In the spirit of New Year New Look, some of my old standbys are getting refreshed with a new coat of paint. Although this console was a mix of Napoleonic Blue and Louis Blue before, I wanted it more in the Old Violet hue of Chalk Paint (similar to this chandelier or this door). Also the top had been unpainted but was not in the greatest condition so I opted for a wash of Graphite. That way you can still see the grain in the wood but the damaged areas aren’t as obvious.
I love the fact that consoles are so versatile. This one has served as sofa table, a desk, a server, and once, even a dining table. If you are short on space for storage, consider using one as a base and stack with bookshelves, or a cabinet.
You can always use paint to unify different woods or styles in a married piece.