Number Twenty Six

The story of two Teessiders and a Yorkshire Schnauzer turning their first house into their first home, one DIY project at a time.

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Upcycled TV Cabinet.


When browsing Pinterest, I fell in love with this side board (below) painted in a mustard yellow colour and decorated with random quirky objects. I decided it would look perfect in our bedroom. Our house is on three floors and the bedroom takes up most of the top floor. It was this room that we fell in love with when we decided to buy the house due to its huge size and it's little nooks and crannies. What we didn't consider was that it would so hard to fill the space! That's why a sideboard such as this would be perfect.



I browsed my go to eBay sellers for second hand furniture to see if I could find something similar and found an old TV cabinet for £20 which was perfect! 



Prior to painting the cabinet, I cleaned it all using sugar soap to get rid of any grease or dirt. I then took the handles off the bottom section so that I could spray paint them black. I couldn't get the handles off the two doors though so I carefully applied masking tape around the shape of them to allow me to spray paint them without getting it on the wood. This was a massive fail though as I ended up getting it everywhere, then having to paint over the black paint arghhh. 




Next it was time to paint. I searched for a colour to match the picture I had seen on Pinterest and found that Annie Sloan's Arles chalk paint was perfect. I painted two coats onto the TV cabinet, following which I sanded it down to make it smooth. It needed quite a lot of sanding as the Annie Sloan paint is quite thick and therefore dried in clumps in places due to the way I'd painted it. Once it was smooth, I coated it with a layer of clear wax and then sanded the edges in places so the dark wood showed through to give it a bit of a rustic look. 




I love it and it fills a space in our room perfectly - just not quite sure what to put in it now... 

Any ideas?! 

KT xo. 


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  1. Gosh, you've done a WONDERFUL job with the cabinet, KT! I'm not exactly sure what I would put in this as well, but it looks like a good place for old stacks of magazines or books!

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment :)
      Books are a good idea! I have loads lying about with no home!

      KT xo.

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  2. Wow it looks wonderful! Some great tips too! #happydiaries xxx

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment :)
      KT xo.

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  3. This is so so so creative. Finally found a blog that is definitely 100% different from the others in every way. It must be exciting working on your home and documenting it alongside.
    Best of luck!
    Zoha xx - Zoe and Tima

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind words!
      I'm new to blogging so getting a comment like that is fab!
      Hope you keep reading and enjoy :)

      KT xo.

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  4. This turned out so well! It's beautiful- the mustard makes it so unique, but also just very pretty to look at. I love colors on the mustard/ ochre spectrum.

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    1. Thanks so much Sarah!
      I also love that colour spectrum, even my wardrobe is suddenly building a collection of mustard coloured items! :)

      KTxo.

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  5. It looks absolutely amazing! I'd never be able to do anything like that.

    Corinne x
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    1. It's really simple if you have the right paint - it just covers everything really well :)

      KT xo.

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  6. This looks fabulous. I like the look of upcycled furniture, but an very unsure of my own skills enough to have a go myself. Thanks for sharing, Tracey xx #happydiaries xx

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    1. Thanks Tracey!
      If you started with something small I'm sure you would be great at it :)

      KT xo.

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  7. I absolutely love this upcycle! Yellow is my favourite colour and it looks incredible in you room :)

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    1. Thank you - it's a very bright colour for furniture but I think it goes perfectly! :)

      KT xo.

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  8. Gorgeous Upcycling!! I love the colour! we're going for grey & yellow in our bedroom, your mustard colours is beautiful!
    Peace & Love KC xx

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    1. Such a lovely colour isn't it! I'm thinking of doing our bedside tables in the same colour!!

      Thanks for the comment lovely :)

      Kirsty xo.

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