A TV Cabinet Transformation – Fusion Mineral Paint

[twentytwenty]Before TV cabinetAfter TV cabinet

Restoration Rescue …

Some lovely friends from church were helping to clear out a relative’s house and sent me a picture of this TV cabinet, asking if I’d like them to rescue it from being demolished with the house. YES! So they put it on their trailer and dropped it off at my house. What a blessing! Before TV cabinetI knew it would work perfectly in our lounge room for our TV, which we didn’t have a proper place for and had been using this old rustic chest for it to sit on temporarily (below).FullSizeRender

Preparation and painting:

The surface was fairly high gloss and smooth, so just to be sure, I painted some of Fusion’s Ultra Grip onto the surface for extra adhesion.

I painted the outside using a few coats of Fusion Mineral Paint in colour Casement, and the back inside panel board, in a custom colour made with Fusion’s Champness with a little Casement added in to lighten up the blue. Amber 15-And I’m really pleased with the end result after sanding back the edges for a French Country style distressed look.

Built in Top Coat – NO Waxing!

The great thing about Fusion Mineral Paint is that it has a built in top-coat, so you get that chalk painted feeling without the added need for waxing and finishing. Waxing is an option if you want to add more of a sheen to the matte finish of Fusion, but it isn’t a necessity.Amber 15-1453I picked up this lovely FREE printable you can see in the frame, from Gilly over at Colour Saturated Life. I love her blog – lots of inspiration over there!Amber 15-1454 Amber 15-1455I added new door handles from our online store collection (click HERE to see more styles we have available).Amber 15-1457Amber 15-1461 Amber 15-1459 Amber 15-1462 Amber 15-1464Here’s a before and after side by side so you can see the difference a bit of paint can make to your home.BeforeAfter TV Cabinet

What have you transformed in your house lately?

It was a rainy day yesterday, and I felt motivated to finally start a gallery wall in our entry way. It’s a small start, but it’s a start! I can’t wait to fill it bit by bit with not just pictures, but other bits and pieces too. I made the Family Name sign a few years ago and I do take custom orders if you’d like to email me at sharon@i-restorestuff.com.11234060_1182019931813911_2113033708437190290_o

If you are stuck for ideas of where to find furniture and decor to up-cycle and restore, here’s a handy post I wrote a while back:

Top Ten Places to Find Restorable Pieces



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  • Reply
    Helen Kahler
    November 12, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    After using a well known brand of Chalk Pain for many years…..I am SERIOUSLY in LOVE with Fusion Mineral Paint!!!! I won’t ever use anything else again!!!

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      November 13, 2015 at 7:02 am

      It is good isn’t it Helen. Glad you like it. So good not to have to top coat with wax if you don’t want to.

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    Peta Graham
    November 12, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    Wow, what a difference. Do you have any idea how many of these I have done a Pass! in in op-shops. Won’t do that again.

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      November 13, 2015 at 7:02 am

      I know, Peta! Such beauty can come from these dated looking pieces!

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    November 12, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    I love this cabinet! The colors you chose are gorgeous…great combination!!

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