! Wish i could convince my husband to go for coral decor 🙂

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    Vel Criste
    September 12, 2012 at 1:01 am

    this is too cool! Great job on the color choice – never expected it but really works!

    Linking back from Carolyns homework

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    September 13, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    In love with it!!!! I have that coral pillow print in yellow, I am loving the coral though! Found you over at House of Hepworths.


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    Debbie {Visual Eye Candy}
    September 13, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    It turned out so great! I love the coral, what a transformation!

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    September 16, 2012 at 2:51 am

    Love this! Did you have to sand or prime it first?

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    September 16, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    I am obsessed with the color! It’s gorgeous. In fact the whole dresser is gorgeous! $35 is an awesome deal. The dresser looks especially great against that striped wall. Thanks for sharing!

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    Shelly @A Creative Space
    September 16, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Much improved, not it is a conversation piece!

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    September 30, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Coral and navy are my favorite colors right now. Love, love what you did with the console. The room is really coming together.

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    October 3, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    its just well thought out and really fantastic to see someone who knows how to put these thoughts down so well. heartgard plus

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    October 19, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Wow! I love this so much, it looks fantastic painted and even before it looks like a steal for $35! What a great design.


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    November 20, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    This is so pretty! I love the coral and gold together. Fantastic job!

    xo-Kimberly {allons-y kimberly}

    P.S. I have a giveaway going on right now for some really great hair products (http://www.allonsykimberly.com/2012/11/giveaway-with-flat-iron-experts.html) . Hope you’ll stop by!

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    Gabbi @ Retro Ranch Reno
    November 30, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    Super obsessed with this piece! It’s amazing!

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    Julia Konya
    December 11, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Love the piece, the color and the gold knobs! Perfection!

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    May 7, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    Beautiful! I love it!

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    August 30, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    Oh my goodness.. it’s gorgeous!!!!!

    -Bonnie @ Revolutionaries

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    September 13, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    Love this!! You did a fantastic job and the color is so amazing! Gorgeous!

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    September 13, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    Be still my heart. Love!

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    Karly Spalding Photography
    September 14, 2013 at 4:00 am

    Very cool makeover! Color is unusual but totally works!

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    September 20, 2015 at 6:19 am

    My boyfriend and I bought the same dresser and its taller counterpart at an estate sale last year but I’ve been going crazy trying to figure out what to do with them. Painting them was scaring me off but this turned out really well!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    August 26, 2016 at 5:52 am

    I also just got the same dresser (free!!!!) from an estate. I noticed yours is bowing in the middle a bit. I checked out my dresser and yours is missing a middle leg that’s set way in the back of the dresser. Also thanks for the idea of painting the entire thing! I was just going to do the drawers or just the surround but I love this so much.

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