Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Antuiqued Turquoise and Quatrafoil Topped Entertainment Center

Ok so first of all, I apparantly can not remember to get a good before shot so this is all I have for you.

This entertainment center was given to us from my husband's parents. I never saw any potential in it and had really thought to get rid of it quite a few times.
That was until I became obsessed with all these awesome craft blogs popping up. So for this project I got my inspiration from All Things Thrifty and the CSI Project.
I just LOVE anything turquoise or "ocean blue breeze" as the spray paint can said the color was.
I first did a quick sand job, very quick. Then I dented it up a bit with a hammer and scratched it too. I used about 5 cans of spray paint. I followed that up with more sanding. I really wanted a rustic worn look. After that I used an antiquing glaze all over it.
Next I used the free download for a Quatrafoil stencil and then cut it out.
This part took the longest.

I painted it by hand with a brown craft paint. It took about 4 hours because of the detail on it.
I then followed that up with a bit more sanding to make it more worn again.
After all was dry I put on the finishing glaze and Vwalla!
The greatest part about the project is it is imperfectly perfect. Any "mistakes" made it that much better! And it was all for about $30!

We love it and it brings my room together a bit more with my DIY lamps and love sac. Although I am not the best at photography, sorry.
Thanks to All Things Thrifty and CSI Project for inspiring me.
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6 comments:

Barb said...

Great transformation.

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

Oh my goodness - I love it! Thanks so much for linking it up! I'll be featuring it soon on my tatertots blog!

XOXO
Jen

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

I LOVE that top! Awesome!!

Stephanie Cameron said...

So pretty! It is a shame that the top is so high...it can't be seen more. What a stand out!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that looks so amazing! i love the top of it, especially. thanks for stopping by my blog as well- i tried to click on you and i kept getting a broken link, but tonight i am finally getting a chance to check out all the projects!

Mel the Crafty Scientist said...

Love your blog and this project featuring quatrefoil (one of my favorite patterns!) so I featured your project in my roundup of crafty quatrefoil projects here. Feel free to check it out and hope you like it!

-Mel the Crafty Scientist

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