Transformation!

John and I found an entertainment center at our local thrift store, DI, a few weeks ago and it was beautiful! It even had doors like I had dreamed about so many times! It was small like ours, but it was real wood…with doors…and molding…and ball feet……and it was $150. Thumbs down! Very sadly I walked away.

A couple weeks later we went back to DI and my beauty was still there! There were tons of people looking at her, but no one was buying. Seriously – $150 at DI is just to much. I jokingly told John I was going to go offer them $100 to take it off their hands and he said, why not? So I did. And guess what they said yes!

We brought the lovely little girl home and I wanted to give her a black makeover with some wood showing through.I forgot to take a before pic until I was already going but you can get the idea.

7 cans of spray paint later and a new bead board back and this is what we have:

The finish is hard to see from far away but this is what it looks like up close.

I’m so happy. Total cost was about $170 for everything. I LOVE that I can close the TV off. My boys don’t ask for it as much when they cant see it!

I also wanted to share something cool I found in my Moms decorations. They are the cutest pumpkins!

But when you turn them around…..Ornaments!

 

Sa-weet. A decoration that can be up from October through December! She got hers at a boutique, but I’m sure with a little effort they would not be too hard to remake. A little funny story about these too… We were all cleaning the house, so we could decorate for Christmas. Caleb walked over and turned the pumpkins around and said, “well, that’s taken care of.” 🙂

I thought they were so cool and wanted to share!

Lisa

Previous author of Over the Big Moon. I shared my passion for home and family life! I love graphic design, DIY projects, cooking, and working in my garden! My favorite role is taking care of my husband and our 3 amazing and busy boys!

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    Rob

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    This is going to sound like a silly question but what font did you use for the picture with both decorations for the words “front” and “back”? I’m a font collector and really like this one 🙂 Thank you!

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    Janice

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    Actually the pumpkins were sold by Celebrating Home a few years ago. I bought a set and love them

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    seguin2u

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    Would love to make them also. Could you share the pattern. Thank you so much.

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    Becki

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    what are they made of? kind of look like maybe wood but wasnt sure. I definitely want to try to make these!

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      Lisa

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      The pumpkin/ornamentsare made of wood

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    With Love

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    >The Pumpkin/ornaments were sold by Celebrating Home a couple of years ago. I know, I own them. They are awesome!

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    Courtney ~ French Country Cottage

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    >Great job! Thanks so much for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!

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    Kimberly

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    >Looks great! I spray painted my dresser black, it's so easy! I some how can't ever paint without leaving brush strokes all over the place, this takes care of that! Great job!!

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    {Steph}

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    >Great job on the entertainment centre! I love the distressing you did.

    ~Steph @ Silver Boxes

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    Kirsten @ Mushki Loves

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    >Very cute! I Love both of your treasures! I would love it if you wanted to link up to my Tuesday party…(It is a week long party going from Tuesday-Tuesday!) I'm a new follower! Have a great day!
    Kirsten

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    SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime

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    >Happily following you 🙂 This turned out gorgeous. Thanks for joining CBPH.

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    Mrs. Taffy

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    >Gorgeous entertainment center!

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    Lori@It's all About Chase

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    >I love everything but especially how you use the word sa-weet 🙂

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    Sundi@The Life Of A Cheap Chickadee

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    >I love the entertainment center and LOVE the reversible decor! I just barely posted about that! I think it's a fabulous idea 🙂

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