Wednesday, November 7, 2012

trash to treasure...

So it wasn't really trash, but it definitely needed some TLC.  I took our TV console that we paid a lot of money for and gave it a new life.  The console got a bit dinged, along w/some of our other pieces, in our move, and they weren't good dings that gave it character, so I fixed them.

Our family room can be a bit on the dark side, so I added some lightness with this piece.  This is probably the biggest piece I've given new life to.  I'm learning new things each time I take on a project.  I'm learning tricks to make the process quicker and easier and I'm learning that imperfection makes it perfection for what I had in mind.

This piece was originally an espresso color.  The doors had the colored pattern on them, which I liked and decided to keep, the rest was going to be changed.  I sanded, primed, painted two coats, roughed up the edges and then waxed.  Easy-peasy!

I'm now in love again with my TV console.  And I'm finding lots of reasons to not buy new furniture when there is so much you can do with paint!

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