Oh how I love me some Craigslist! I scowered it for months looking for just the right piece of furniture for a TV stand. Everything I looked at just wasn’t right. Either the price was to high or the piece just didn’t look right. Then just when I was about to give up and put the TV on the floor…. The heavens opened up angels were singing and there she was!! In all her 40.00 dollar glory! Oh no that’s not a typo… 40.00 American dollars is all I paid for this beauty!
I know what you’re thinking, YOU’RE GOING TO PAINT THAT!!!! Yes I am. I realize she was gorgeous the way she was but I just can’t leave well enough alone. Plus she had some major water damage on top that I couldn’t stop staring at! So lets get on with it.
What You’ll Need
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- Sandpaper – I used a 60 grit to lightly rough up the wood surface. I didn’t fully sand it no need because I primed it.
- A foam roller
- Medium Paint brush
- Smaller paint brush to get in the cracks and crevic
- Primer- I used Kilz water based primer for this project. In my opinion Kilz is the best. I never have an issue with it not sticking.
- Paint- I used Behr pastel base, it’s got a similar finish to chalk paint. I found this at a recycle store for a 1.00 SCORE!!!
I started by removing the 3 middle drawers ( You can see the creative way I repurposed the drawers here) to make places for our cable box, DVD player, and a shelf for storage (I had a basket that fit perfectly, so I used it but it’s not necessary) .
- Then lightly sanded it, just enough to get the shine off nothing major.
- After it was Sanded I wiped everything down with a damp cloth and let dry. (just a few mins.)
- Now time for the fun part, PAINT IT!!
- I used the roller first to cover the large areas, then went back over it with the large paint brush. I think brush strokes give a piece of furniture a nice subtle aged look.
- After the paint dried I got my sand paper back out and sanded the paint off in places where an older painted piece would have normal wear and tear. Don’t be afraid of this step worse case scenario you can just repaint it. Examples below:
So just to show her off a Little more here are a few more pictures of this beauty.
Awwww So nice now if I can just get the Man Part to hide the cords for me she’ll be perfect!
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