Furniture Friday – A Makeover of a TV Stand

Happy Friday!  After taking a week off from doing anything remotely productive around here, I’m back at it (thank goodness!).

TV Stand

The hubby brought home this little tv stand/printer cart-thingy from work one day.  It was going to be placed in the trash, but he knew I could do something with it (free furniture is better than flowers any day).  This is how it looked after I sanded it down using 60 grit sandpaper.  It’s a VERY sturdy piece of furniture, but was still covered in that shiny, laminate stuff.

TV Stand 2

I basically sanded, primed and painted it.  I normally don’t use primer because I buy the paint that has primer mixed in, but I used “oops” paint I got on discount at HD and it was not paint + primer.  It took 1 coat of primer and 3 coats of paint.  That wood was daaaaaark.

Gray and White TV Stand

Voila!  A pretty simple, straightforward little project to do on the weekend or in the evenings while watching reruns of Home Improvement (still LOVE that show).

Gray and White TV Stand 3

I thought about selling it, but I need some shelving in the office closet.  So, I’ll be hanging onto it for now.

Office - Before

Speaking of the office…I’ve been busy with it too.  Can you say disaster (I spy Dilbert!)?! I’ve been working on this room for weeks.  It’s finally painted and furniture is being moved back, BUT I’m in the mood to paint the furniture too.  It’s all very dark and I’m going light people.  Sooo, it might be a little while before I’m able to finish it up.  I don’t know though. I’ve really been in the painting mood.  It’s easier to do during the day now because my little lady is in school and it’s just me and the 2 little boys.

I am so looking forward to having a place where I can be productive.  It’s hard to sit on the laptop downstairs, in front of the tv, eating bon-bons and get stuff done.  I really do need a designated space where I don’t have to put away my “mess” every time and then drag it all out again.

Office - Before 2

Yup, looks like the closet threw up.  Hence the need for some shelving to organize.  I think this tv stand will serve its purpose just fine in there.  Don’t you think?  AND it’s painted to match that little bookshelf you see in the corner.  It’s like it’s meant to be ;)

Have a great weekend!

Linking up with Miss Mustard Seed’s Furniture Feature Friday (here)!

One Reply to “Furniture Friday – A Makeover of a TV Stand”

  1. Thank you for the update. You are so ambitious and not afraid to tackle anything, I admire that so much! Have a great day!

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