Why buy an entertainment that takes up an entire wall when a cute little TV stand like this one will do the job?
Found this piece advertised in a local penny-shopper. Okay, I went over my usual limit. I paid $15.00 for the thing as you see it here and am not at all unhappy that I splurged. I did have to have some work done on the drawers, an added expense. Nevertheless, I think you’ll agree that the final piece is a keeper.
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After removing the hardware and sanding out the dings and damaged surfaces where necessary I painted the entire cabinet and the drawers with two coats of Behr Spanish Sand in an eggshell finish. I think eggshell is the perfect finish if you want to end up somewhere between flat, chalk-ish matte, and high- gloss lacquered look – both of which are beautiful on the right piece. Because this one was going to be embellished, I thought the middle ground was the best.
Here’s a tip. I find that taping around window glass is a big pain in the elbow. Instead, I usually just slather the paint on without worrying about getting the paint on the glass. Not only does this get the paint all the way into the corners, removing the paint with a razor blade is easy-peasy after it dries.
When the paint was dry I sanded some edges and corners to give it the distressed look it has in the pictures.
The Moroccan motif is a stencil done in Behr Skyline Steel. (I love stencils. They make me feel so creative and, I confess, I don’t always volunteer that information when people admire the finished product. Unless they ask outright, I sometimes let them think what they will.)
I sealed the paint with Minwax clear wax.
Before I reattached the original hardware, I repainted it using Rustoleum’s Hammered Pewter spray paint.
I staged this as a bench, but I think would make a perfect stand for one of those gynormous flat-screen televisions. What do you think????
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