Chinoiserie Style: Blue and Gold Vintage Credenza

My favorite adjectives in decorating happen to be: colorful, bright, and gilded. I have been noticing a lot of Chinoiserie style pieces popping up on the design sites and blogs I read. These pieces tend to fit the adjectives I prefer, so I was excited to paint this latest piece with color, brightness and gold!

I got this piece a long time ago, and it was in such good condition that all it needed was color. See? Dull brown wood does not go with anything.

before

But I couldn’t decide which color until recently. General Finishes, smart marketers that they are, gifted me some lovely Corinth Blue Milk Paint, so from that the Chinoiserie style credenza was born. Of course, I had to adorn it with something unique, like hand-painted abstract panels, gilded accents, and new, polished brass hardware. So, now I have this:

Deep Bright Blue Green Credenza Buffet Media Cabinet

Deep Bright Blue Green Credenza Buffet Media Cabinet2

Deep Bright Blue Green Credenza Buffet Media Cabinet4

For the abstract panels, I used deep hot pink (looks red), mint, green, light blue, and pink. The legs and borders are gold oil paint. I think the piece now has a lot of personality! It even has a finished paneled and painted back so that it would not have to be used against a wall.

I can think of two homes right now this piece might fit into. Jennifer, from The Pink Pagoda, could use it in her daughter’s hang out space, currently being redesigned on Jennifer’s blog (one of my favorites)! And Andrea, from The Glam Pad (also a fave), could use it to go with her new/old Lilly Pulitzer desk! I think both of these ladies have a lot of style and great color sense, and that influenced what I did with this credenza.

This sweet piece is in my Etsy shop.
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Linking to: Miss Mustard Seed, The Pink Pagoda

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About Leslie Howard

I love color, painting, furniture and architecture. The world is a better place when we have wonderful things to feast our eyes on!
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6 Responses to Chinoiserie Style: Blue and Gold Vintage Credenza

  1. Darlene says:

    Even though as you know I am not a fan of blue, I love this piece! I had forgotten how amazing you are. Keep up the creativity!

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  2. Rae Bond says:

    What a unique and fantastic job!! I love bold colours and gold hardware/accents. Wonderful job!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Beth says:

    What a unique design! I love it when painters come up with something different. At first I thought it was paper. You did a great job. That touch of gold really sets it off!

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  4. Carrie says:

    What a transformation! I love how the blue looks with the colorful panels. It would look good in either of those rooms (I am a big fan of both of them).

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  5. Kristen says:

    That piece looks amazing! And I love that shade of blue esp. with the gold!

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  6. The Pink Pagoda says:

    You’re SO TALENTED! Besides being so professionally done, this is so creative. Wow, I’m flattered to be mentioned! And you’re right! It would fit fantastically in my daughter’s room! Thank you so much for the shout out!

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