I told you on Friday that I was taking up the Pinterest Challenge from Emerging Mummy, and I actually followed through - yay me! I needed this challenge. I have countless ideas, crafts, and recipes waiting in the wings to become a reality.
One challenge in particular was to refurnish my t.v. stand. I've been eyeing pictures of brightly colored pieces of wood furniture, and I thought this piece would be perfect to add a pop of color to my room that is filled with honey colored wood!
However, I have been terrified that I would ruin this furniture piece, so I decided to first try painting a small table for the same room. Anyways, it turned out pretty well! Below you can see my journey to the bright turquoise television stand that I now LOVE!
This is the side table I decided to make my practice table. I don't even know where we got this from - I think it is the one piece of furniture that Josh brought into our marriage.
Up close, this table is in bad shape.
And this is the dresser that we have been using as our t.v. stand. We were given this by a family that I was a nanny for in college. It was also really knicked up & I've always secretly wanted something else in this room...but here it is. And if you've never seen my house...welcome to "the lodge." The pictures do not do it justice, but it is covered in a honey colored wood - walls, ceiling, etc. Luckily, the back is full windows so it keeps the house bright - but I'm on a mission to tame the wood!
I started on Saturday with a bit of sanding. I don't like sanding, but it was necessary.
Then I painted. I decided to use spray paint (everything that I read said this was the easiest and typically goes on smoothly).
Then we reassembled our many cords that go along with the television. Here is my Stud Hubs doing his part of the project.
And here is the big reveal - TA DA! Here is the new side table. The color makes me happy!
And here is our new T.V. stand! Selah loves it too - I think she is a bit mesmerized by the color.
I didn't properly pick up our mess for this picture, but you can see the project as it works with the rest of the room. I really wanted something to break up the color of the wood and I feel like it does it in an unexpected way.
So, thank you Sarah for issuing the challenge, and I want to know...did anyone else join me? If so, you can link up your blog over at Emerging Mummy, or you can tell us about it in the comments. I can't wait to hear and see what you did!