Repaint TV Console Reveal – AH Crafty Challenge

My AH Crafty Challenge this week was to re-paint our TV console to match up with our “new” industrial vintage coffee table, etc. Originally I had painted the console black, then painted it what I thought was a turquoise color, which turned out to be more of an ice blue. I wasn’t loving it….it was just MEH, at best. I let it marinate over night to make sure.  Sooooo, I stripped the top (insert naughty pun here), and I’m excited about how it turned out!

Supplies:

paint & more paint

cheapy paint brushes

Citristrip Stripper – highly recommend this stuff!

tape & garbage bag to block off bits

scraper

satin polyurethane (for wood top)

TV Console Before Repainting

TV Console Before Repainting

Here is the TV console in the color that was supposed to be turquoise, yuck, it's ice blue white.

Here is the TV console in the color that was supposed to be turquoise, yuck, it’s ice blue white.

This gel stripper is amazing. Yes, I'm inserting the naughty jokes here too!

This gel stripper is amazing. Yes, I’m inserting the naughty jokes here too!

I painted on a thick coat of Citristrip onto the top of the console, and let it marinate for about 1-2 hours. The paint was extremely easy to scrape off! Highly recommend this stuff.

Taped off the top, and let it sit for 1-2 hours before scraping off.

Taped off the top, and let it sit for 1-2 hours before scraping off.

Came off like butter!

Came off like butter!

I thought I might have to apply stain after removing the paint, but the walnut finish was beautiful. I put on a coat of satin polyurethane, and that was it.

I left bits of the old paint on the top to give it an aged look

I left bits of the old paint on the top to give it an aged look

New color, and almost done. Phew, I'm loving it this time.

New color, and almost done. Phew, I’m loving it this time.

It's done, and we love it. It goes so much better with our "new" coffee table!

It’s done, and we love it. It goes so much better with our “new” coffee table!

12 Top

Painted, re-painted, stripped, and painted again….it’s finally done. It goes great with the industrial kick we’re on.

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