This weekend, our kids went to the country to see Grandma & Papa (my in-laws),
which gave my husband and I time to
shovel out clean and rearrange the playroom down stairs.
I will have photos this week of the updated play room.
The TV down there sits on a very contemporary, glass TV stand that is not my taste. While driving my daughter to school one day last week I stopped at a garage sale.
I found this dresser/buffet, we still don't know what it started out life as. The price
tag said $10!!! It is SOLID wood and super heavy.
The top was really the only part of it that was kinda trashed. It had a cigarette burn, nicks, scuffs, gouges, and lots of areas that the varnish had worn off.
And this. Not sure what it is still. I took a palm sander and took the entire top down to bare wood.
I decided to just use a really dark stain & it wouldn't matter. I used Rustoleum stain in Ebony.
It completely covered it!
I broke out the...
Yep! Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White. 2 coats followed by some
light distressing and then a coat of ASCP Clear Wax.
I removed the hardware & sprayed them with Rustoleum Oil Rubbed Bronze. (LOVE that stuff!). I bought a spray on Poly for the top and the damn thing SPIT all over it! I just kept using it (cause I'm lazy like that), and figured that if I kept doing layers of spray, eventually the top would be covered with spits. It worked.
I am currently trying to convince my husband that we should keep this one in the living room for the TV there & move our current media cabinet down stairs. Either way, I love it!! So I think this $10 garage sale find was quite the deal huh??
Yes, that is corn behind my console. No, it is not growing, it was transplanted for our Halloween decorations. Coming soon...