Do any of you remember me posting this entertainment center on Instagram several months ago? I found it on Craigslist for just $30 so I could try to contain some of my craft
This is how it started out, but now it looks awesome in my room. Here's how I got it all painted and finished up.
I bought 1 gallon of June Day Behr paint (1 quart wouldn't have been enough because it took 3 coats to cover the dark finish) I turned it into chalk paint by adding a tablespoon of unsanded grout mixed with a bit of water for every cup of paint I used.
Like I said, it took 3 coats of paint to cover it well, and I painted the inside as well. I removed the doors and the shelves so I could paint them inside and laying flat.
When all coats were dry I did some distressing around the corners and edges.
I did a light sanding with a sanding block and wiped everything with a tack cloth to remove dust. For a top coat I went with a satin finish waterbased polycrylic. I tried waxing a piece of furniture once and wasn't pleased with it. I'm sure it works great for people who know what they're doing, but I'm not one of those people :) After 2 coats of polycrylic, I let it dry a couple of days and moved it into the bedroom to fill it up. I found that having the polycrylic was very important on the shelves and on the inside so that the paint didn't get scratched off as I moved boxes and other things around.
And you guys get a bonus double-post because I'm guest posting for Abbey at The Cards We Drew today--so click over to see how I have it all organized inside.
I want to know--do you have any yellow furniture in your house? If you've blogged about it, leave me a link!