One of the first things I did after I started my blog a couple years ago was to buy this TV armoire from Craigslist. I loved it then and still do, but the heaviness of the furniture in my living room was starting to get to me during the long dark winter. So I decided to paint it.
I've painted several things white so far, and while it still takes forever to do, I am getting better at it. I invested in a power sander and using it made a big difference in my prep time.
I used Sherwin Williams "Creamy" which is a popular choice of Miss Mustard Seed. I actually used SW "Marshmallow" on some other pieces before I ever heard of her, and it's almost the same color. I sprayed the hardware in Krylon Oil Rubbed Bronze, and I like the contrast and patina, it's kind of a cast iron look.
I removed the doors, the inside shelves and all the hardware to paint it, and that took nearly as long to do as the painting part. Putting it back together took even longer, but I only had 2 extra screws, so I don't suppose it's going to fall apart. I hope. :)
I did a minimal amount of distressing on it, and I intend to give it a couple coats of wax when I get around to it. I thought about a glaze or stain, but I really like it the way it is now.
One problem is that I can't get the doors adjusted properly and they don't exactly line up. My dad is making me a shelf for dvds to put in behind the TV, so maybe he can come by and help me out with the doors too.
Overall it really lightens up the room and looks fresh and spring-y. I'm ready for as much spring as I can get! I also just love to change things up from time to time. Maybe next year you will find me stripping it again (or not!)
I'm joining up with Miss Mustard Seed's Furniture Friday. Have a great week-end!