Tuesday, May 28, 2013

TV Cabinet Makeover

When I had my booth in an antique mall several years ago,
I came across this awesome Ethan Allen
TV cabinet for our master bedroom.
This piece was a great price and in excellent like new condition.
 
With it's original dark walnut wood this piece was a gorgeous find with plenty of
storage space in the drawers and drop down desk.
 
I knew I would paint it at some point and that time came last year when we gave this room and bath a makeover.
 
Original cabinet.
 
Staring with brush in hand, I hand painted and distressed the cabinet with a flat water based paint.
The color is pecan sandie, the same paint I used in the laundry makeover.
This cabinet seemed to come alive with it's brighter finish.
 
The TV doors are lined with a mesh metal covering.
These can be covered with fabric and I have done that
at one time too.
 
I left the crown original and you will see why in a minute.
Now to the drop down desk, where you see my initials,
I decided to add a graphic.
 
Using a Tracer Projector,
I picked a graphic from the Graphics Fairy
and centered it in place using the projector.

 
With the lights in the room off or very low,
the design will show up on your project to be decorated.
 
Here's the projection
 and enlarged to the size I want
by setting the Tracer at a distance to achieve that size.
 
 
At this point I lightly trace over the design with a pencil.
 
Once the design is complete, I hand paint the design with black acrylic paint.
 
Here is the completed painting.
 


 
With the cabinet open for TV viewing.
 
 
Across the room is the bed and dresser with wood tone top.
This is why I left the cabinet crown dark.
 
I never like to have everything totally matchy, so I do have accent pieces in this space as well.
 
The bed quilt at the foot of the bed is reversible with black and cream stripes on one side
and toile shells and beach theme on the other.
 
The window above the bed has always been a challenge to work with
and the room can't  be moved a different way due to the door going out to the patio.
So I raised the window treatment and rods higher above the window to cover the window completely then
adding the iron header and side vintage arches under the sconces.
 Finally a solution for these
eyebrow windows.
The room still has lots of light from 4 more windows and door in the sitting area to the right.




 
 
I also painted the sky on the ceiling and clouds.
It is nice to wake up to the sky above.
 
 
The room  shares space with the master bath
which also got a makeover and lighter look.


 
Well, that's it~
I decorated both with back toile and cream adding aqua for the summer months.
 
The before and after Ethan Allen cabinet
with the help of a little paint and french label.

 
For the Tracer projector,
I got mine at Hobby Lobby.
 
This one was about 29.99 and I used my 40% off coupon.
It takes a 75 watt light bulb, not included .
 
With some practice and experimenting with positioning,
you can trace nearly anything.
 
You could also use a sharpie pen to fill in the design.
I love the paint process
and find it relaxing.
 
Have a great day.
 
Joining~
 
Happy Creating.
Smiles,
Celestina Marie
 
 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 
 
 
 


 
 

 


46 comments:

Art and Sand said...

Oh, so lovely. I have to say that the finished product is so much better than the original. I would have walked right by the dark piece.

I think I might just need to buy a tracer projector. I love the design you used and think I might actually be able to do something like it.

Valerie-Jael said...

Another fantastic makeover. Your rooms all look so pretty, this is really wonderful work! Valerie

Bente said...

You are just amazing. What a fantastic work you did to all this rooms. Love the cabinet.

Hugs from me

Melanie said...

Everything is lovely! I love the painted ceiling, what a wonderful sight to wake up to! The TV cabinet is awesome!

Old Time Cindy said...

Seriously, how are you able to accomplish so much? You are like the energizer bunny. Everything looks fabulous, of course!
Farmhouse hugs,
Cindy

Graceful Rose said...

Celestina, what a gorgeous makeover! I love the cabinet and your beautiful bedroom! You are very talented! Have a great week.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Celestina!! OMG!! First, what an amazing transformation!! This piece is just stunning!!

Secondly, I love your bedroom transformation!! Beautiful and elegant!!! The black and white is breath taking!!

Fantastic job!!!!

Thanks so much for always stopping by!!

Hugs,
Deb

Angela said...

Haven't been by for awhile but came at the perfect time..you know me and toile!~ lol..Love the look of everything. I have a similar pillow as your's except mine is in red..you know me..Blessings precious sister.

