A little paint can go a long way!

As we have posted before, a credenza would make a perfect DIY project for any space.  Everyone could use extra storage in their home or office and we are never short on storage credenzas in our Used Furniture Showroom.  A little love and a fresh coat of paint can make a big impact.  The great thing about credenzas is that they can be used in just about any room of the house!  Here are some examples…

  • Dining room buffet:  Use a credenza to hold plates, trays, food accessories and more.  It is also a great place to set serving dishes instead of overcrowding the table.
  • TV console:  Whether your tv is mounted or you need something to set it on, a credenza would make a perfect console by giving the room a focal point as well as plenty of dvd/game storage.
  • Craft or game room storage:  Hide all of your balls of yarn, scrapbooking accessories, paint supplies or kids’ toys and games in the multiple drawers and cabinet space.
  • Entryway or foyer:  A credenza would be a great place to display pictures and keep your keys.  It would also add style and make a good first impression on your guests.
  • Bedroom console or vanity:  Store your clothes, accessories, makeup and more!
  • A bar!  For those of you who like to imbibe, it could display bottles, glasses, an ice bucket and all the ingredients to your favorite drink.
  • Home Office:  Don’t forget what it was originally intended for!  It is still a great place to keep important documents, office supplies, and your printer.

When we saw this traditional credenza, we knew it would be a great candidate for a makeover.  As in our previous DIY projects, we purchased Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Primer which sticks to all surfaces and doesn’t require sanding.  We happened to have some leftover Benjamin Moore Hale Navy paint from our showroom remodel and we are in love with the color.  This classy shade has the perfect balance of warm and cool undertones and mixes beautifully with any color decor.  For the drawer pulls, we purchased Rust-oleum Metallic spray paint in Champagne Mist.

We put on two coats of primer and then three coats of paint.  The most important thing is to let the paint fully dry in between coats.  Beauty can’t be rushed and this will give you the best results.  In between coats, the drawer pulls were sprayed with two coats of spray paint.

The project took a couple of days because we gave plenty of time for each coat to dry, but the result was amazing.  What do you think?


After 2nd Coat

Spray Paint On Drawer Pulls

Reinstalling the Pulls

Stop by our Used Furniture Showroom today to pick up your own weekend DIY project.  For more step by step tutorials on painting furniture, visit our DIY Friday Pinterest board and keep checking back for more great DIY inspiration!