Thursday, October 24, 2013

That's Entertainment


   We had been searching for a entertainment center for our great room at the lake house. I found the perfect one, except for the $$$$. It had white framing with the top, drawer, cabinet fronts, and legs in different stains of wood, with mismatched hardware. I scoured the Internet to find a deal or a substitute, but it wasn't comparable in structure or materials even though I met one goal of lowering the price.
  At a local antique store I scored this marked down buffet. It  was the answer to my entertainment center quest within my budget. It had a few blemishes but seeing past the issues was my vision of our entertainment center.
Before

After checking my supplies, I made a list of items I didn't have in my stash from other projects. I drove to our nearby Lowe's, which is a good resource for gaining knowledge, and bought my supplies. I began the process of  removing the knobs and hinges, taking  care to mark them because the wrong one may not fit properly. 
Next I sanded the top, doors, and center drawer front until all the paint was removed, and then the remainder of the buffet enough to rough up the surface to paint . We measured the opening for each shelf. My husband cut two shelves from oak plywood with his table saw, then drilled a hole through the back of the buffet between the two shelves for the cords. I used my new iron for the first time to iron on the oak facing to the shelves. Then I used Ebony stain(top), walnut stain(doors)and drawer front. Tape off the edges to insure clean lines to paint the frame, shelves, interior and legs with Linen paint.
After
  I was able to use this piece of furniture to blend the colors of wood
in my other furnishing throughout the space and
compliment the white painted trim in our home.  

Now That's Beautiful Entertainment!

Supplies                                                         @ Home Stash
Veneer facing Roll                                          Paint brushes
Black & Decker Orbital Sander                      Minwax Stain and Sealer
Sandpaper 80, 120 & 220                               Oak Veneer Plywood
Sanding Sponge Blocks fine grade                  Painters Tape
Latex gloves 
1 Quart Linen Paint                                                                                                                                                                          
These purchases proved to be such a mess, I switched to the sander
disposing of all these products;
Chip Paint Brushes, Rubber Gloves, Scrapper, Metal Bucket,
 Natural Paint Stripper

I look forward to your comments, please share your ideas too.

3 comments:

ARod Rodriguez said...

great job it looks stunning it's an amazing piece to begin with and love how you have transformed it thanks so much for sharing at "Meet the Neighbors"

Sue said...

You rocked this for sure. Its' a gorgeous piece especially the legs. I have to remember to find an antique store in our area to find some treasures like this. Found you on our linky party Meet The Neighbors.

Christy James said...

What a beautiful transformation! I love the combination of the wood and the white paint. Thanks for bringing your creativity to our Get Your DIY on party! Next month's theme is Thinking Spring! XO