February 22, 2012

DIY Media Console: How To Paint & Stencil Furniture

Today I'm sharing my little media console that I painted with my diy chalk paint!


DIY Media Console: How To Paint Furniture


I've been in desperate need of something to hold our TV until we get around to mounting it on the wall.  So, I did a little Craigslist perusing the other day and came across this little treasure for $20.

DIY Media Console: How To Paint Furniture

It was hideous.
However, I really liked the shape, and for $20 I knew I could turn it into something decent to get us by for awhile.

After taking it home and cleaning it up a bit, I took the drawers out, sanded it down really good.

DIY Media Console: How To Paint Furniture

Then I primed the it. It took several coats.

DIY Media Console: How To Paint Furniture

I used Kilz to cover up any stains and smells, and to make sure my chalk paint was extra durable.

DIY Media Console: How To Paint Furniture

Then painted it with 2 coats of Behr 'Creamy White' in that I converted into chalk paint. You can skip the priming and sanding if you really want to when using chalk paint. However, I knew this dresser was going to get a lot of wear and tear, so I went ahead and did extra prep work.

DIY Media Console: How To Paint Furniture


Then I got a little creative and used some leftover metallic paint and a stencil to spruce it up a bit.

I decided to use the stencil on the part underneath where the knobs go on each drawer.

DIY Media Console: How To Paint Furniture

I used a little spray adhesive and some tape to secure it, and then used my roller to roll on the Martha paint.


I ended up with a cute little stenciled detail on each drawer.

DIY Media Console: How To Paint Furniture

Then, I used some old brass knobs that I had pulled off some other old furniture a long time ago. They were hideously brass, but I loved the shape of them. Using a couple coats of Oil Rubbed Bronze, I was able to make them look fresh and updated.



Ultimately I decided to take the legs off of the dresser so that it would be a better height for our living room. I kept them though, so that I can return this dresser to its former glory when I'm ready to sell it and upgrade.

DIY Media Console: How To Paint Furniture

DIY Media Console: How To Paint Furniture

DIY Media Console: How To Paint Furniture

I think it's a great solution for now, and fits well in our living room.

Thanks for joining me! Don't forget to pin this post so you'll have it when it's time to paint your own furniture!



To see more furniture painting tips, check out this post.


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