TV Stand Makeover

Hey guys! I wanted to give you an update on what I’ve been working on for the past few weeks. I picked up this laminate/wood tv stand second-hand for only $60 to replace an older and less interesting stand we’ve had for some time. The varnish had a few scratches on it and the masonite backing was torn but other than that it was in excellent condition.

Dark Brown TV Stand/Credenza Before

I had seen a similar tv stand recently at Canadian Tire that I really wanted, the only difference being that it was white, but they wanted $500 for it!! So when I saw this for $60, I had to get it! I then had to invest $26 in paint and sandpaper but I think I still came out ahead (just a little bit of sarcasm there).

Mouse Sander TV Stand Makeover

First, I used a course sandpaper to roughen up the surface and take off as much of the old varnish as possible.

Sanding Dark Brown TV Stand

Sanding Dark Brown TV Stand Cabinet Doors

Once I was done sanding, I wiped it down a few times with soapy water to make sure there was no leftover dust that would get into the paint.

I used Behr’s Alkyd Semi-Gloss Enamel which is what the paint expert at Home Depot told me is considered their furniture paint. It really went on well and definitely has an enamel-like finish.

Behr Alkyd Semi-Gloss Enamel White Paint TV Stand Makeover

It took about 2 coats using a roller brush to cover the dark wood and about 4 coats using a paint brush to cover all of the corners and inside lines.

TV Stand Makeover White Cabinet Doors

TV Stand Makeover White Paint

I let it dry for a few days in-between coats but the instructions indicate you can apply additional coats after an hour.

So after approximately 7 hours of sanding and painting, I can finally say it was totally worth it!

Before After White TV Stand

I think it’s even nicer than the new one I was drooling over, and I was able to personalize it by adding these clear glass knobs also from Home Depot.

Crystal Glass Knobs White TV Stand

Before After Painted White TV Stand

Before After White TV Stand

It’s starting to get a bit busy with Christmas only a few weeks away but I’m hoping to have our dining room finished before the new year so stay tuned and let me know what you think!

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11 Comment

  1. Jolie you did an amazing job with the tv stand, it is beautiful!

    1. Thanks Jocelyne! I’m in love with it :)

  2. Robin Constantin says: Reply

    I saw this stand and wanted it n stopped to see where to purchase one like it. Boy was I disappointed it wasn’t available. Awesome job, great find. You go girl.

    1. Thanks Robin! Good luck with your search!

  3. Deeew (Dionne) says: Reply

    Really excellent! Nice work

  4. Great job! I love it!

  5. Just my style, you did a super job!!!

  6. Jeanette Mitchell says: Reply

    HI Jolie Dionne,
    I’m very happy to join your beautiful site today. I’m a doit yourselfer and your ideas are great. My Daddy’s small dresser is my TV stand and now I know what to do with it. Thank you for your ideas!

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