Saturday, December 28, 2013

{Junk Transformation-Media Center}

As usual, I leave everything until the last minute.
For a year now I've been wanting to transform this piece (of junk) into a modern masterpiece :)
 So in a matter of days I prepped, primed and painted this old dresser so it could make it's debut on Christmas Eve. 
I got it a year ago from someone who was going to throw it away. I saw a great potential for it but it has been in my garage since then. I finally convinced my hubby to bring it in already so I could (be forced) to start it.

I went back and forth on how I wanted to paint it: distressed with chalk paint, sanded and stained, a combo of both or ---
use this awesome new paint I discovered!
Modern Masters-Warm Silver.

It took a while for me to come up with the cash and the retailer to finally make up my mind. But boy, oh boy, am I sure glad I did. 

Here is the before:

As you can see, it was nothing to write home about. Pretty drab and 1980s-ish. But like I said, I had imagined it to be my new media center. I had grand ambitions to have my hubby take the bottom two center drawers and add hinges so they could open to reveal the cable box and surround sound receiver. Since nothing is impossible for this handy hubster I was excited. 
So I took my trusty Annie Sloan Old Ochre Chalk Paint and used it as a primer. I like it because I don't have to sand or prep it in any way, except for dusting it off. 
Besides, I thought if I liked the look of it in that color and finish I could just keep it. 
But I kept on, and I am glad I did.
I spray painted the hardware with Rustoleum's hammered black paint I had on hand.
Isn't it gorgeous!
What a transformation!
It makes my living room look so glam!
Here are a few more photos:

The tv and components are not on there yet in this photo.

Here are a few photos from Christmas Eve. Please excuse the ipad pics:

I hope I inspired you to take the plunge and transform something that was deemed for the trash into something spectacular!!

I can't wait to transform my next piece.
I will be back tomorrow to share a yummy recipe my mom shared with me.


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