When we first moved in, we used a hideous TV stand from Best Buy. Our living room is our entry room, which dictated a rather unusual layout. The best location for our TV was against a wall that was only 40-something inches wide, so the beautiful 60" TV stands that I spotted on the Internet wouldn't work.
I knew it was time to make something.
This project killed two birds with one stone: I needed to get that eyesore out of the living room, and I wanted to experiment with Annie Sloan chalk paint. You don't have to sand or prime the piece before you use it! How amazing is that?
I found this beauty for free on Craig's List:
There it stands, next to the now-replaced hideous TV stand. Into the studio we go!
First I painted it a gorgeous Provence blue:
...and then realized the blue wouldn't match anything in the living room.
One thing you have to know about me: I try REALLY HARD to stay away from pink and green, but... the combo just calls to me. I'm not sure if it's all the Lilly I grew up with or what, but pink and green make me SO HAPPY.
It's not too feminine, right? After all, I'm trying to create a gender-neutral household.
Then I used the Clear and Dark soft wax to make it look antique and protect the chalk paint.
Here it is in its new home! I left the inside blue for a fun color surprise.