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Red TV Stand

We painted our tv stand this weekend, following Jenny’s instructions. It was surprisingly easy. We cleaned it (Moses had done some damage to it) and primed the top. Then sprayed it with several coats of the Rustoleum Safety Red spray paint. We also took Jenny’s advice and used the wipe-on poly finish to make it extra shiny. It is seriously tempting to take everything out in the back yard and paint it red. Hopefully the living room gets finished soon and I can share more pictures of the finished project.



  1. Celia

    November 23, 2009

    oh, nice!

  2. Fig+Sage

    November 23, 2009

    What a great TV stand – I really love how it turned out! It looks so good :) I'm off to think of something I can paint red around here…

    Thank you for the inspiration!

  3. Jane Flanagan

    November 23, 2009

    Amazing transformation!

  4. caroline

    November 23, 2009

    Ooh, Jordan, this is gorgeous! I love it in red.

  5. Laura

    November 23, 2009

    That looks fantastic. I can imagine how good that red looks in person!

  6. NieNie

    November 23, 2009

    this is fantastic!!

  7. Caroline, no.

    November 23, 2009

    That looks really nice. Spray paint does give a great finish. I've sprayed a metal bed successfully before in the back garden – I'm sure the neighbours thought I'd gone mad.

  8. ...Seyma...

    November 23, 2009

    woooooooooooooowww!!!!!!!1111

  9. stewart and james

    November 23, 2009

    how fabulous!

  10. liz stanley

    November 23, 2009

    it turned out awesome

  11. Bryan and Sarah

    November 23, 2009

    I love the bright red!

  12. annie w

    November 23, 2009

    Looks amazing! I was also inspired by her post (thanks for linking) and am painting a large buffet this weekend.

  13. The Good Report

    November 23, 2009

    This is so gorgeous! and my favorite color.

  14. Sara

    November 23, 2009

    Looks great – nice work!

  15. Rachael

    November 23, 2009

    wasn't that a great post? I love her blog. I painted my kitchen table a couple of weeks ago and I have a whole list of things I want to paint now–I was SO happy with how my table turned out!

  16. Frootie!

    November 23, 2009

    Oh! I love it so much! It's amazing in RED!

  17. Whitney @ Whisker Graphics

    November 23, 2009

    LOVE how the read brings out all the pretty details of your cabinet! Spray painting can be addicting. Such instant gratification (well, once you get your piece prepped).

  18. destined to design

    November 23, 2009

    wow, what a transformation. kudos!

  19. Nicole

    November 24, 2009

    LOVE IT! This table was born to be red. I would advise against doing any more furniture red, just so that this one stands out more.

  20. stewart and james

    November 24, 2009

    very cute and what a transformation a little color can do!!
    k

  21. Whatever Dee-Dee wants

    November 24, 2009

    That is seriously cute!

  22. h o b u r g e r

    November 24, 2009

    that looks amazing! i feel inspired to paint some of my wood furniture red now…

  23. aninspiredpeace

    November 24, 2009

    Wow! Beautiful! Great job.

  24. jen jafarzadeh

    November 24, 2009

    bravo! amazing makeover. spray painting is addictive except for the stinky fumes (the mask helps!).

  25. sania

    November 24, 2009

    Really adorable. I can't wait to see how it fits in the rest of the room.

  26. Courtney

    November 28, 2009

    This looks fantastic! Well done.

  27. AlliSMiles

    December 4, 2009

    Hey, I went to Home Depot looking for the wipe-on poly and they didn't have any, at least none that would work on a painted surface. I'm painting a TON of my furniture. I'd love to try the wipe-on poly instead of the rust-oleum gloss spray that requires about 5 coats to make the furniture shine…

    where did you get your wipe-on poly?

  28. christine

    December 4, 2009

    Wow, I'm so happy I found this post. I recently painted my wood Ikea tv stand and it worked out….sort of. I think I didn't let it cure long enough so the texture is matte and almost sticky months later. I'm going to follow these instructions next time!

  29. Callie

    December 6, 2009

    This is GORGEOUS. I am in love with your TV stand-by chance remember where it is from? Thanks!

  30. liso.

    December 7, 2009

    love it! ever since she posted that, i've been looking everywhere for the safety red, but haven't been able to find it!

    …but maybe i should find my writing desk first? cart before the horse and all that?

  31. KMart

    December 9, 2009

    That is gorgeous! We're trying to find things to paint red around the house now…should probably wait until winter breaks here:(

  32. Todd, Rach & Audrey

    January 2, 2010

    Ever since I read this post I am obsessed with your tv stand and have been searching for something similar….any suggestions on where to find one?? Thanks for the inspiration!

  33. solid wood tv stands

    April 26, 2010

    The new color definitely gives your TV stand the WOW factor. It has a bright oriental look now that would surely give your living room an interesting twist. I really love it.

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