Friday, July 11, 2014

My Chalk Painted Credenza

Hello and happy weekend friends! If you read my last blog post, then you know the hubby and I are in the middle of renovating our living and dining rooms. You may remember the credenza you see in the photo below. Excuse the sad before photo....as usual, I forgot to take a good before picture.


I bought this piece a couple weeks ago to use as a TV stand when the living room is complete. I fell in love with the shape and size of it. It is the perfect size for a flat screen and the base will hold all of our DVDs. I was looking for something unique for the TV and this fit the bill. The sticker was marked $45, but I asked the lady if she would take $40 and she said she would...:) Made my day!
Here is another before photo...I thought about it after I had started painting the inside...sorry!


Here is one of the doors after I finished painting it. I used my own chalk paint concoction. I love painting with chalk paint...it is so smooth. I liked it but knew I wanted to distress it a little to bring out the details.


Here is one of the doors after I distressed it a bit. Much better!


Up close...I like the quilted harlequin design on the doors.


I decided to cover the inside door panels with some map themed wrapping paper I had on hand. I was going to use grey and white chevron contact paper but unfortunately didn't have enough. I think I like this better anyway.


Here it is with the doors open and covered.


I had planned to paint the hardware, but after I cleaned it up a bit, I thought it looked good and goes with the distressed look I was going for.


Here is the after! I love the way it turned out....exactly like I had pictured it! The hubby and I are going to try to add legs to it. I have them painted and ready to attach, we just have to figure out how to put them on. I'll post a pic if we figure it out. This was a fun little project and didn't take too long to complete. 


I had some help as you see in the photo below...:) My 19 year old girl, Sugar was a lot of help. LOL! Sadie was too...she ended up with paint on her face. I need to get a picture of her.


The reno is going great. Still a LOT of work left to do, but we are slowly getting there. I will try to share some photos soon of our progress. I want to thank you all for your sweet comments. I am going to try to answer them all, just haven't had time to do it. You all are awesome! Have a wonderful weekend!

Until next time.....



14 comments:

  1. That turned out really lovely Vicky! I love how the pattern looks now that it's painted, and the map wrapping paper on the inside of the doors is fabulous. Awesome job!
    Tuula :)

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  2. That piece of furniture looks wonderful! The transformation is amazing....love how creative you are.

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  3. Oh yah, I like it Vicky! It turned out great! I hope you figure out how to attach legs, it would look great, can you cake a whole underside piece from plywood or something and just kind of set the credenza on it and attach the feet to the plywood?

    Tania

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  4. Vicky, it turned out great! Love the details on the front and the map paper is a good choice for inside. Can't wait to see more as you get things done. Love your kitty helper!
    hugs, Linda

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  5. What a beautiful home. Those peacocks and the hydrangea lined lane are stunning. I think it's always best to follow your heart and not trends! Take care.
    house-design

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  6. Love the details on the doors and you highlighted them perfectly. The surprise of the maps lining the doors is a great addition to the piece. Get working - I want to see the whole room. A cute hideaway for Sugar.

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  7. What a wonderful transformation, and such a good bargain too. I can't wait to see the whole renovation when completed. xx

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  8. Oh wow.. I love it! You did such a wonderful job. I love how the distressing shows all the neat details of this unique piece.. beautifully done! Have a great week. -Tina

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  9. Vicky, that looks great! The distressing really brought out the details...legs will look good on it; I hope you get it figured out. Haha, my pets like to "help" too. I usually have to put them out so I can finish. :)

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  10. Gosh, girl.... where do you get all this energy from? I want to distress something! Hmm... you always get the creative juices flowing when I pop over for a visit. I just love that stand and I think legs on it would look awesome too. I can't wait to see more pics of your next project...Keep.Them.Coming!

    Have a wonderful week, Vicky!

    Hugs,
    Amy

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  11. What a great piece of furniture. I like how you lined the inside o the doors too

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  12. I love, love, love painting with chalk paint! I make my own, too! This tv stand came out great! I love that you distressed it, it really does make those details pop out, and I can't wait to see it in the finished room! Great job!

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  13. What a gorgeous makeover Vicky - I love the harlequin pattern and the distressing shows up the details beautifully!
    Sugar likes it as much as I do I think LOL - and at least chalk paint is much easier to get off then latex - poor little Sadie - ( Sadie Sadie - painted lady ! )
    xoxo

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  14. The credenza is such a unique piece, I can certainly understand why you snatched it, and it was a fabulous bargain too! You really brought it back to life (with some help from your four legged friend).

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