Wednesday, 11 April 2012

TV Cabinet Makeover - Fail and Save....




 Hi Everyone,

I'm so excited to share this project with you all....

Over the weekend - I decided that I would get onto the T.V cabinet in the kids room. Its a project that I have had on my list for ages. 

An awful before..... Eew please excuse the dust.....




 I sanded and primed....and Sean added feet..


 And at the same time Miss Maclayne played peeping Tom on the neighbours....Seriously!


 As the afternoons are cooler and darker - I had to finish the painting inside. The kids chose turquoise and I was happy to oblige as its my favourite colour..... clever kiddos...
  

This is where things began to FAIL dismally... I really wanted to try my homemade stenciling again. 

I cut out 8 flower shapes and taped them onto the two side panels (the nagging feeling started here)

   

I painted the panels white and when dry I gently peeled the "stickers" off..... 

Shudder.... oh! Not Good!


I thought I could save it by adding a pop of colour - so I painted a layer of yellow to each flower.....

By now it was 1.30 am and I was NOT HAPPY!!!!!! So I posted a status update on Facebook and threw myself into bed, hoping I would have some inspiration the next morning.....



Right... next day.... I sanded the panels back till they were smooth and started taping off segments - I was finally going to try the Ombre effect that everyone is doing.



Finally....I think I saved the poor cabinet!

Sean still liked the flowers - bless him for trying to make me feel better....


I'm so happy with the final look. Can't wait to set it up in the kids room.

Here is a quick before and after....



 So??? What do you all think?




xxx


22 comments:

  1. I love what you have done. The white basket looks really good sitting on the shelf and it'll add a bit of colour in your room without having to add to many additional items.

    I came over from one of the numerous link parties last week. Love that I've found someone who is blogging next door (bad joke I'm from Brisbane, Australia).

    Thank you for sharing.

    oneplusoneequalssix-q.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you so much Megan - I'm so glad your visiting again. My bestie is moving to Perth this later this year. Popping in to visit you in a mo xx Nat

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  2. Natalie, this turned out awesome! I would have a hard time putting it in the kids room and not keeping it for myself! Sorry it was a pain, but it ended up great! Thanks for sharing it with us!

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    1. Aw thanks Danni - it does look really good in the kids room - now to get the rest of the decor to match haha xx Nat

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  3. What a transformation Nats! I do prefer the finished result as opposed to the stencils. I especially love how you painted the side panels with the gradual change of block colours from a darker blue to white. Well done, awesome job.



    xxxAudra

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    1. Thanks Auds - I dont know what I was thinking when I did the flowers to be honest xx Nat

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  4. Oh I love how this turned out! I like the ombre look much better! Great job with this :)

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    1. Thanks Taryn - I'm really glad I tried the ombre - I've been loving all the project I've seen but never thought to try it before xx Nat

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  5. Hi Nat, I love it! Great save! Thanks for dropping by my blog too! x Julie

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  6. I am laughing because this is exactly how I work on my projects. I just keep going until I like it or I donate it to the thrift shop. Whichever comes first :)

    blessings,
    karianne

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    1. Karianne - I hear you girl!!!! My post should have said - "I threw myself onto my bed and had a mini tantrum" but thought no-one would like to hear that lol xx Nat

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  7. I actually like the flowers. I think they're sweet, especially with the yellow edges. However, I agree that the ombre looks better.

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    1. Oh Al your so sweet but NO the flowers had to GO!!!! hehe xx Nat

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  8. It turned out great in the end! Way to stick with it until you were satisfied :) Thanks so much for sharing at The Mother Lode linky party over at I Gotta Create!
    <3 Christina
    http://igottacreate.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Christina. I don't give up too easily so I'm glad inspiration flowed eventually xx Nat

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  9. I think it looks amazing!! Thanks for sharing at SweetTalkin' Sunday! Amazing what paint can do!!

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    1. Thanks Lisa - now to get the rest of the room sorted lol xx Nat

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  10. :O That would look amazing in my front room!! I have an old grey TV stand that I got second hand off Paul's nan's friend and it is in dire need of a makeover. Fancy popping round and sorting it for me? :P

    I'm following via bloglovin'. You've got some really great posts on here :)

    Adele @ Mammy Made

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    1. Oh Adele - I would love to make it over for you.... think shipping costs may be a bit high though lol! And thank you for following - yay! xx Nat

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  11. Hello! I’m stopping in to invite you to join us at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop
    this week!

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    I hope to see you there!
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    Kathy
    The Chicken Chick

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