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!