This weekend, our kids went to the country to see Grandma & Papa (my in-laws),
which gave my husband and I time to shovel out clean and rearrange the playroom down stairs.
I will have photos this week of the updated play room.
The TV down there sits on a very contemporary, glass TV stand that is not my taste. While driving my daughter to school one day last week I stopped at a garage sale.
I found this dresser (or buffet, we still don’t know what it started out life as). The price
tag said $10!!! It is SOLID wood and super heavy.
The top was really the only part of it that was kinda trashed. It had a cigarette burn, nicks, scuffs, gouges, and lots of areas that the varnish had worn off.
And this. Not sure what it is still. I took a palm sander and took the entire top down to bare wood.
I decided to just use a really dark stain & it wouldn’t matter. I used Rustoleum stain in Ebony.
It completely covered it!
I broke out the…
Yep! Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White. 2 coats followed by some
light distressing and then a coat of ASCP Clear Wax.
I removed the hardware & sprayed them with Rustoleum Oil Rubbed Bronze. (LOVE that stuff!). I bought a spray on Poly for the top and the damn thing SPIT all over it! I just kept using it (cause I’m lazy like that), and figured that if I kept doing layers of spray, eventually the top would be covered with spits. It worked.
I am currently trying to convince my husband that we should keep this one in the living room for the TV there & move our current media cabinet down stairs. Either way, I love it!! So I think this $10 garage sale find was quite the deal huh??
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Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.