Remember yesterday I was posting my progress converting my purple/grey TV stand into a color that I love.
You know sometimes it takes awhile to find your own decorating style. You see something you like in a friend’s home or on Pinterest but when you add it in to your own home it looks out-of-place?
I think I’m finally seeing the end result of transforming my home since our move. I wish I could say that we have new blinds or new flooring or new lighting. But I’m patient. And my kids are doing a number on all the things we own anyway. Having nice things and having kids doesn’t always add up…
What I mean is that I’m finally starting to see my personality and style coming through in our home. For example, this TV stand. The choice of color is definitely me. It might be way too bright for someone else’s taste. But I love it. And I’m finding that my style is becoming more fun and joyful as I get older. It’s less about looking like a subdued furniture store where everything matches and more about life and color and a story. Eclectic.
Wow. That was a long intro to the final steps on this piece. But of all the furniture in our home, this one really speaks to my style.
Here is where we left off-
I had just slightly distressed my paint job. And most people would have stopped there. But I had a particular look in mind for this piece and my next step was painting some white on the front drawers-
Close Up of Drawer
The white was simply to add another dimension to the front.
And then…I broke out the power sander. I only used it on the drawers. This gave them a much more distressed look with places of fading from white to blue to grey.
Lastly, I topped the whole piece with a tinted wax so it would have a darker finish.
Here is the result-
Final TV Stand
Final TV Stand 2
Drawer Close Up After
It has so much personality now. And it feels like a great pair of worn in blue jeans. I think the dresser is happy with itself.
Which is your favorite? Grey or blue?
I painted the bottom of a VERY dated hutch awhile back to give it new life as a TV cabinet. I spray painted it because it was such terrible particle board and I was afraid I’d have to paint it multiple times. The paint I used was a grey. But after I brought it into the house and put it in its place, the grey looked a little purple. Not so happy with the purple twinge.
TV Stand Before
So I knew it would only be a matter of time before it got another facelift. This time the grey served as a base for the distressing process. So I got to painting.
I chose a very happy and bright old pickup truck blue. And I purchased it in a latex based paint. After I painted the whole stand, and before it dried significantly, I lightly sanded the edges of the front, to reveal some of the grey.
Adding the New Color
Then I let it dry completely.
Tomorrow, the next layer!
I bought this little sofa table online last winter. And it sat with a tablecloth covering it for quite some time. Until I could get around to painting it of course!
Here is what it looked like when I picked it up-
It was a dark cherry finish circa 2000.
I finally stopped my procrastinating and gave it a good sanding and because it was so dark and not made of wood, I primed it-
Table Primed & Sanded
Now the biggest dilemma, what color to paint it? I decided to go with my favorite…white. Simple, goes with anything, pops. Yup.
Lastly, what was I going to do with those brass maple leaf drawer pulls?
Maple Leaf Pull
I could paint them but I’m just not a fan of the maple leaf. So, new drawer pulls it is!
These are the drawer pulls from Hobby Lobby I’d like to use. But I wasn’t terribly excited by the green color. I think a little paint will do the trick-
New Drawer Pulls
What do you think? Better than before?
We’ll start off this week with baby steps. I purchased this old wicker chair from my local thrift shop. It was originally from Pier One but the finish on it was starting to become rough. It had chipped or rubbed away in a few places.
Originally they had it marked $75. And I thought that was too expensive. 🙂
But a few weeks later, I went back and it was marked down to $50. Sold!
Here’s the chair before-
Ready to be madeover!
Here’s the chair after. All painted up and ready for use! And it is soo comfy!