So I was out for a quick jog with my baby when I saw a TV stand/console table on the curb just 2 blocks from my house. At the time I was not much of a dumpster diver. This piece ignited my fire! I immediately thought that I could upcycle this piece into a buffet table.
I made my husband do the dirty work and take the truck to go grab it. I rushed him like it was a free $500 bill on the curb. We brought it inside and I took the doors off and within a day had painted it with a chalk paint I had bought without intentions. This color – called “vintage” covered better than Americana Decor’s white (called “everlasting”). I love chalk paint because there is no prep work once you clean off the dust and since you’re going for a distressed or rustic type of feel you can be sloppy. I painted this at nap time and after my kids went to bed and finished the project easily within one weekend. If you look closely you can see that I was working under poor lighting conditions but to me that adds character to the piece. I’ll always remember painting it when my son was only weeks old.
A week later I was flipping through a Ballard‘s catalogue and saw a similar piece to the one I originally found for $799. My neighbor’s trash – my treasure 🙂
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