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Monday, September 24, 2012

Weekend Find!

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!


12 comments:

the Queen City Style said...

Great job Sarah! Love the console. Talk to me about the glass panes on it, though... I feel like there are so many unusual pieces like this I find, and I cannot get an understanding behind them...

Matters of Style said...

Oh, just two squares of glass on the top of the table. I took them out to paint. I probably wouldnt set a tv on glass just bc of the weight of it, but I didn't have to bc it fit totally on the wood part.

goheels83 said...

I don't even know what to say. I am in tears. Thank you thank you thank you. I love you so much.

Vickie H. said...

WHAT A TERRIFIC FIND!!! I am so envious!!! I swear by those Rustoleum products: Anything that needs black paint around here gets the Rustoleum 2X product....I can't remember the exact full name on the can but it is white with black & blue printing and definitely shows 2X on the front. It is a gorgeous lacquer finish and so easy to apply. I would have died over that console had I stumbled upon it myself! A beautiful choice for the tv! Lucky sister!!!

Lisa Mende Design said...

You are amazing! This looks awesome! Makes me want to go to Goodwill!!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Excellent makeover! I love that your Goodwill piece is so much more stylish than any expensive new media cabinet would be. And I love the choice of gloss black.

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Julie said...

It looks great! It's looks fab in your little sister's house.

Loucinda said...

This looks so so so good! You are such a sweet sister.

ordinette said...

awesome!!!!! so rétro and yet so contemporary!
Laura

ordinette said...

awesome!!!!! so rétro and yet so contemporary!
Laura

Jenn @ Living Luxe for Less said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! You have the best eye! I would love something like this for my tv!

Tracy said...

How does the finish hold up with the Rustoleum black lacquer? And how long did you leave it to dry? I just used it on a couple dressers and it is taking a while to be 'unscratchable' and dry to a hard finish so I'm concerned about upkeep. Any input on how the console's doing?

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