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I’ve been patiently waiting for this day to arrive. There is no better day than Valentine’s Day to share this beautiful “Black Credenza Makeover”. Even though it’s black, it is SCREAMING Happy Valentine’s Day, don’t you think? It must be all of that pink beside it. So, Happy Valentine’s Day!
A couple weeks ago I shared my “Pink & Black Chair Makeover”. Now, it’s time for this pretty credenza with all the PINK trinkets on it. You’re thinking, “What’s up with all the pink, Julie?” Well, I’ll tell you. I’m a little bit obsessed with pink lately and I’ve started a “pink collection” that you’ll get to see on top of the credenza in this reveal. I’ve also heard through the pink-line that pink is this year’s “accent color”. I don’t really pay much attention to what colors are trending, but for some reason PINK has stolen my heart lately and I’m going with it. Stay tuned for the full room reveal when I put everything together in my [pink] office makeover this Friday.
Until then…here’s the “Black Credenza Makeover” that sits across from my desk…
Going waaaaay back to BB (Before Blogging), you’ll see what my now office looked like as a dining room with the crendeza in it’s original form. I grew tired of dusting the glasses on it, so I unscrewed that thing and screwed it onto some old cabinets in our garage. It makes an amazing tool bench now.
I love how it opened up the room, but the bottom part turned side-board, or credenza, just disappeared back there behind my desk. I tried changing the knobs, and distressing it to help it look better, but it still just said DRAB to me.
So, before I painted it back, I tried styling it in different ways and it just seemed to get worse!
I knew then 2 things. 1. We needed to freshen up our walls from that nasty metallic grey. 2. I needed to paint the credenza.
My husband took care of painting the walls, and I painted the credenza. TEAM WORK made it easy. (See products used below.)
Guess you could say we put a lot of LOVE into it all 😆 .
Then I decorated it with my “pink” collection I told you about earlier, and my special peony painting I inherited from my Mom. Just look how the pink & black pop against the bright white.
I was going for a little modern glam with those, but didn’t want to be too trendy.
So, then we added my repurposed blog sign on top of the painting. You can read all about my blog sign that was repurposed from an armoire cabinet door HERE.
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Before I list the products used & give a quick tutorial on how to paint the credenza, the first part to the full “Pink Office Makeover” is located here in case you missed it:
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Products Used to Paint Credenza
paint brush (don’t skimp here)
Remove all hardware and lightly sand the credenza in all areas after you place a drop cloth under it. Vacuum the dust off with a brush attachment and then go over it again with cheese cloth or a dusting cloth. Paint it with the brush, (I kept drawers in the unit while I painted). I used the roller on the top only. 3 coats should do it, and make sure you let it dry in between coats for about an hour. Install your new hardware and you are finished.Tags: black, credenza makeover, furniture, paint Posted by