Painted Projects

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. 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!

    1. Hi, it looks like the piece you painted may have had the laminate coating? I have one I want to paint too. How did you paint it the first time with the Sherwin Williams? Did you prime it? Thanks so much!

    2. I actually sanded the top surface to give it some grip then I painted with a latex paint with primer in it. Sticks really well. For this piece I did use a Sherwin Williams paint color but I had it mixed in Olympic One paint + primer.

    3. Awesome! Thanks! I was curious if I could use the Olympic one paint. I’ve read that a lot of people do two coats of kilz and then paint with latex, but I think I will give the Olympic a whirl!

  2. I think black will make it pop!

  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.

    1. I love the oil rubbed bronze too…I actually have that already in my stash! 🙂

  4. Love the way the yellow pops! I think I have to say black for the pulls!

    1. Thanks so much! I may be leaning toward the black too 🙂 Projects are just never done!

  5. 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! 🙂

    1. Thanks so much Jen!! I am really loving how it turned out. ~Sonya

  6. Your piece really pops with the creamy yellow ( love the pumpkin/smiley face). The inspiration piece is pretty too.

  7. Love that when inspiration strikes you don’t hold back! Your gorgeous TV stand is even more cool now. Sweet! Now let’s see those pulls in black baby!

  8. 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.

    1. Dark wax to the rescue! Thanks for the opinion on the hardware…looks like dark may win.

  9. Wow! I L~O~V~E your tv cabinet! Amazing colors! Jeanette

  10. I love your makeover! The grey & yellow are so pretty together. I think the hardware would be pretty either way…dark or white!

    1. I love it too…wish I would have done it sooner! Thanks for stopping by Wendi. ~Sonya

  11. I really love the addition of the yellow! The tv cabinet really stands out like a show piece now! Great work! ~Christy

  12. I agree wtih you Sonya that Arles looks great with dark wax or toned down with some white and it is a perfect accent color on your lovely media cabinet – love the way you added it to the legs as well. This is such a great series that I look forward to every month. You gals are all so talented!

  13. I love the way your piece turned out – the golden yellow makes all the difference. As for the handles, I vote for black, but…I would accent them with some antique gold Rub n Buff applied with your fingertip. Use very little and you will be amazed that the high spots will be golden and the deep spots will be shadowed black. Try it on something else before you decide!

  14. I love your piece redo! I say keep them white but age them a bit…perfection!

  15. I love this. 🙂 I think matte black would work nicely. The white is okay but the black will complement the piece well, just like in the inspiration photo. Go for it!

  16. Sonya, This looks GREAT. What a difference a little pop of color makes. Another great transformation my friend!

  17. I have a question. When you paint a large piece, do you use spray cans, a mechanical paint sprayer or all done by hand (roller bad brush)? I have ling wanted to do my dining room set and turn my garage into a paint booth. I have painted small stuff but nothing this big and I want it nice. Your suggestions please

  18. Great makeover! I love the colors you chose. I love the handles too and think they might look even better in a dark finish. Nice job as usual!

  19. Oh you are making want to pick up my paint brush! I love the two tone look. It truly highlights all the details on your piece.

    I would love for you to join me for my Show Me Saturday Linky Party! We go live at 7:00 am EST.

    My readers would love this project!
    ~ Ashley

  20. I love the make over, I am brand new to your blog and very inspiring. Thank you for sharing.
    I would try painting the knobs black right over the white and distress slightly. Stunning.

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