Before and after: Craigslist buffet-turned-TV-console #Do It Yourself#before and after#dresser#makeover#tv December 13 | Megan Finley meganfinley Kristen, the Homie who brought us the re-usable paper towel roll, and the Craigslist chair makeover, brings this GORGEOUS buffet table-turneed-TV console makeover. This just might have you re-thinking that old buffet — or even dresser — that you've been thinking about giving away… Gotta love that yellow table runner! Actually, you gotta love this whole thing. Now who has a buffet or dresser who could use this treatment? Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Megan Finley Megan Finley is the Associate Publisher and Editorial Overlord. When she's not slaving away for the Empire, she's sharing her dork side on her own blog. @meganfinley @meggyfin PREVIOUS Break out the "Grab-bag of Useful Stuff" instead of giving individual holiday gifts NEXT DIY glittery Death Star holiday tree topper Show/Hide comments [ 9 ] I LOVE furniture done over like this. It makes my heart sing. I probably would have gone a little bit different way, but this is still amazeballs and I am obsessed with that color. I have a curio cabinet that needs some love. A LOT of love, and I am considering a similar look, but possibly with some vinyl decal action…. Reply All I can say to this is AHHHHHHHHHHHH THAT IS SO FRIGGIN' BEAUTIFUL IT'S MY FAVOURITE COLOUR AND EVERYTHING AHHHHHHHH AHHHHHHHHHHHHH phew ok done 7 agree Reply Ditto, You took the words out of mouth! Holy crap I want one! Reply I'm not at all ever interested in furniture with curly-q's on it… but I LOVE this redo! It has that little bit of a rockabilly vibe thanks to the colour and the touch of femininity to the dresser. Fantastic! 2 agree Reply That's it! I couldn't put my finger on what vibe I got from it. Rockabilly is the perfect way to put it. Reply This is so &!@#%^*@# pretty!!! Could we have some info on supplies, how long it took, the process, etc? 1 agrees Reply @Natalie- I washed/lightly scuffed the whole thing with a fine grit sanding block, used Zinsser water-based primer tinted to gray (2 coats), and 2 coats of Behr latex enamel paint in Tucson Teal. The silver on the doors was a metallic Martha Stewart paint. I glazed the accents with a dark brown and wiped away all the excess so the glaze stayed only in the grooves, for a clean look. All told, it probably took about 6 hours of work spread out over a 5 day span (which allowed the primer to cure). I added the runner because we got our TV on Black Friday (first ever Black Friday purchase!) and I was worried the paint wasn't fully cured. There is wax paper hiding under the runner to stop the weight of the TV from sticking to the paint. Once you have a few tools in your arsenal, you won't have much to buy for future projects. The only thing I bought new for this project was the metallic paint and the fabric for the runner. 1 agrees Reply I. LOVE. THIS. Whenever I see stuff like this on sites like apartmenttherapy, the comments are always like, "Oh no, how could you paint over that beautiful wood???" and I'm like, "But it's so AWESOME now!!!" 1 agrees Reply Beautiful!! This reminds me of the craigslist youtube channel/the episode about the interior designer…it's pretty sweet, you can see it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6du5_IHlB0&list=EL8Onj3XYanjQ&index=7 Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.