Archive Tag:painting

Distressed furniture- TV stand

When we packed up the moving truck, we realized we needed to get rid of a lot of furniture. One of those pieces was our TV stand. After we got settled in our new house, I scoured a few garage sales to find a new stand and came home with this one (for only $18!)

Before repainting, I only sanded the finish down so that the polyurethane was off the stain. I used an orbital sander for most of it, and hand sanded the decorative channels.

Finished product:

I put two coats of the dark grey on to cover, and then the distressed was added in a silver/white color.

To read more about the technique I used for painting click here.

Overall, I’m really happy with the results- the cost of the whole project was much less than buying brand new. Of course, finding a deal on a piece of furniture you like is the most difficult part. I will definitely try more distressed looks in the future; although not too many that my whole house looks crazy with the look 😉

The New Car Needs Gas!

The season for garage sales is upon us, and so is throwing out the rest of that stuff you just couldn’t sell. Aunt Jackie picked up a Little Tikes push car from the side of the road, and brought it for E. Of course, my son is all about cars, so this new toy quickly became his favorite outside toy.

In order to encourage his outdoor play, I decided we needed to make a gas can station!

Taking a larger amazon box, I cut out a cube, closed it with duct tape, and had E help paint the box.

It was a fun, simple project that I think will help develop his imagination and independent play!