We were fortunate enough to be given a flat screen tv from our old next door neighbor...I know, awesome, Right? Well, the old tv went downstairs but because it is such a beast we needed to keep the stand we had with it because it can support the weight. So I was on a search at thrift stores, yard sales and finally craigslist.
I found this beauty on craigslist for 60 bucks. It was in good shape but I was not lovin the color.
First, with my Mouse electric sander I sanded down all the glossy finish...with the help of my princesses and my handsome nephew.
Next I painted a coat of Prairie Sage by Glidden but it seemed way to light after I got it on. Luckily I only had purchased a quart so back to Home Depot I went.
Next I got Frosted Pine semi-gloss by Glidden in a quart and painted two coats. Allowing 24 hours between coats and sanding lightly between coats too.
Next I used my sander and sanded down the edges and all the places I wanted distressing down to the bare wood. I also hand sanded some of the more difficult to reach spots.
After wiping down the dust I used a light colored staining pen to stain all the exposed wood and wiped down the excess.
Then I applied two coats of a semi-gloss polyurethane allowing it to dry at least 24 hours in between. I am an impatient person and this project seemed to take forever! I am very pleased with the final product though. The color turned out perfect! And I kept the original hardware. I thought they turned out nicely.