Susan said...

Oh Celestina, your cabinet is beautiful. Its transformation turned out just lovely. What a beautiful bedroom and bath you have, It is so warm and inviting. Very feminine without being so girly it chases away the male figure in your home.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a great piece, Celeste! I love that paint color, too. It certainly brightened it right up! You have such a pretty bedroom and bathroom. I love the toile.

Thanks for the info on the projector, too. I don't know why, but I expected it to be more expensive. With the coupon I think that is a great price.

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

Your bedroom makeover is just stunning..I love every detail! I think you have convinced me that I need a projector, thanks for the tutorial! Have a great week Celeste...hugs, Penny

Karen Harvey Cox said...

You are amazing. What a transformation. I was just browsing through your blog in total awe. You know you have a book here. Have you ever thought of writing a book Celeste. Your ideas are so wonderful and beautiful.

I was thinking about you yesterday, when I hung a little shelf in RJ's room. The shelf has a small teddy bear, a little wooden tug boat and your beautiful shell. I tell everyone who admires the shell that it was painted from my "White House" artist friend.

You are famous in my house. Your calligraphy pieces are remarkable. I love all of your transformations, but you know how much I love French everything and black and white toile is my preferred backdrop.

Thank you for being you Celeste.

Karen

The Comfort of a Safe Place said...

Oh, my...I love your master bedroom and all that you've done with it and the TV entertainment cabinet. It's beautiful! :)

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Great project and what a difference. The color goes perfect in the room with all your other furniture. Love projectors when I can get them to work for me. A lot of times I just freehand because I get frustrated!

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Great project and what a difference. The color goes perfect in the room with all your other furniture. Love projectors when I can get them to work for me. A lot of times I just freehand because I get frustrated!

Jenna LaFevor said...

Wow!! Such an awesome makeover! Would have never thought it looked like that before! Great job! Would love it if you would link this up to Give Me The Goods Monday: 1 Party, 4 Blogs! http://www.rainonatinroof.com/2013/05/give-me-goods-monday-link-party-10.html
Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

Shelia said...

Oh, Darling! This turned out so beautifully! What a difference the paint makes. Now your bedroom is just gorgeous too!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Laura Turner said...

What a beautiful makeover! Love the cabinet and the black and white theme. I am feeling the need to lighten up my walls, and I have always wanted to paint sky on my ceiling :-). I might be heading out to buy paint today!

Have a great week.

Laura from sundayview.blogspot.com

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Wow! What a dazzling room you have! Don't you just love a design challenge? Seems like every home has one. Your project is fantastic. Love the graphics. So clever!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I loved seeing your bedroom!!! Gorgeous! I have an EZ tracer (Have you noticed how we do the same things) Only I can't paint...Coffee??...I used the sharpie! It was the perfect finishing touch!

Carol

1CardCreator said...

Your room is elegant yet comfortable looking, a very relaxing atmosphere. You have such perfect taste, everything looks beautiful together. Your painting totally transformed the beautiful cabinet, gave it so much character! ~Diane

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Celestina Marie,
Working with such a simple but very clever Tracer projector was a smart way for creating this personal touch. The crown's color is also perfect with the dark TV when the cabinet is opened. The ceiling with the clouds makes me think of the Grand Canal shops at the Venetian Resort hotel in Las Vegas where we stayed.
Over the years you have added quite some lovely personal touches to your home!
Hugs to you,
Mariette

izary said...

przepięknie, podziwiam za odręczne malowanie napisów, ja raz próbowałam, ale strasznie trzęsł mi sie ręka :) a sufit z niebem - rewelacja :)

Dorthe said...

You are a fantastic artist my dear!
that cabinet looks wonderful in its new coat- and the way you made the text is fantastic- I think it is a great idea, but am sure it requires a very steady hand!!
The whole make over looks gorgeous, your room is the most lovely place to relax and sleep, and the bathroom so beautiful, too!
Thankyou for letting us in to see your wonderful roome!
Hugs,Dorthe

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Breath taking! You certainly have the talent and the eye for beautiful and elegant design!

Tina C said...

What a wonderful makeover. Your room is swoon worthy, love it.

