My latest big project- a media center

Hi again,

It’s been a long time since my last post. I admire you bloggers who have the discipline to post regularly, with your gorgeous pictures, detailed information on your projects and your funny and sweet personal stories. You’re always showing up, touching base, sharing and inspiring us readers. I appreciate all that, and secretly hope one day I can become part of your tribe, but for now, my only ambition is to show up as often as possible.
I live in Connecticut, and those from this part of the country know how hard it is to keep up working at a good pace during our freezing winters. This year, however, temperatures have been unbeliveably mild so I’ve been able to finish and deliver quite a few projects in the last weeks.

With so much work done, I’m realizing I won’t be able to blog about each one of my projects. It’s just not doable at this point. I do share every single piece I refinish on my Facebook and Instagram pages, so at least I keep everything registered somewhere. I decided I will reserve the blog for the most popular ones, such as this media center I recently finished for one of my most loyal customers. We both were very happy to see how nicely these random pieces came together to make a media center. When you see the before picture it is hard to imagine that this might work, but with the magic of color, you can pull that off! The inspiration came from a similar project we saw on Pinterest.

Cute, isn’t it? Color is Behr Taupe mist. Finished with dark brown glaze. All pulls were spray painted with Rustoleum rubbed bronze.
For the tall bookcases, I used my dear paint sprayer, which saved me at least a couple of hours of work for sure.


Let me know what you think.
I hope soon I will have another piece worthy of a blog post.



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It all started in the spring of 2013. I realized how tired I was to see my house entirely decorated with IKEA stuff. Nothing against IKEA, but after 12 years, I just needed some change. I wanted stylish, original furniture, but noticed that everything I liked from retail stores was way out of my budget. Thanks to Google, Youtube, and a couple of amazing blogs, I was able to discover and explore the world of furniture refinishing, and it was the beginning of my addiction. I now spend my days rescuing old, dull, unwanted pieces of furniture to give them a fresh look so they can be displayed, used and loved again for many more years to come. Thanks for stopping by.

16 thoughts on “My latest big project- a media center

  1. I 100% understand what you mean about the time that goes into blogging. My first time around it felt like homework, and I couldn’t bring myself to do it, Right now I have a lot of obstacles but I still try. I don’t want to miss out on your gorgeous work, so I’m now an IG fan. Great page! Best wishes, Kris

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  2. Oh My Goodness!!! What a huge undertaking! This is gorgeous! Oh I do hope you continue to share your wonderful projects! You do such lovely work! Thank you for sharing it at Making Broken Beautiful! You made my day! I hope you have a great weekend!

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  3. Wow, that is a really incredibly before and after! What a gorgeous cohesive look! I love it. I have shied away from latex paints on furniture, but this with the glaze makes me want to give it a go. Beautiful!


    1. Thanks Cheryl, I love using latex paint on furniture and it is very durable. Maybe not the best choice if you want to distress your piece. Go for it! You may be surprised.


  4. Made my way here from Terry’s The Curated Collection. I am completely smitten! That dresser is beautiful. And the use of mismatched pieces for an entertainment center is brilliant.


  5. I have the exact same bookcases….five of them…and have been wanting to do this for a long time, but I’m not brave enough. How did you “fill in” the outdated carvings on the doors and around the top?


      1. Mine have pine branches and cones carved in it that dates it even worse. I had considered filling it with joint compound and sanding before painting, but I don’t know if that will work. Yours looks so good, it makes me want to try.


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