So as we all remember from my last post here about getting "something" for the living room to hold our cable box, dvd player, stereo, etc., we settled on this guy off craigslist:
|P.S- I don't know if you guys saw the update on this post, but his "dresser twin" was posted 2 days after I bought this guy for $100 more than I paid for mine! Check it out at the bottom of the post here.|
Where the knobs atrocious? Yes.
Where the cute little feet adorable and the curves fantastic? Umm hmm.... yes, m'am.
Since I went to see it before Chris could help me move it, I put a deposit down and grabbed a middle drawer for insurance (Craigslist tip: if you can't pick up something right away, don't be afraid to leave a deposit to show them you are serious about buying the piece. BUT make sure you either get them to sign a receipt or take a piece of the item with you (i.e- drawer, cushion, etc) so they can't resell it once you leave)
Lately, I have been freakishly in love with Annie Sloan Chalk paint. Not only is it SUPER easy (no sanding, no priming, just paint and go) but it comes in great colors too (as seen here). I decided on their "French Linen" color and "Arles" as a yellow pop of accent color.
After picking out my colors, I was off to get some new knobs at Hobby Lobby. They were having a 50% off all knobs/hardware (aren't they always) so I had quite a selection to choose from:
Option 1: A little dark, but still pretty and ornate.
When I finally got home, I officially started my project. I removed the drawers and gave the entire thing two coats of French Linen...
|My sexy head-light wearing, cut-off-tshirt hubby,.. we keep it classy|
|This was just the first coat... Im normally not this sloppy, I promise|
|Can you tell by this picture how late it is? Bc its around midnight but I refuse to go to bed with a project half finished|
All I knew is that I did NOT want big ugly boxes sitting on top of my gorgeous new painted dresser/entertainment unit, so after starring at it for 10 minutes, tired, and near tears, I took a look again at the back of the dresser... and saw screws!!! WE COULD TAKE OFF THE BACK!.. and thats what we did.
Once we could finally step back, I was in love. (Cue the sappy harps and violins)
And the ugly boxes? Tucked away ever so wonderfully.
What do you guys think? Have you ever tried something like this before? I would love your thoughts and feedback!!