As I was dropping off a carload at Goodwill on Saturday, I decided to run inside and see if there was anything good on the floor. When I first spotted this ming-style console table, my heart skipped a beat.
But the finish was hideous, and the price wasn't too cheap by Goodwill standards ($50). After racking my brain of who might need it, I talked to my sister, and she mentioned that she was looking for a tv console. After taking some quick measurements, I decided this table could be just what she needed for her tv. The shelf on the bottom could hold her cable boxes, and the center wooden section of the top (excluding the glass panels) was just the right size to hold the base of her tv.
So I grabbed it and brought it home for her! Of course, the oak-ish finish had to go. I decided to paint it a glossy black, so the first step was to remove the glass panels and sand it.
Next, I got out the spray paint. I used Rusto-leum High Gloss Black Enamel.
I lightly applied the first coat. (The trees are reflected in the paint).
After letting the first coat completely dry, I applied a second coat.
Done (before putting the glass panels back in).
It's just the right size!
After some very quick styling...
It's so much more stylish than typical media consoles I've seen, and for a fraction of the cost. Can't wait to share more of this project with you! And with my sister- this blog post is the first time she has seen it!