Howdy there peeps!
Today, I am sharing updating your home decor furniture with paint, and how to get the pottery barn look without the price.
Our entertainment center was in much need of an update.
You can see updating your entertainment center from back when. I had already made a few small changes.
I have been tossing around the idea for a few years now of painting the entire unit.
I happened to see this Media console on the Pottery barn website
at a bargain price of $1,899!! Can you imagine?
I thought I can achieve the same rustic look with painting just the TV console part of our unit.
I apologize for the hazy picture. This project was done at the spur of the moment. When creativity strikes, you run for it.
I have to be honest. I find it hard to paint perfectly nice wood. I like a few accent pieces here and there, but I would not be into a house full of painted wood furniture.
Don’t get me wrong, I love a good redo and appreciate all that I see. In fact, I think it gives old pieces new life. I’m just saying, I don’t want a house full of it.
You can’t go back once it is done.
The work involved would be horrific.
At first I thought I would paint the entire unit black.
But again, very apprehensive, for the above reasons I already stated.
I had the paint and wax on hand from doing our Fireplace mantel last year.
Wrought Iron by Maison Blanche.
I am actually glad I did NOT start going crazy with the paint brush.
I love just the one accent of the entertainment unit and it ties in with some of the other black pieces we have.
and accent table in our entry.
My husband and I both love warm, rich colors.
It just goes with our home and rustic feel.
And because the walls are a light butter color our home does not feel dark and drab.
In fact, we have windows and natural light everywhere.
When you have 24ft. ceilings in a room, it is not the easiest to achieve a warm look overall.
As you can see this post has been in my archives for a while now. It was buried among recipes, so I thought Oh boy I have a diy to share.
It was a simple project.
Took two coats of paint, and a coat of clear wax. No priming, sanding or prep work beforehand.
I lightly distressed the piece to let the natural wood peek through.
My husband is happy,
I am happy
and it just updated this piece.
Yesterday I shared my French table tray. Now you can see how I tied everything together.
It is a solid wood entertainment center, and it fits all my husbands electronics, and believe me
he has a lot in there. He loves music and we are known to blast a few tunes here on occasion.
Besides that, do you see the prices of entertainment centers these days? This piece is about 12 years old and I can tell you, we did not pay as much as they would want today.
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It looks so nice Deb, I love Pottery Barn and their black furniture!
I love them too, but I wish they had dollar store prices lol!
Penny @ The Comforts of Home
It turned out great Debbie. I am with you about painted furniture. I have some pieces I have painted and some that stay wood. It looks more gathered that way I think.
Yes it does..thanks Penny!
This looks great Debbie! No sanding! Sign me up! laura
Best part of it all!
It looks great Debbie!!! My TV armoire is painted very similarly and one I saw on Restoration Hardware was $1,800. I definitely agree…some wood just shouldn’t be painted and I love mixing a few painted pieces in.
Thanks Anita! Their prices are crazy too!
Hi Debbie Dear! Oh, this looks very nice in your large a gorgeous room! I’m with you, I don’t like all painted pieces either. Some add lots of interest. I love to look at the white rooms, but could never live in an all white place either. I love me some wood and some color. Hope you’re doing well.
be a sweetie,
Thanks Sheila, always nice to see you.
Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces
It always amazes me how paint changes things up…just doing that little section of your entertainment center made the whole thing look custom. Our entertaiment center is nice wood, too…and I decided not to paint it…adds nice contrast against the painted pieces.
I agree…so happy I did not go crazy!
Debbie it looks fantastic! Really ties in with the mantel now too. I like the balance with the light distressing to marry it to the larger pieces with the new look. Glad Mr. Mike approves 😉
And I loved yesterdays tray! Too cute.
Thanks Shannon, I knew you would love it!
I need to try that paint! I’m itching to give it a go!
Try it out on something small and then go big lol! You will love it Heather.
Great redo Debbie and a much better price than PB 🙂
That is for sure…can you imagine?
Fantastic new look! I love it!
Thank you Anne!
I’m loving this, Debbie! I’ve been wanting to try to paint a piece of furniture for awhile, but I’m so afraid of ruining it! I’m pinning this for when I feel brave!
You need to try it Amy! you will love it.
I love your piece so much better!!!
Oh I wish I could paint ALL of my wood furniture. I am so tired of it! This turned out great. Love the black.
I love this! I think I may have to purchase some of this paint and do the same thing! Thanks for the idea!
You are welcome!
Newbie here! Just had to comment on how lovely this turned out! I, too, like the warmth of wood furniture and have really hesitated “messing” with all my oak, but this has opened my eyes to all sorts of possibilties! Thanks, Debbie!
Looks wonderful. I think you could have done the entire cabinet and it would have been awesome. LOL I recently did an old brown TV cabinet into the black Pottery Barn look. So pleased .
It would have looked awesome no doubt!
Where did you find the hardware/”knobs”?
Hi there, my husband and I found those at a local antique hardware shop we have in our area. They sell knobs, handles, hinges, and hardware.
Hi Debbie, I have a hutch I want to paint be am too afraid I will ruin it. Not sure what color to go with. Love the black but don’t think it will fit in my home.
Perhaps go with a an off white to be safe? I think you will be happy once you do bite the bullet and just do it!:)
Where did you get the hardware for the painted TV console?
From a vintage hardware store locally:)