Earlier this summer, I discovered this awesome buffet at a local thrift store. Our friends Ryan & Andrea were kind to let us store it in their garage. I was very excited about it’s potential as a flat screen TV stand–and so were they!
They decided to make it their own, requesting an antiqued white finish. All the molding and detail, when distressed, looked great with that finish! The original pulls added so much to the look of this piece. Yet with one broken, they opted for knobs on the middle doors.
I love what paint, glaze and distressing can do to old pieces like this! For more ideas on what can be done with dated furniture, visit our DIY Inspiration album.
In our recent series titled Nine Needing a New Look, we’ve seen what can happen when great paint colors transform dated and even ugly furniture. To take a look back at the five pieces that have been upcycled so far, go here.
Soon after the first post of this series, Susan emailed me and requested to have the top middle maple end table custom painted. She hand picked her paint color from Lowe’s, and chose Valspar “Imperial Yellow.” Susan’s table selection is now featured as the sixth in this series.
I’ve never painted furniture such a bright yellow, and have to admit I was a bit sceptical. After distressing and applying tea-stained glaze to it, I was sold!
Susan chose distressed yellow with tea-stained glaze to create a statement piece. I think she chose well, and look forward to painting another end table this cheery color.
This series is also featured on our Facebook page in a before and after album titled Nine Needing a New Look. It can be viewed by clicking HERE (no Facebook account required).
Last week, I finished up this custom armoire for friends who wanted extra toy storage for their children. Selecting from a piece we had available for custom painting, the large armoire cabinet was transformed from a light brown oak finish to satin black, both interor and exterior, with light distress marks.
The larger middle cabinet has a roll out shelf formerly used for a TV. The backing in this area was damaged, so we replaced it with plywood beadboard (see below). This provided as nice interior look, as well as the ability to add a bonus shelf mounted on brackets. The shelf was cut to allow the middle doors to still slide in, and made tall enough to allow for a laptop to set on the rolling shelf if this type of use was ever desired.
The shelf in the bottom cabinet also rolls out, which was great for accessing basket or containers for play items. And on the inside cabinet doors for both the middle and lower compartments, chalk board paint was applied for added versatility and fun for the children.
If you are interested in having a piece of furniture custom painted (yours or ours), please contact Jeff at 979-575-7627 or email at email@example.com.