When this beauty landed in my hands, I knew immediately I wanted my TV to live on it
|check out the pollen tracks! yikes!|
It was a diamond in the rough. I really couldn't decide whether or not I wanted to paint it. The original finish was cool, but it didn't really match anything else.
My first try left me really not loving it. I used my fancy schmancy knock off "chalky paint" by mixing Sherwin Williams June Day with some plaster of paris and water. This was the result:
And there she sat for a couple months. Me not loving. Me no longer inspired to work on it.
Until the UFO Challenge.
Definitely the kick in the pants I needed.
I was totally excited. Ready to go. Then...the sink backed up. Then, it backed up again. And again.
Last night, we had a stressful situation arise not related to the sink. So I took out my frustrations on the dresser again.
Another two coats of chalk paint. And tape. I decided to do a zigzag thing. I contemplated chevron, but that seemed like too much work. I couldn't decide on the contrast paint color. Grey? Pink? Periwinkle? I'm not afraid of color, by any stretch...I ended up using Sherwin Williams Peppercorn.
Then, I took out more frustration by hand distressing. I worked out quite a sweat.
|maybe it will look better in the morning?|
That's a good sign it's time to stop. LOL
Thank goodness in the morning, it didn't look as bad as I thought the night before. I distressed it a bit more and in the natural light, it didn't look so....school bus-y. This is definitely not a school bus yellow. It's gorgeous. My favorite yellow.
|The TV is actually smaller than the last one. YIKES.|
|I'm ready for my close up...|
I'm still wondering if I should repaint the zigzag and go with a pink. Would love some opinions on that. But I'm sooo glad it's finally done!
Linking up to these AWESOME parties!
UFO DIY Challenge ** Trash to Treasure ** Mod Mix Monday ** Manic Mondays **
Meet Me Monday ** Make it Monday ** Table Top Tuesday ** Tuesday's Treasures Cowgirl Up
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Adventures of a DIY mom Simple Sensational Tuesdays ** Show Me What you Got ** Hope Studios
Talent Tuesdays ** Jillify It Be Inspired ** Power of Paint Party ** Wow me Wednesday
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Southern Lovely Whatever you Want Wednesday ** Open House Party Homemade By You
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Debbie Doos Newbie Party ** primitive & proper **