We've had some crazy weather recently. Our whole neighborhood received some massive winds last week on Thursday. Leaving us with trees down everywhere, power out, water out etc etc. Took many hours to get everything cleaned up so we could even get down the street. Was a "fun" weekend to say the least. Luckily the weather wasn't the super insane heat and we had pleasant weather over the weekend, until the power and water were restored.
So while I do not have pictures of my Craft Desk this week, my "desk" this week was my front porch. Be sure to head over and share your space with everyone at Julia Stamping Ground.
I decided to make the best of the decent weather and work on something outside. I bought this old buffet for 30 dollars at a garage sale and just knew I wanted it to be a shabby TV stand. It's ornate features and curves just has me from the moment I saw it. And for 30 dollars I couldn't pass up such a good deal. It only took me about 4 hours to complete, thankfully because the weather was nearly perfect for fast, non sticky drying of the piece.
|This is how this beauty started out. Not too bad and in overall good condition.|
|I just adored the curve along the top of the buffet and how the top drawer held the same curve.|
|We kept the hardware on it and just gave it a flat black paint.|
|First we took it outside and have it a good sanding. A gritty paper first them a super fine grit. I didn't worry to much about making it perfectly smooth and some of the imperfections to me add a heck of alot of character.|
|I then gave it a faux weather look, but randomly applying some of the flat black to the edges and dry brushing it here and there. I just kept doing it until I felt good about how it looked.|
|I had considered making a few of the drawers into flat shelves instead. But upon looking over it decided against it.|
|And this is the final project! Thanks for stopping by.|