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 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 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.....


  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 :)

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

  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?


  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

  5. 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.

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

  7. 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

  8. 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. :)

  9. 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!


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

  11. 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!

  12. 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 ! )

  13. 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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