October 07, 2012

Custom TV Console

My latest client needed a new TV console but she needed something that was narrow to fit in her space. After a few weeks of searching she found the perfect piece....well, it was almost perfect.
 
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Sorry for so many pictures but I think it turned out great so I wanted to share as many as a I could!
 
If you look at the before picture you can see that I removed the decorative flower piece below the top drawer which completely changes the look of this piece.
 
I used Lotus Flower by Valspar  and added baking soda to make chalk paint. This color is a shade of cream but it's more of a  creamy white with not a lot of yellow undertones. I think this is a great cream color and I love it! I sanded the top and stained it a darker brown black color to compliment the iron hardware. I also spray painted the hinges to get rid of the tacky gold.
 
I sanded the chalk paint, lightly distressed to add a little depth, and sealed with wax a couple coats of wax.
 
Now this TV console is perfect!
 
What do you think? I love to hear you thoughts.
 
 
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19 comments:

  1. Love it! I can see how the removal of the floral piece totally changed the look! and I love that you changed the handles too! It really make this piece look more like modern day furniture! Great job! And I love lookin at pictures! so love that you posted a lot!

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  2. Love it. I wish I could find a piece like the before. You did an amazing job!

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  3. This looks fantastic. Love the paint color and you did a great job.

    Cynthia

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  4. You did an amazing job! I love the color and the distressing you've done on it. I'm sure your client is enjoying it. Megan

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  5. SO pretty. I really like the contrast between the dark top and the white body of the piece.

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  6. This piece turned out STUNNING! I would love the stained wood on top with the white. It's just beautiful.

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  7. Beautiful transformation, and it looks so pretty and stunning. Like how you aged it and the new hardware! Thanks for sharing your inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

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  8. Interesting! What is your recipe for the chalk paint - how much baking soda are you adding? I love Annie Sloan Chalk Paint but is it expensive.

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  9. Tell me more about baking soda to paint!

    I have heard of adding various things, and I have added plaster of paris. Is baking soda better? The p/p did ruin a good paint brush....

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  10. I love how it turned out. Is it just plain old baking soda that you used?
    Stopping by from Wow Us Wed.

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  11. WOW! This is amazing! I need a piece like this in our dining room as all of our china is sitting in the floor of a spare bedroom. Thanks for sharing!

    Lura
    x

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  12. PS I'm your newest follower! I love your blog.

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  13. So classically beautiful. This will make your client happy for years to come. Great job!

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  14. Just beautiful. So elegant! The color choices are perfect for this piece! Hopped over from Furniture Feature Friday and I'm happy to be your newest follower <3. Would love to have you stop by for a visit. Blessings ~ Judy

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  15. Thanks for linking to Make the Scene Monday, you are being featured this evening!

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  16. Wow, this piece is so elegant! I am totally loving it!

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  17. Removing the decorative flower piece really did make a difference! I really love the finished piece. You did a great job!

    -Kyra

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  18. Gorgeous! I am totally inspired! Thank you for sharing such wonderful ideas! Hugs

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