Pendra said...

Oh Celeste your cabinet makeover is gorgeous. I love wood, but sometimes it just needs to be updated or to make it fit in with other furniture and this makeover is perfect with the rest of your beautiful room! I LOVE the painted ceiling...I would love to wake up to that every morning too!
Hugs,
Pendra

Laurie Ritchey said...

Celestina, can you just come stay at my house for about a month? You could paint to your heart's content. Your bedroom and bath are beautiful, and I love your tv cabinet make over. I didn't know a projector was that inexpensive. I'm afraid I'd have trouble with the tracing! I am so unartistic. laurie

Marydon said...

Good golly, Miss C. This is over the moon stupendous! What elegance you brought in that fabulous piece ...
Your decor is 2D4 Celeste. I love it all.

Hope you all had a lovely holiday ~
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

Createology said...

Classic good quality furniture pieces and your decorating style and techniques really enhance your space. Your rooms are beautiful and elegant. I adore the touch of aqua for summer months. Lovely Dear...

Sherry at The Rusty Pearl said...

Perfection .. I ooheed and awwwwwed over it all. I Just loved it all ...hugs

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Celeste,You outdid yourself lady,
I like this make over the best I think.SOOOO Gorgeous.I love it!!!
Will call you soon,
XXOO Marie Antoinette

Kadee Willow said...

Bless your heart for sharing the Tracer Projector with us.. even where to buy it with a reminder about the 40% off coupon! What a friend! So beautiful is your transformation as well as the master bedroom and bath! No wonder we're friends... I'm a black and cream toile girl, myself, through and through!!

Linda M. said...

Celestina, Beautiful, beautiful, gorgeous! You rooms are so beautiful. I cannot believe all you did was paint that cabinet with a flat paint. I would assume it was sanded first and you used a finish or wax to seal it? You find the greatest pieces. Thanks for sharing your inspiration.
Joyous Wishes, Linda

Miss Val's Creations said...

Amazing as always! The tracer tool looks like a lot of fun to play around with. I want your bathroom! The bathtub looks so inviting after a long day.

Ann said...

Oh is that your bedroom?
Looks so inviting and lovely.

I love Ethan Allen pieces
they can stand the test of time.
And you did a great job there... beautiful!

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

You totally amaze me over and over again Celeste! You can take something that looks great and make it look fabuloso!! What a gorgeous look you have in your master suite. The cream and black toile is perfect with your new tv armoir. You really know how to make a furniture piece over for a whole new look. It feels so good to enter a room that you love isn't it? what a grand retreat you have created!

Lots of love to you and Larry!
"Edie Marie"

Patti said...

Oh, it's gorgeous!!! I wish I was talented that way. Sadly, I'm not. So, unless something is exactly the way I want it, I can never buy it.

Your whole bedroom is beautiful. With a room that lovely, who would ever want to leave it?!

Hugs,
Patti

Denise said...

Beyond wow my friend.

Donna said...

Wow, what a gorgeous transformation, Celestina! You never would know that it's the same piece! The graphic you chose is perfect, and you did a great job! I never would have such a steady hand as you! I adore toile, so of course I love it in your bedroom! Your bath is huge, love all of your special touches! Especially that beautiful chandelier! I could spend alot of time in that room!

Red Rose Alley said...

Celestina,
Oh my goodness, I don't know where to begin. Your bedroom is so lovely. The original cabinet was very nice with the walnut wood, but it looks fabulous now! I like the way you put your initials in the middle. I love your bed with the iron header, and the dresser mirror is so unique. It all looks beautiful. I'm so glad that I came to visit today, as I love to see ideas for the bedroom and the bathroom. Your bathroom is gorgeous also.

Have a great week.

Love,
~Sheri

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

What a gorgeous makeover! Your whole suite is beautifully done.

Carole said...

My oh my dear friend, stunning and fabulous. You are amazing and so very talented. Love everything! Carole xox

Little Miss Maggie said...

I love the cabinet painted so much better. It's lighter and brighter and the graphic was the perfect addition.

cynthia lee designs said...

What an awesome makeover!! The whole room is just beautiful!!
hugs,
Cindy

tina said...

gorgeous bedroom! awesome makeover