What do you think of my idea for this? (PIC)

anele_gwJanuary 31, 2008

I don't have money for a new TV console, so here is what I was thinking. I'd add a tin tile to each door, paint it white, and change the knobs to either glass or something with a floral decal. I need to do something with the frayed back, too.

It's not wood, so do I need to do anything special before painting? Any other ideas? I am trying to make it look like a vintage piece.

Thank you!

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Use a good primer.

    Bookmark   January 31, 2008 at 10:23PM
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I have a few faux wood pieces that I painted and made fit in my Prim country decor. All I do is prime with Kilz and put on like 3 coats of paint to be sure that it's covered well. That's usually about it. If you want extra protectionn, you can seal it with varnish or poly or something like that.

Just painting the piece will look totally different...

    Bookmark   February 1, 2008 at 10:27AM
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Thank you both!

My next task is figuring out a way to find time to do this!

    Bookmark   February 3, 2008 at 12:50AM
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Hi Anele,
That is a lovely piece of furniture to do something with. Do what the girls above said, with priming and painting.....white/ivory is a sure bet, and then maybe some flowers, or the tin....I am sure it will turn out good.

    Bookmark   February 3, 2008 at 8:01AM
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Also you could do like Robolady does and cut some spindles in half to decorate it. I've seen the ceiling tins at Home Depot for about $14 each. They also have wallpaper that looks like tin ceilings that is paintable that might be cheaper than the tin tiles. It'll look great as a Shabby Chic piece!

    Bookmark   February 3, 2008 at 8:55AM
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