I love Amish furniture and fell in love with an entertainment center recently. The $3200 price was way out of my budget. Since I had some Amish made pieces that I already was using for my
"entertainment center" but it was just plain black and boring so I decided to take it up a notch. I purchased a wood shelf to place betwen the bookcase units, then added shelf brackets to the top of the fronts to give it more style. My husband installed undercabinet LED lights on the shelves. I found solid wood raised panel doors online for $12 each. After it was put together I trimmed the top with carved molding and added a few other pieces of molding for additional detail. I then painted it with Freshaire organic paint (no longer available) in Midsummer Gold that I had leftover from another project and after a few days used Valspar Burnt Umber glaze to give it an antique look. This was my first attempt at glazing but certainly won't be my last. The total cost was around $120 and I couldn't be more pleased.
Earlier last week I decided to rip the carpet off of my stairs and paint them. Here is my progress so far. Still have a lot of the finish work to do i.e Install moulding, board and batten and paint. Will keep you posted.
Commented on Jun 13, 2012
Awesome, I've been wanting to do this too....after seeing yours I'm inspired to start.