Sunday, August 12, 2012

Can’t Leave Well Enough Alone

When we retired the 36 inch box TV for a large screen TV several years ago, Mr. Whimsy took hostage my buffet. Well, actually, all the TV stands we found were too modern for my tastes. Took some measurements, and the buffet was the natural choice. (And, I didn’t have to spend money!)DSC00205
Here is the buffet with its hutch. I found this set in an antique shop in Milano, TX (population 400). I think I paid about $50. The only thing the buffet lacked were the bottom doors. Nothing a yard of fabric and a tension rod can’t fix.
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Mr. Whimsy would get frustrated with the curtain and the inability of the remotes to work through the fabric. We tried the little fence for a while…
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Then we removed the drawer and added a shelf. We moved the receiver to the shelf and I made new curtains out of burlap. Underneath was a tangled mess, though. Eventually a sound bar went on the shelf and the receiver and gaming equipment went below. We pulled the wires up off the floor and added baskets for the movies, games, and remotes. The glorious thing about the burlap is the remotes work THROUGH it!
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Everything stays hidden, but if you look carefully, you can see the lights on the receiver. Momma’s happy and Daddy’s happy! I have been wanting to repaint the now “media center” for a while.
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How about some ASCP?
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I used the Chateau Grey (sage green) on the outside and the Country Grey (light beige) on the inside and as accents on the legs.
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I waxed the piece with an old sports sock and rubbed in the stain.
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It toned down the piece beautifully! (Now if only I could get my hair color to tone down, but that’s another story.)
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Mr. Whimsy likes that there is a lot of room for the air to circulate around his electronics.
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And can you guess who his favorite football team is?
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Ta-da! Only with ASCP can you paint a media center without moving it outside in the mid summer heat or dying from the fumes (and keep watching the Olympics). I think I am loving it!
Well I have started back to work, so I better get some shut eye. Y’all have a great week!

Love, Whyt

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  1. Love the new paint job! It looks beautiful!! My hubby just bought a bigger tv on friday and it looks ridiculous sitting on our small table. I scoured craigslist and found a buffet that I'm picking up tomorrow to set our tv on. I am also planning to paint mine with chalk paint. Where do you buy your chalk paint from? I was going to go to Village Antiques. Is there any place closer that sells it?

    1. Wonderfaux Studios in Stafford is prob the closest. Michelle is just north of 90 on the SW Fwy (59). She also sells in Spring which is close to where I work. If you have any othe ???, let me know!

  2. what a great job! the paint looks perfect and the baskets are a great idea....i had many things stashed in my under the table baskets...!!

    1. Thanks Annmarie! Baskets can help even the worse "pile" look neat.

  3. So smart that the remotes work through the burlap! Nicely done!

  4. Following from Mom's Monday Mingle!

    I need to do this!!

    Please stop by & say Hello, if you have the chance. (And follow)


    1. Thanks for stopping by! I will be heading over!

  5. Wow, that is so cute! You did a great job! Love the burlap. :)

    1. Thanks Kathy! I love burlap too. So inexpensive, natural and homey.

  6. great compromise! i hate the openness of my tv stand, and this could work.

    1. Good luck with your TV stand! Send me a picture when you are finished!

  7. following your blog from the mom's monday mingle 15

  8. The curtain gives it a nice country charm and I like how you used the baskets for dvds and other items! Great use of space. I'm now a follower.

  9. That is the perfect touch. Really looks good. Thanks for sharing with the newbie party.

    1. Thanks for hosting the Newbie party! I appreciate your and/or requirement. ;-)

  10. so unique and soooooo awesome.

    found you via MMS's party where i'm partying too. would love to have you as a follower.

    smiles and happy weekend.



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