Entertainment Center Makeover

I found this lovely piece on craigslist for $250.00. I was looking for a piece made from maple - which this was. Like others I really love the beauty of wood - especially maple. Unfortunately it had some damage and I ended up doing a complete makeover on it. I will use it as part of an entertainment center to house the home theater that I bought at a garage sale. I found another piece which I will also use beside this one and will share before and after photos of it when it's complete. This piece is quite roomy and is a great place to display keep sakes from family members who are no longer with us. It was an easy project and I'm pleased with the results. I will post the steps I used in the photo captions.
After Photo: This is the finished product after the makeover.
After Photo: This is the finished product after the makeover. It fits very nicely in the space I have for it without crowding it or over powering the space.
Before Photo: The unit was made in two pieces. I separated them. This is the top of the unit before the makeover. I washed both pieces down well first. I used Elmers wood putty to fill in the damaged areas. I then painted each piece with Zennser 1 2 3 water based primer which is designed for use on all surfaces because it had a varnished finish. Finally I painted it with Behr water based interior paint using a foam roller with three coats of paint. I will follow this up with acrylic top coat to protect it from damage.
Before Photo: The unit was made in two pieces. I separated them. This is the bottom of the unit before the makeover. I washed both pieces down well first. I then painted each piece with Zennser 1 2 3 water based primer which is designed for use on all surfaces because it had a varnished finish.
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