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To Paint or not to Paint? Help me decide!

Posted by Dana

I had this old oak entertainment center that didn’t fit any TV we have.

And here it is.  I made the curtain to go over it because I had a bunch of needless stuff shoved in it.

I thought about getting rid of, but then again, I just knew it could be good for something.


And this is what I came up with!


My husband, Lance, worked very hard to put me some shelves in this old thing so I could store my canning and I love it!!  He’s just the greatest!

It still houses our DVD player, WII and a speaker for our surround sound and I use the bottom for storing my crockpots and miscellaneous kitchen items.

Now here is my dilemma!

Do I leave it as is, stained oak, or do I paint it to make it look old?

I thought about painting it a milk paint color (which is an antique color) and then crackling the paint and sand here and there to make it look as if it’s an antique.

Please vote, because your opinion matters.

You 24 hours before the poll closes.

If y’all decide that I should paint the ugly ole thing (subliminal message) I will post pics when I have the job, task, ….. when I have completed the project!

So have fun deciding ……


Before and After – Reclaiming an Antique Table

Posted by Dana

Whew, what an undertaking!

My husband confiscated an old antique table that was going to the trash by someone who no longer wanted it.

And I am so glad he did!

This is the table before I decided to reclaim it.  I brought in from the garage to see how it would look in my kitchen.

I dressed it up a bit on top and turns out it looked pretty good.

The drawer isn’t missing, it was just MIA when I took this picture.


So, I set out with stripper in hand to remove all the old paint.

I got way more than I bargained for.  Little did I know that I would have to remove three coats of paint, all different colors.

I removed a green color, cream color and then a royal blue color.

I was an all day job but well worth the end result.

And here it is ……


I painted the table the same color as my wall under my cabinets.

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I love it!

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