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Sunday, March 18, 2012

FEELIN' BLUE

My inlaws gave me some free furniture about 8 years ago. The buffet was solidly built and I ended up painting it a glossy black colour


I have had it black for about 2 years and didn't want black in the living room, where I am desperately trying to add colour. I bought some orange/red paint to do paint the stand



How ugly is that? It was not even close to what I wanted. Sigh. What to do, what to do. While rummaging through my paint closet, I saw that I had lots and lots of, that's right, turquoisey blue paint left!!! Yeah.

First, though, I had to take the top drawer out of the cabinet and buy a piece of plywood to put in that space. Then I covered the wood with some leftover Elvis material. Looking good so far. Here it is with the first coat of paint


Then, I got my trusty walnut stain out and painted and wiped the whole thing. I wasn't sure what knobs to use, so I just put the old ones back on.



I also painted a few of the picture frames surrounding the tv, to get rid of the black on the walls



I love the pop of colour on the wall



Now I am just debating whether to do the other set of frames red. What do you think?

So, now I am feelin' blue about my tv stand - but in a good way!!!

I am a party animal

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    1. I like it because it isn't overpowering. The stain really toned it down.

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  2. The color is fantastic! I really love the pop of color on the wall too! Great job Vicky!

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    1. You don't think the red is too much? Should I do the other frames too?

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  3. i LOVE this with the bright turquoise and with one drawer out. i have a piece i'd like to tweak in this way, but i'm too nervous about it. oh well, one day!

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    1. I wasn't nervous at all. It was so easy to do. I think you should go for it!!!

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  4. Love this! Isn't it so satisfying to paint things when they turn out the way you want! Good job not getting too frustrated when the first color didn't work out ;)

    Your thumbnail caught my eye because I also painted a piece of furniture blue last week -- come check it out! I'd love to know what you think:

    http://homesweetsnl.blogspot.com/2012/03/sunroom-redo-part-2-painting-laminate.html

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    1. thank goodness I don't get too upset - you can always change paint. kind of like hair colour!!! thanks for visiting. I have already popped over and oogled your blue cabinet. Gorgeous!

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  5. I love this! Love the lines on the bottom of the cabinet! I say go for it, paint the other frames red too!

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  6. I liked it before the stain, but I loved it after!
    What a big and awesome difference it made!
    Thanks for linking up to my Creative Inspirations party!
    Please come back Thursday to link up again!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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    1. Thanks for having the party, Stacey. I love the effect of the stain - retains the colour, but tones it down a little. It is my new favorite thing to do.

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