Hello friends...hope all of you had a wonderful weekend. Mine was ....how do I say it...HOT! I'm not talking Brad Pitt in 'Legends of the Fall' hot.
I'm talking 97-100 degrees and humid Hot!
So to amuse myself, I decided to keep it all indoors this weekend and paint the television table I bought a few weeks ago. We finally joined the rest of the world and became proud owners of an HD flat screen TV.
I am soooo not up with all the new technology.
First of all, I have to say that I don't know if I like seeing everyones pores and wrinkles...way too much information for me and very distracting. Bet the plastic surgeons in LA had a boom in their practices when HD was introduced.
Back to my painting...bye Brad..........please wait for me in the other room.
The local unfinished furniture store was closing it's local location and having a 25% off sale. I had been meaning to pop in to look for a TV stand..perfect timing!
This is what I decided on. Perfect height and width. Love the two cupboards, which I think I might install some shelves in. The open middle area for something decorative and fun. Perfect! Now to decide on a color.
I went with Behr Premium Plus with the primer included. I love this paint...no odor, dries fast and beautiful color choices. I wanted something light, but not white. I chose very pale blue called Offshore Mist...don't you love that name. I want that job... naming paints.
I started on the inside because it is the hardest to reach. That way I am not reaching in and getting paint on my arms from the outside areas. I used one of those 7 inch skinny rollers (not foam!) and a small brush for smoothing. Worked great and was extremely fast.
Looking good so far. This is a good photo of the roller and brush I used. Of course I sanded after each coat to give it a really smooth finish. I had this table painted in less than 2 hours. It helped to have a ceiling fan directly above me...sped up the drying process. I am loving this color! I'll let the paint 'cure' a good two days before I place the TV on it.
It was time for a break while the paint dried.
My man braved the thorns and picked me some lovely wild blackberries from our property. They made a yummy blackberry,banana and strawberry smoothie with vanilla almond milk. Can you believe they make milk from almonds!! What will they think of next?
OK...I'm keeping it real here. This is the old TV entertainment center. That term always cracked me up...Entertainment Center.....makes the TV stand sound like an amusement park. I bought this baby back in 1987 and I was the envy of my neighbors...kinda. VCR's were being introduced...yes I'm THAT old! Until then we only needed a table big enough for the TV..now we need a CENTER!
So out with the OLD............
and in with the NEW!
I simply love it...sleek, but not too contemporary. Great finish with a hint of color which looks beautiful against the pale grey walls. Have not decided what to do about knobs...paint the wooden ones or purchase two metal ones...what do you think?
One more thing....My man is the ultimate perfectionist when it comes to renovations or anything to do with putty, caulking or repairing tiny flaws. Me...I could care less..as The Nester says " it doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful"
We fought over this teeny..tiny nick in the wood. He wanted to fill it in and I wanted to leave it. I had to fend him off with a stick every time he came at it with some putty. I won, but I will forever hesitate to leave him in the house alone...ever! If I ever hear him downstairs in the middle of the night I know what he will be up to.
I'm watching you Mr. Federal Agent man!!!!!!!!!
Until next time..be kind and stay creative.
Joining in with Jennifer at Hope Studios for Tutorial Tuesday!