How to Makeover a TV Console

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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 my console 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 removed the doors and cleaned the console.
 I painted 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. I will wait a few hours between coats so that the paint will cure and not come off when I sand it. I let the primer sit overnight and painted the piece with my paint color the next day. 
I used a dry brush technique to achieve this look.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. You can view my dry brush 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.
Suggested materials:
  • Primer and Paint
Sherry@Savvy Apron
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