Dresses from Shabby Apple

Redo: TV Stand

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Can I just tell you how much I struggle with TV cabinets? I don't want it to take over the room but I don't really want it to be ugly. Ever since the hubs and I got married (whew 7 years ago....) we have had this ugly TV stand. It was one of those first purchases as in fake wood bought from like Shopko or something for way under $100. So at the time, the price was right. Seriously, not too cute in color but 7 years ago it wasn't bad. Then the doors got broken when we moved. And we had it jimmy rigged for about 5 years. Pretty bad huh?! I finally decided we were not moving it again this time. But then it came with us yet again. Since it is "free" I have just moved it with us every time. But one of these days, when we are settled I am definitely getting something different. But for now, here is the makeover: A coat or two of Kilz Primer. This is a must if you want anything to stick to that glossy fake wood stuff. Then a bit of a do-it-yourself hand sand job. Some black spray paint...well a few cans actually. (Oh, and as if anything else would be on our TV but baseball. I think it is even the Braves playing. The hubs' favorite team of all time.) And last but not least, some new knobs. I think the whole redo cost me about $15-20. But its well worth it. I don't cringe when I see it. I love it! So for at least another year, it is sticking with me.

Spray paint just has the ability to change the whole look of something. Have you whipped out a can lately?


Life in Rehab September 9, 2010 at 1:06 PM  

That did make a big difference. And yes, it wouldn't be a weekend without my spray paint.

Anonymous,  September 9, 2010 at 1:46 PM  

Man Stacey, you never cease to amaze me with your talent. I love it! I never thought it looked bad but this certainly is tons better. :)

Sarah September 9, 2010 at 3:26 PM  

Great re-do! It's amazing what some paint can do!! :)


Christy Franklin September 9, 2010 at 6:20 PM  

I just used 6 cans of it the other day actually!! 3 were to spray paint my new card stand (for selling them at markets) white satin, and the other three cans were to spray paint photo frames that I turned into Earring Stands in white, silver & gold :) I'll have to post something on my blog. I felt rather strange and headachey after all that spray paint :)

The Autocrat: Haley September 10, 2010 at 1:39 PM  

I love me some spray paint! Looks amazing!

Anonymous,  March 4, 2013 at 12:20 AM  

Great blog you people have maintained there, I totally appreciate the work.
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