For the longest time now I have suffered in a family room that I have not been happy with. I never really fully decorated it because we always had the intention of gutting and remodeling it. The house was built for weekenders originally so the insulation and windows are terrible. But, naturally we have not gotten around to it, and I know now it will be the last project on the list.
For Christmas Randy and I decided couches would be our gift to each other. They are coming on February 8th. So, I have decided to redecorate and finally feel comfortable in this room. For budget reasons, I won't be going to crazy. I'll just re-do things I can for a low cost. I have started with my TV stand. I originally painted it over 10 years ago. This awful color must have been in style then??? I hate it....Here it is:
The new couches are going to be a black leather, so I wanted the new color to compliment them. I painted them this bright blue.
Once it was completely dry, I wanted to give it a black glazed treatment. Did I mention a FREE black glazed treatment. I watered down some black paint for a simple, easy, and free glaze. When doing this treatment, work in sections. First I brushed "my glaze" on.
Then I would wipe the majority with a paper towel:
It was still a little to dark, so I took a damp paper towel and continued to wipe more giving it a look I was pleased with.
The final result came out just the way I wanted it to. The blue is a little darker than my pictures are showing.
Again, the before:
And the after:
Throughout the week, I will share my changed projects. I will have the room reveal February 8th or 9th once I have my new couches.
I'll be linking up to THESE fabulous parties....