I dream of built in shelves... so pretty- so clean and neat... but alas... they are only a dream!
But then the maker of dreams dropped into my lap in the form of Craig and His List!!
A nice lady that lived near me wanted her three piece entertainment center out of her garage for $200- two end bookshelves and a center Armoire. Now the center piece I couldn't use because it does not fit the Hubs big flat screen TV- but she went down to $150 as long as I took it all so I did! and as of yesterday I sold the middle unit for $60, so I think I am doing ok on the deal!
This is how the beauties came to me...
Fine- but I have mostly dark wood in my house and I knew that this would be white to match with what we already had the TV on.
Because I am not a fan of sanding- it is way to tedious for me- I primed them both with Zinsser- it is awesome and will create a surface that anything will stick to!!
At a certain point in a project like this though I suddenly think...
and still going...
It was at this point that I popped off the particle board backing- which if you have furniture with that on the back don't waste your time pulling each staple out... just give it a few bangs with your fist through the front and it will most likely just pop off.
I had satin white paint on hand so that is what my final coat was- and then I was feeling a little creative so I decided to do my fave stencil that I am obsessed with right now on the backing and nail it back on.
Now this was going fine until I decided to get fancy and had my polyurethane out for another project and just thought... hmmm... why don't I just put some on here too to make it shiny and nice and protected?!
Bad idea!! it has a yellowish tint to it so it looks yucky now! yes, Yucky is what I am going with. But I left them on for now to wait for energy inspiration to strike again and now it has! I think it would add a lot more interest if I switched the stencil- meaning- repainted the particle board the tan-ish color and then did the stencil in white- because it will then bounce off of the color in my curtains (more on that later).
ok, ok... here they are... but what are your thoughts... darker background for the stencil? no backing? sand down what I have and just leave it?
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