Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A New Old TV Stand

This is my TV stand that I bought back in 1993.  It served a poor working girl well during that time.  It later housed a TV, DVD player and DVD's in the kids' room at my mom's house.  When mom got new furniture a few months ago, I got it back.  I realized it would be perfect to put out DVD player on since we moved our TV, but not our surround sound and wiring.  This is my before TV stand.


Check out that lovely "honey oak" orangey stain.  Nice, huh?  Hello 1993! 

So, I primed it with this.



Yes, I am painting in my kitchen.  It's 103 degree heat index outside.  No thank you!

Then I painted it with Behr Black Suede, (suggested by  Sarah at Thrify Decor Chick, per The CSI Project) -two coats and then lightly sanded the edges for a slightly distressed look.  I painted the hinges with Satin Nickel spray paint.

Here's the end result. 


It's not perfect, but it's sooo much better! 

I'm linking this to The CSI Project's Favorite Project of the Year!

Thanks to Visit thecsiproject.com for giving me the inspiration to FINALLY get this done.  If you have a furniture makeover to enter at CSI Project, click on the button above. 

I am also linking to these parties:  Thrifty Decor ChickBefore and After Party and

 
  














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21 comments:

  1. looks great! I have a piece that is ready to be made over...thanks for the nudge!

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  2. It is beautiful!!! I just love re-creating furniture into more beautiful versions of itself!!! (smile) Great job! It is lovely!!!

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  3. leimorris@comcast.netJuly 21, 2010 at 9:22 AM

    WOW! looks good sil! so proud of your boggin self!

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  4. Oh my gosh, Tanya, it looks great! Did you use a brush or roller? I've spray-painted chairs and stuff, but for some reason I'm a little nervous about bigger pieces.

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  5. Oh, much better Tanya:) I love black furniture. Thanks for sharing.

    Cheryl M.

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  6. It looks awesome, Tanya!!! Wow!!! Love it in black. :) You're on a roll, girlie.

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  7. Tanya, you did awesome job! It looks GREAT!
    Black was a great choice!

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  8. Oh wow, that turned out great! Goodness, I just haaaave to re-do my TV stand, too. It is in desperate need of a paint job or something. Toddlers aren't the easiest on furniture if you know what I mean!

    Have a great day, friend!
    Love, Laura

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  9. It looks great! The black paint and new hardware really give this piece a fresh new look. You should be proud of this project!

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  10. Oh yes IS perfect! Love it!

    Grins!
    Pamm

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  11. Love that black! You dragged that TV stand right out of the 90s and up to date with it. I have been eyeballing several old oak pieces around here with the black in mind. You're inspiring me!

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  12. This is a great makeover. Thanks for stopping by "In HIs Grip"! Love you blog and will be back.

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  13. definitely different than before...you are brave. i am totally intimidated when it comes to furniture redoing. i'm starting small, too. it looks great, good for you!

    glad you stopped by the cape on the corner, and i soo appreciate your sweet comment on my bedroom revamping!

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  14. Great job refurbishing that stand....you really brought it back from the dead!

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  15. That looks really good!!!! I scared to death to paint something that big!!!

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  16. Well didn't that turn out great!?! I LOVE the new look - amazing what a little paint can do, right? :)

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  17. nice, and by the way, I thought the title of your blog didn't have an r after the b....I think I am relieved.

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  18. Can never go wrong with black in my book. Nice work.

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  19. OOOOOOO-la-la, love it. Great job!

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  20. I love the television stand in black.

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