Before and After Favorites

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Another Entertainment Console

Before pic. The old man I bought this from was so stinkin' cute! Him and his wife used this set for 28 years!!!! I felt like it had been so loved, so I wanted to love it too. I instantly fell in love and decided this was taking the place of our other dresser/console. The old dresser went up to the bonus room, that's going to be decorated shabby chic-ish so it was perfect!

This pic should be 3rd but it won't let me switch. Here it is all sanded (60 grit), primed and re-sanded (with 120 grit). Ready to be painted!

I am halfway through sanding. I get everything with the electric sander, then I barely scruff up the details by hand. ;) Almost ready to be primed!
I thought I'd taken a pic of it before I glazed it, but it had 3 coats of paint. (3 bc I used heirloom white, if you use a lighter color sometimes it takes more coats)

Antiqued and glazed! When I'm done painting and it's dry, I take a piece of sand paper and rough up all the corners, edges, lines, details...Sometimes I do random scratches too. Sometimes I do chipping, on this piece I was too lazy and didn't.

This is how the side looks all glazed. When you glaze, use a water based stain, rub it all over the side you're working on, let it dry for not even one minute and lightly wipe it off with a damp cloth. You can do this as many times as you want to get the desired look. Then I topped it off with 3 coats polyurethane.

I love to paint the hardware a rubbed bronze. I love this hardware soooo much!

I should have taken the pics during the day, but I was too impatient to wait until tomorrow. ;)

One project down, 1,999,999 to go~ ha ha

What do you think?? Do you like this one or the previous dresser/console more???


  1. Wow- looks great. I think I like the shape of this one better for a console. I love them both, though.