Monday, January 24, 2011

Changing Table turned Entertainment/Media Center

Brooke over at All Things Thrifty is constantly doing projects with black glaze. I have admired her creations for quite awhile. I wish she lived closer, I would totally save my money to hire her to decorate my home. Seriously. Go check her out. She is A-Mazing! 

I finally had a piece of furniture that I could try her techniques out on. Remember this?

We were no longer using this dresser from the girls' room and I didn't want to get rid of it. (It's actually a changing table, but we never used it for that.) I decided to paint and glaze it so we could use for our television. This is how it happened...


We carried it down to our dungeon basement to be taken apart and painted. Notice I'm using the skills I learned from the play kitchen. Here, let me give you a closer look.


I used a hole saw to cut holes for the wires. 



We painted everything Dutch Boy "Atonement" because we had to brush/roll it. For those of you spray painters out there it is an exact match to Krylon "Ocean Breeze". This is after 2 coats of paint. It's pretty bright without the glaze. But wait, it's gets better.


Here is a close up of the glaze. I only used one coat of glaze. Sherwin Williams tinted their glaze black for me, (thanks J).

Look at all the storage we now have.



We still have two drawers that are empty. I think I might put some magazines in one of them.


So what do you think? 

Now that I know how easy it is to do I want to glaze the dining room table and the kitchen cabinets. Right now the cabinets are natural maple. I think it would give them a little more character. We bought a quart each of the paint and glaze. We have a little paint left, but it doesn't even look like I touched the glaze. I was pretty amazed at how little was used. We also, changed out the knobs.

Paint: 7.00
Glaze: 10.00
Knobs: 12.00
Total cost: $29.00 

Oh yeah. I'm entering a another contest too. Maybe this one will make it, since the play kitchen didn't.


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25 comments:

Amy (naptimecrafters) said...

This looks AMAZING!! Great work and thanks for auditioning for American Crafter!

Hope said...

Thanks :-)

Alicia said...

I love All Things Thrifty too. Check out The Speckled Dog. She glazes all sorts of things just not furniture. I would give you the link but I am in my cell phone. Your tv console looks amazing. Came over after entering in Maerican Crafter. Good luck =)

linda @ CraftaholicsAnonymous said...

hope,
turned out awesome! love the color.
happy crafting!
Linda

Jane said...

This is terrific! I might have to scour craigslist for a changing table now! A *perfect* makeover!

nila1920 said...

came out really good! love the blue, it freshens up ur room:)

Ali Richardson said...

REALLY pretty!! I love the color! Great job :)

The Bonjour Four said...

wow! amazing transformation!

libby-bonjour.blogspot.com

pk @ Room Remix said...

You'd never know it used to be a changing table! Great reuse of the furniture, and I love the color.

My House of L said...

Wow, great transformation!

Hope said...

Thanks Ladies for all of your wonderful comments!!!

willowcreek said...

I found your link over at tatertots & jello. I love that you took the changing table and did something out of the ordinary with it. I think people don't realize you can do this. Very lovely piece. Please come check out my blog at willowcreeks.blogspot.com

willowcreek said...

Just found your link on Tatertots & jello. Love the way you transformed the changing table and made it useful for your family. I have added you to my favorites! Please check out my blog at www.willowcreeks.blogspot.com Can't wait to read old posts on your blog!

Carrie said...

Love your entertainment center! Love Love Love the color too! I did the same kinda thing with our TV except I think I need a bigger piece. Oh darn...that means shopping!

Mrs Bishop said...

That's so cute! LOVE the color!

Teri said...

What a great transformation! Thanks for the inspiration! I've always wanted to try glazing, too...I just need to find the right piece of furniture! :)

angie said...

saw this on TT&J - LOVE the color!! i have an old cabinet and this is exactly the color i was looking for...thanks for the info!!

Jessica Sorensen said...

Love it!!!!
Came over from American Crafter. Good Luck!
Jessica-Mommy Creations

Stephanie Vogel said...

I've been slacking on getting my daughters dresser done, I painted pink and I've been wanting to glaze it an dyou just inspired me. It's getting done this weekend! Thank you! This is beautiful!

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

Way to re-purpose!!! It looks so beautiful. You did a fantastic job!

Lindsey Stephens said...

love it and love the color! I just did an old desk redo in a color similar to it! Awesome glaze job too!

Courtney said...

okay i love you! i have a white one of these I blogged a few weeks back about and I wasnt sure what I wanted to do with it! Seeing you painted it, and had no issues I might just have to paint mine!!

great job

Lauren said...

I have one almost like this that is just collecting dust -- thanks for the 'vision'!

Inspire Me Heather said...

Your media cabinet looks great, what a difference!! I have this linked to my media cabinets post too today, well done!

Hope said...

I would like to thank everyone for the wonderful comments. I'm glad this project has become an inspiration to you. FYI the entertainment center is still in use and still looks like the day I refinished it.