Monday, May 12, 2014

TV Cabinet Makeover and Room Update~

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 when doing our master bed and  bath update.

Original cabinet.

I hand painted and distressed the cabinet with a flat water based paint that I find very similar to a chalk paint.
The color is pecan sandie, the same paint I used in my 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 when I share the rest tomorrow.

Now to the drop down desk, where you see my initials,
I decided to add a graphic here.

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
 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 or you can you a sharpie pen. I enjoy both but for this one I painted.

Here is the completed painting.

With the cabinet open for TV viewing.


I also painted the sky a few years ago.
This runs the length of the room over into the bath.
So nice to wake to blue skies!

The before and after Ethan Allen cabinet
with the help of a little paint and French label.

For the Tracer Projector,
I purchased mine at Hobby Lobby.

This one was about 29.99 regular price 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.

The master bath has a new update with granite
and painted cabinets.

See you Wednesday with the rest of the update.

Happy Creating.
Celestina Marie

Etsy Cottage Style


Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

That cabinet turned out wonderful! I love your blue sky ceiling too.

Betty said...

I love what you did with it. It looks so pretty.

Sola Scriptura said...

Wow, you are so talented! I love how you made over the cabinet. The painted blue skies is a brilliant idea.

Valerie-Jael said...

Another fantastic makeover, it looks elegant and homely at the same time, love it! Hugs, Valerie

Donna said...

What a gorgeous cabinet, Celestina! I've never heard of that projector, what a great idea to use it to add the French graphic! It turned out beautifully, and I love how you left the top portion dark. Love your blue sky, too! Have a great day:)

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Triple WOW! What a transformation Celeste! You did an incredible job on this cabinet. It fits into your new decor perfectly. The gadget you used is very cool. I've never seen one before & would sure be a great investment. Especially at that price! (HL is one of my most fav places to shop) I love that you share your secrets for creating such beauty! But that's the kind of gal you are.

Love & hugs, Edie

Jan Hermann said...

Ethan Allen...lovely! I started as an Interior Designer with Ethan Allen back in 1982...and fell in love with their furniture - couldn't afford it, but loved it!

Your cabinet looks better than ever after your painting job...and that hand-painted graphic adds the perfect pizzazz!


1CardCreator said...

Wow, what a stunning transformation! I love the image from the Graphics Fairy you made, clever way to add it on too. Really beautiful piece. ~Diane

farmhouse-story said...

fabulous re-do, celeste! i think i need a projector, now:) love the clouds, too!

living from glory to glory said...

Hello Dear, This is so pretty! My parents loved Ethan Allen furniture, I still have a rocking chair. We did have it recovered, but the wood is so sturdy! I was wondering may I Pin to my boards your pictures?
Let me know!
Happy Lovely Day...Roxy

Heaven's Walk said...

Beautifully done, Celeste! I just love it! And those awesome blue skies over head? Magnificent, girlie!! :)

xoxo laurie

Debbie said...

This turned out so pretty, Celeste!
You did such a wonderful job on it.
Thank you for sharing about the projector.
I love how you painted the ceiling, too!
You are such a talented, and inspirational lady.
I'm so happy we are friends.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Celestina Marie,

I really love the new look to your cabinet and thanks for sharing the projector - this is such a wonderful idea.
Also how wonderful to have the blue sky above on your ceiling!

Happy week dear friend

Anonymous said...

The cabinet became wonderful when your hands touched on it. You have made a wonderful work!

Denise said...

Totally fabulous, love it.

Old Time Cindy said...

I would have never thought to leave the crown as is. I like it like that!

Melanie said...

Amazing what a trahsformation a little paint can do! Love that you left the top as it was, really adds to the piece. Love the transfer too! This was a nice looking piece, but now it is an awesome piece! Love the ceiling, how lovely! That must be a beautiful sight each morning!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great update for that cabinet, Celeste! I love how it looks in the lighter color. I also love the image you added. Were you able to transfer the image while it was on paper or did you have to get it on a transparency? That's not a bad price for the projector either. Love this makeover!

Laurie said...

I love the way it turned out. The graphics made the piece, I believe.

Mari said...

Celeste, wow your T.V cabinet turned out beautiful, I love the image you painted on your cabinet.....great transformation, I can't wait to see the rest of your make over ;-) you sure have been a busy pretty little

Hugs to you sweet friend~

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Celeste it is gorgeous!!! I have used the Ez tracer and love it, of course only an artist could paint in the letters....The rest of us untalented people use the sharpies or paint pens!

PS great manicure!


Red Rose Alley said...

Wow, look at the transformation on this cabinet! You did a great job, and I really like the French writing that is inscribed on it. It adds charm to your room.

I hope you had a nice Mother's Day, Celestina. You deserve all the good things that life will give us.


Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

WOW, I love it! You really did a terrific job on that chest. I love the new color and your french saying. Looking forward to your bathroom reveal.

chateau chic said...

Wow, what a fabulous transformation! Love how you painted your tv cabinet.
Mary Alice

cynthia lee designs said...

Love the cabinet!! It turned out great and is so pretty!!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Celestina, every time I think I don't like painted furniture, you mess with my mind...but in a good way! Your piece is very beautiful, well done!

Createology said...

Such a lovely transformation on this beautiful cabinet. The French stencil is just the right touch. I adore seeing your decor. Creative Decor Bliss...

Unknown said...

Both of the cabinets are beautiful, but I like the transformation. Nice and fresh.

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Celestina Marie
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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..