(The saga continues…)
I finished my Goodwill Credenza a couple of weeks ago and it is still sitting in my garage. I am not ready to move it into the sunroom quite yet.
I really like how it turned out. I do not have any decent photos of the piece but once I move it inside I will post updated photos.
Once we got it sanded down, I used a mahogany stain on the top. I did three coats and lightly sanded between each coat. On the base of the
credenza I used chalk paint. I mixed up my own chalk paint and I have to say that I loved it. It went on so smooth and was much cheaper to
make my own and
the paint colors are now unlimited!
Chalk Paint Recipe
1 Part plaster of paris
2 part flat latex paint
I mixed the plaster of paris with a little bit of water and stirred it until it was smooth and was the texture of glue. I added the paint to the
plaster of paris mixture and stirred until it was thoroughly mixed. I talked to some people that have tried this formula and thought it was a bit
grainy but I did not have this issue.
The only thing I had to do when I was painting was add a bit more water from time to time. I am such a slow painter that the mixture would
get a little thick but once I added a little water and stirred it it was fine. I also use this mixture on another smaller project and had no issues.
Once the paint was dry I used Annie Sloan clear wax. Once I buffed that I let it set for a day or two. I then mixed some of the Annie Sloan clear
wax with some dark wax I had on hand which was BriWax. I applied it with a brush then rubbed it off. It toned down the white paint and
gave it a worn feel which will go well with the other pieces of furniture in the room. The credenza was missing most of the hardware so I
picked up some black knobs at Home Depot. I am so happy with this piece and the fact that it was only $40 makes it even better!
When I get this piece moved into the sunroom, I will take some more pictures so you can get a better idea of what it looks like.
Finally…the picture I promised of the credenza in the Sunroom. We’ve been using it in the Sunroom for about 5 months. I have always loved having the tv concealed but I like this set up now. I guess a girl is allowed to change her mind!