Before and After: These Cabinets Got a Wes Anderson-Inspired Makeover

published Aug 9, 2018
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(Image credit: PMQ for TWO)

Here we have a perfectly nice entryway console, adaptable to nearly any style with the right knobs. But its owner had something a bit more special and a lot more specific in mind…

(Image credit: PMQ for TWO)

This is absolutely delightful and I wish it were available in a dress, or perhaps a dress/shoe combo. Pink and green go so well together, and they both pair wonderfully with gold, so the trio is totally fabulous. I especially enjoy the juxtaposition of the chic colors and ornamentation with the whimsical tromp l’oeil paint job. Perhaps it is that combination of sophisticated and playful that PMQ for TWO is thinking of when referring to this console makeover as Wes Anderson-inspired. (Please note that the linked post/project was sponsored by the providers of the lamps and legs).

The central panels on each set of doors are hollow wooden plaques that are layered, glued, and painted on the cabinets. That’s right, this is actually three pieces grouped together (another illusion!), which creates the possibility of flexibility in the future. These could one day become nightstands, end tables, kids’ room bookshelves, or discrete party stations: bar, record player cabinet, and snack cupboard.

The piece now looks stunning in this space against the white and subtly metallic wall and checkerboard floor. The floor is perfectly Wes Anderson-esque as well, and even if all of the accessories on top were removed someday, this console would have enough presence to anchor this entire wall on its own. The new lamps have a fun dot-like look as well, and the fun works of art draw the eye up.

Thank you, PMQ for TWO!