Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Entertainment Center

I found this amazing beaut @ the D.I. (local thrift store) for a whoppin' $10.00. 
Seriously, a steal. 
I felt like I was going to be cuffed and locked away 'cause I was getting it for so cheap!
The whole thing was real wood, no veneer- so double score for me!

It was missing a drawer and had some nasty decals that dated it. 
So those were the first things to go!

After lots of sanding, priming, and my hubby making lots of customized pieces, it was ready to paint.
The hub made a top shelf, cut out a backing, and also made a shelf where the missing drawer was.
Such a good slave!
(above pic... is the shelf he added where another drawer should have been)
 Loved this new decal. 
Cost me as much as the hutch though!

I found these beautiful knobs clearanced @ the Home Depot for $6.20 a set.

I painted  the entertainment center country white with the intentions to glaze it as well.
I got out my favorite glaze....
...glazed away, and HATED it. 
I had to repaint over what I had glazed 3 times!

But after more painting it was once again clean and fresh!
After I was done painting my kind Love Buckets (aka my husband) felt sorry for me and told me to go rest and he would poly coat it. This is what I walked upstairs to a little later....
That is my hubby hard at work  poly-coating my entertainment center in his PJ shorts and YES- his desert racing boots. 
I got a good laugh. (he is going to kill me for showing  you all--haha)
I asked him what he was doing and he replied " I needed to try out my new riding boots and feel manly while I helped you with your crafts!"
Oh I LOVE him!!!

Now it is finally ready to assemble!
I had to fix the baskets I bought so they wouldn't scuff up the paint.

A little felt and hot glue did the trick!
 Now to put everything back in it.....
......FINALLY a home for everything again!
(My other hutch was leaning and needs some MAJOR tlc.)

Here is one more before and after, side by side.
A huge THANK YOU also to our friends who helped me lug this puppy from the thrift store home!

I am off to get my package ready for one of you lucky viewers!
Are you excited to see what is in it?
Just a little longer and you will know!
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  1. Oh...wow! I need that....hopefully I can find a good deal like you did!! Great job!!

  2. That IS a deal! And it turned out great! I can't believe you had to paint over the glaze! I'm so sorry! ;) It was worth it, though. Excellent job.

  3. Gorgeous!! & felt on the basket bottoms=BRILLIANT!! thank you!!

  4. That looks like a brand new custom made piece! Beautiful work!

  5. those baskets are just perfect in that missing drawer spot! it all came together beautifully! thanks for linking to my party!

  6. What a find! Seriously, you did an amazing job! Tell Ali Hi for me - It's Melanie from her old Stake and we shared the crazy crafting gene back then!
    Happy to have found your blog!

  7. That is really nice. Right now I am repainting a dresser that I worked very hard to complete. After 6 months, I decided that I just didn't like it. That's the way it goes.

  8. That is a killer re-do, and such a great price - I'm jealous - you did a great job!

  9. Beautiful! And the baskets are a perfect touch. What would we do without our slav... oops, husbands?
    Megan :)

  10. Awesome! I wish my thrift store furniture pieces weren't an arm and a leg!

  11. How fabulous! Don't you just hate when you try something and just know it'll work (glaze) and then have to not only start over, but fix your great idea? That's a page outta my book!

    And those boots! I had no idea what they were. Look like something from Star Wars!!! But what a sweetie for helping you out. Tell him, tho, that's not a 'craft'. That's DIY Decor, Baby!

    Would love for you to stop by this weekend and join Passion for Paint!


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  13. What a great find and a awesome redo on both your parts!!!...and beau, perfectly manly duds for crafting!!
    I havent played in so long...your sight makes we always want to go get my hands dirty again. Thanks for the inspiration!!

  14. Wow, the redo is fabulous. It looks like you went out and purchased it new!!!

  15. that is gorgeous!!! you are so lucky to have a hubby who sees your vision and is willing to help.

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  17. Ok so I'm SO not surprised because you're FAB but you will have to tell Beau that he made my heart go vrrm vrrrm with that hot outfit! Love you both!

  18. Wow- what a find!! What a change! I need one of these! AH! I can't help myself- I want to try this SOOOOO badly!!!!


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