you might remember, when i mentioned that i scored some amazing antique furniture while visiting my family in Indiana. well, today, you get to see the amazing transformation of my $25 tv stand/buffet/hutch thingy.
thanks to my sister, Emily, and mom for mostly doing all of the work on this refurbish. i was busy unpacking and corralling kids while they painted away.
Ok, you can do this too to any piece of solid wood furniture. Here’s how:
1. Take off hardware and clean well with soap and water. Sand with medium grit sandpaper.
2. Paint with a good angled brush. I used a $5.00 flat paint that I got in the “clearance/returned” paint section at Lowes. (seriously best thing ever!). Allow to dry.
3. Sand the corners and edges well (so that the wood is showing) and anywhere else an antiqued/old piece of furniture might have been worn or dinged.
4. Apply a wood stain to the entire surface using a small brush. Go in small sections alternating between applying and rubbing off.
5. Rub off stain with a soft old T-shirt going in a rounded, circular motion. You should be seeing the stain stay and show especially where you sanded the corners and edges.
6. Allow to dry and then stage and enjoy!
We did this whole project in one afternoon. It really was easy and love how a little bit of paint and stain turned this tired old stand into a cherished centerpiece we will be enjoying for years to come.
oh one more thing….the wall color is silver sage from Restoration Hardware. I LOVE it and got it for super cheap at the Restoration Hardware outlet store.
*UPDATE: many of you asked for the exact color of the tv stand/buffet.
The color is Behr 730C-3 Castle Path in Flat finish. I probably wouldn’t have picked flat if I wasn’t using the Oops paint, as it is a tad harder to keep clean, but for what I’m using this particular piece for, it isn’t getting dirty too much.
It was a self-priming Behr Premium Plus interior paint with Low Odor/Low VOC and in the redish orange can.