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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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