Sunday, October 24, 2010

Furniture Makeover!

 I found this entertainment stand/desk at a thrift store that was going out of business for $80!!!! It is six large pieces. Every time we have to haul furniture up our windy stairs it is a total nightmare. Since this was going in my craft room/ play room/ hang out room it needed to go up the stairs! It could not have worked out better. It was a cinch getting it up there! Modeling it for us...we have the notorious BATMAN! Gotta love it:)

It also came with two of these.. perfect for craft embellishments!!!

Step #1- First I removed all the hardware. I cleaned it well and gave it a light sand.

Step #2- Priming... I decided to use spray paint for this project. It worked out great but was not as cost effective as I would have liked it to be. I kept going back for more and more and more.. you get it.... Next time I will try a paint sprayer when you are covering a lot of area. For smaller projects spray paint would be wonderful.

Step # 3- Paint

Step #4- Sanding the edges.

Step #5- Glazing. To glaze I used a pre-mixed brown glaze that I had left over from doing some faux-painting. I brushed it on heavy with a foam brush and then wiped it off lightly with damp cloth.

Step #6- Protect or Polyurethane. I just used the spray paint kind.

Step # 7- For the hardware I used the hammered spray paint in a black finish. I love how it made them look brand new!

Step # 8- Put it all back together!!!

I have a lot of work to do on my baskets and shelving but I am so excited just to have a start on this room! I even got an "I love it!" from the husband!


  1. Dude. You are amazing! Keep it up! What a fun blog to follow...

  2. I freakin' love it! We went to that thrift store and saw it there but it was sold (to you)!!!So cute!

  3. Amazing! Can't wait to see it in person!!

  4. Ooooh, it's really pretty! Great job, I love the color! Just popping over from POWW at Cassie's :)

  5. So, so cute! The glaze was the perfect finishing touch!

  6. that looks gorgeous! the color is awesome, and it is so neat and creatively organized on the inside!

  7. You did a wonderful job! It is perfect for organizing your crafts.

  8. You really made it beautiful!! I love the glazed blue color with the pink inside.


  9. Oh I LoVE it. I never thought to use an old entertainment center for the craft room. LoVe it LoVe it LoVe it! I'm following you now come and see what I do at

  10. I absolutely love this idea. I am totally Jealous. I love a great piece of furniture especially in a great COLOR. great job! I am a new follower too

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