I am so pleased with this project that I want to show you how to makeover a tv console easily. We have so many things that we need right now like trees cut down and new gutters and roof repair at the lake. Anytime that I can manage to update an out-of-date piece in my home makes me so happy.
We had purchased this console about 7 or 8 years ago, and it is so dark in the room. I do not have a before picture of how dark it is but I did get this off a video on my phone of my dog playing.
When I want a new piece of furniture, I look at it and try to come up with ways to update the existing piece. I wanted a new tv console so I googled tv consoles and got an idea of what I like. My thoughts are to try to update using a weathered paint technique. So what if I mess up, it is worth a try before I throw it out and purchase a new one.
I cleaned the console well and taped off the windows.
Paint the console with two coats of primer. One thing that I have found that makes a painted piece look brand new is to lightly sand with a medium grit sanding block between coats. I very lightly sand after each coat of primer and each coat of paint. Always wipe the piece with a tack cloth or a damp cloth after sanding. If not, you will have dust in your paint
. Wait a few hours between coats so that the paint will cure and not come off when sanding it. I let the primer sit overnight and painted the piece with my paint color the next day.
Paint the console.
I used a tan color paint that I already had. I did not use chalk paint but you could. The paint turned out so smooth that it looks brand new. The sanding really makes a difference.
I used a dry brush technique to achieve this look. You can see how I did it here. Dry brushing is the easiest paint technique ever. I feel like you can’t mess it up. If you do, you can add some paint on top and try again after the paint dries. I dip the end of the brush in a light gray paint and wipe as much of the paint off the brush as I can. I lightly make small random brush strokes with my brush. See my detailed post here.
Painting this piece totally brightens up this corner of my room, and I honestly like this TV console as much as if I had purchased a new one. The best part about updated old furniture is the money that you save your family. This is how to update a TV console but you could use this easy technique on any piece of furniture you want.