Painting a Small Credenza!

I love the things you can find on Craigslist, like this small credenza.  He was in need of a makeover, so we applied some paint.  

Small Credenza Makeover-


I usually like to keep the tops of my makeover pieces in the natural wood state.  This one had too many issues and it needed a lot of sanding, so I decided the time would not be worth the investment on this small credenza.  

Small Credenza Makeover- before


My go to paint in my handmade Chalk-like recipe, and this was a perfect piece to use it on.  I still needed to sand the top of this piece because there were a lot of deep scratches that needed smoothed out.  Paint covers up a lot of things, but not deep scratches.  

Painting a Small Credenza


I like how the black and grey paint colors compliment each other.  I have liked the grey color palate lately and I am even considering doing the guest bedroom in greys.  

Small Credenza Makeover-with hardware details


I did buy some new hardware for this piece, because the original ones were very small and boring.

Makeover on a Small Credenza


I should have stood next to this piece when photographing it to show you the size, because it only about 26 inches height.  Small but mighty!

Small Credenza Makeover-final


I really would have loved a wood top to coordinate with the inside of the credenza, but that is the breaks.  This piece is still for sale at my shop, I am sure it will find a great home soon.  

signature gradual grey


Small Credenza Makeover-

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4 Responses to Painting a Small Credenza!

  1. Very nice! I could use something a tad smaller. Looking for a bookcase to put on my basement landing. Three shelves is plenty. Would be great if glass enclosed. Book dust is no fun. Got to keep searching. Maybe I’ll try one of the home stores.

    • Robin, Thanks so much for stopping by! I am excited that the weather is getting warmer because now it is garage sale season! I love the challenge to find things cheap and ready to be transformed!

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