TV Stand Makeover

TV Stand Makeover-Inspired by Dear Lillie Blog-Two Toned Furniture

I’ll admit, I wasn’t sure what I was going to do at first but as soon as I saw my inspiration piece I knew I was doing a TV Stand Makeover!

It’s themed furniture makeover day!  If you remember last month I did a decoupaged vanity for my daughter.  This month’s theme was two toned. All of my DIY girls will have their projects linked up at the bottom!

If you have seen any of my room tours on the blog you saw my dresser turned TV stand in those pictures.  I converted it a while back but I have never shared it with you here.  I had lots of before pics but for some reason I can only find one, that was taken with my cell phone in the garage.  BUT you can still see how this piece started out.

TV Stand Makeover-Dresser Before

I had already painted it with mindful gray and glazed with gauntlet.  Both are Sherwin Williams colors that I really love.  Perfect if you are looking for true gray.  It looked like this…

TV Stand Makeover-During

THEN I saw this picture from Dear Lillie Blog and I fell in love with this furniture piece…


It is so gorgeous! I was immediately inspired to add the yellow to mine giving me the two toned effect for my TV stand makeover. I’m not sure if this piece is painted or if that is a light golden wood but still I love it!!

I knew I could mix some paint to get a similar color and that is exactly what I did.

TV Stand Makeover-Mixing Paint

I had Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Arles.  Which I don’t love until it has dark wax on it.  It is a bit orangey so I added some of the Chalky Finish paint in Lace (white) to make it creamier yellow instead of orange yellow…my technical art skills at work, LOL!

TV Stand Makeover-DIY hand painting

You can see as I was applying the yellow paint the color is not exactly right BUT I know what dark wax does this color.

TV Stand Makeover-Hand Painting Detail with Chalk Paint

Now for the wax…fyi, it’s not easy taking a one handed iphone picture while the other hand waxes!

TV Stand Makeover-Applying Dark Wax

I am loving how it turned out!

TV Stand Makeover-Two Toned Paint Technique

TV Stand Makeover-Themed Furniture Day

TV Stand Makeover-Inspired by Dear Lillie

NOW I NEED YOUR HELP…if you notice in the inspiration piece the drawer pulls are black…mine are white…I think I should change mine…DO YOU?  I would love to have your input, comment below…stay white are change to black!

Two Toned Furniture, DIY Project

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Below you will find what my friends are up to for their two toned furniture projects!

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Linking up to Savvy Southern Style

Just a Girl and her blog 


Miss Mustard Seed


  1. LOVE it! Really beautiful and great to know about the tinge of orange in Arles and how perfect the dark wax makes it look. I say black or ROB.

  2. Sonya, it was pretty before but it is gorgeous now! Adding the yellow and the dark wax really made it special. It almost looks like it’s accented in gold. For the handles- I think they would look good either way, sorry I’m no help there! 🙂

  3. I LOVE how you added the yellow! Looks wonderful. If you decide to go with a darker hardware I have had a lot of success with Rustoleum oil rubbed bronze spray paint.

  4. The addition of the new color is a great change for your piece. I had to scroll up and down a few times to make my decision on whether your pulls should stay white or be painted black. I finally decided that I like them white like you have them now.

    I also am super impressed that you can paint a straight line without tape. I tried to do the white part of the chest I’m sharing today without tape and it was a hot mess!

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