I did a quick furniture flip over the weekend while we move our entire
lives house around to make room for our new baby girl, expected in late January! My two year old daughter is still not sure how she feels about being a big sister, but she got a new, bigger room this week since we moved our office and bedrooms around and I think she may be coming to terms with the new sibling. It has been quite the transition for her, she won’t be the only center of my universe apple of my eye in a few months!
To prepare for the new baby, we will no longer have a designated media space like we used to, the TV watching, chill zone has now all been moved into our formal living room, which, has actually worked out really nicely! We even bought a fancy new sofa sectional for the space! Woo-Hoo!
The old media room is currently being converted into our new bedroom, and I am really happy with how it is
slowly coming along! Since we had our second, smaller TV without a designated place now, I thought I would take a gander on ‘ol Offer Up and see what I would be able to flip into a cute TV stand for our new bedroom. I was on a tiny budget, since we sunk a chunk of money into our new sofa sectional, headboard and new curtains.
I bought this TV stand/Sideboard piece for only $25! It is very sturdy, just had a slight musty smell and some scratches! With a little cleaning, white paint, and new hardware, I knew I could make it absolutely charming!
I sanded the stand down just a bit and filled in a few holes with some wood filler. The first coat of Valspar Antique White paint went on like a dream! I decided to also paint over the detailed brass applique and see if the paint would crack on top of the brass to give it that true shabby feel. I wasn’t really loving the actual pull-knobs, so I left those behind.
Yay! Hobby Lobby!
In the land of fabulous knobs! I honestly took about 8 years to decide on which knobs to get. There were SO MANY beautiful options it was really hard to land on just one design! From sparkly crystals, rustic bronze, and stunning geodes, I landed on some simple, white shabby chic knobs that would fit my chosen aesthetic perfectly. Although, a part of me was slightly devastated I had to leave the super sparkly, crystal knobs behind.
My husband probably appreciated how I abstained from my sparkly instincts. Haha!
I slapped a second coat of paint on the TV stand and just waited for it to dry before I added my knobs.
Then, my husband and a buddy of ours carried it up the
steepest stairs ever stairs for my 7 month pregnant self!
I am SO HAPPY with how the piece turned out! I am always just AMAZED with what a little cleaning, fresh paint and new hardware can accomplish! It is transformed from sad, dated (and slightly orange), to fresh and fabulous! I love how the brass applique I painted over cracked ever so slightly, giving it a well aged look! So cute!
I am slowly but surly decorating our new room and am getting really amped up to tackle the new nursery as well!
Hooray for flipping furniture on the cheap!