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The Navy Credenza

I think when you are starting something new, you should start small because 1. It’s less overwhelming and 2. It lets you try the waters and accomplish something faster to see if you really like it. I was unwise and started big with my first furniture redo. I was a gifted a solid wood credenza that had been stripped of some paint. I hate unfinished projects, so I wanted to finish it and also free up the space in my garage. It took me about 8 months to finish this thing. It was my first project to start but not my first one to finish. I got slightly overwhelmed along the way and would pause and work on something that had a faster return. The day we moved this piece into the house was a happy day indeed.

Here’s what I did to breathe new life into this piece…

  1. I had Jeremy trim the edge of the top piece to give it a slightly more modern look. I had to do some repair after the trim. I got frustrated with wood filler and switched to Bondo. That stuff is amazing.
  2. I ordered short 3″ legs for the piece from Amazon. I love legs on furniture and these did not disappoint. That little lift was perfect.
  3. I wanted a monochrome look, so I painted the whole thing navy. I wanted a nice look without the lines that come from a paintbrush, so I got the bright idea to use spray paint…Rustoleum Ultra Matte in True Navy to be exact. While I LOVE the look it gave, it was not economical for this big piece. Realizing, though, that I loved the finish prompted me to buy a paint sprayer for future projects, so I guess it was a win in that way.
  4. Finally I updated the handles to a gold pull. Perfection.

I love the little updates that gave this piece a more modern look. It’s perfect for the record player and vinyl collection!

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