Monday, April 11, 2011

Pretty in Particle Board

This is a long, low console made of particle board. It's cute, no?? Great bones...just needed some updating. I usually pass by pieces like this because they aren't solid wood, but this one might change my mind! Photobucket Photobucket I went out and bought myself a brand spankin' new orbital sander. WHAT was I waiting for?? I am in love with it...it goes sooo much faster than using a sanding block. Duh, right? So I sanded this piece down, primed with Benjamin Moore Fresh Start high adhesion primer and then painted several coats of a creamy white. I glazed with ebony stain and now I think it looks so fresh and classy! Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket

So there ya go! What do you think?

~Allison

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29 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

you have been using a sanding block?!?!?! oh, allison!
this piece is gorgeous and would make an awesome tv stand!

lauren@WESTFURNITUREREVIVAL said...

IT TURNED OUT REALLY CUTE.. LOOKS LIKE WOOD TO ME

relynndare said...

That is lovely. Gives me hope that my awful particleboard dresser has hope to be pretty one day.

Meg and Mum's said...

This turned out great! Like you said, it looks classy - and very expensive :)

Chrissie said...

Looks great! It is a uniquely sized piece of furniture, very cool!

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

What a great piece! Would look just perfect to hold the flat screen tv. Nice change up!

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

It's super cute! What kind of orbital did you get? I just got rid of my mouse sander and got a new orbital, too! :)

Pattie said...

It's so long! It is really a neat piece of furniture! Great job! 8>)

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

What a great shape - so unique! It looks fabulous now in white! Have fun with your new toy!

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

We are all glad that you've decided to show that pitiful dresser some love :) It looks fantastic.

Lowri said...

I love what you have done with this. It looks fabulous in the white. It's amazing too how the same hardware looks great not too!

Ashleigh@Sincerely said...

This turned out wonderful! It really gives me hope because I picked up this particle board filing cabinet the other day because it had a unique shape. I was getting worried but this made me feel a lot better!

Thanks for sharing :)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It looks great, Allison! Thanks for mentioning the primer, I think I'm going to need that Gripper stuff when I go to redo a small dresser I found being trashed.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful makeover at my NTT party!

Blessings,
Linda

Brandi said...

Wow Allison, I would have never thought to give particleboard a chance! You did such a great job!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love it. It turned out wonderful. Such a great piece. Now it looks like a million dollars. Hugs, Marty

Shelia said...

Oh, my tiny little hands, arms and shoulders feel for you! The little sander is the way to go! I love your finished piece and you did a wonderful job on it.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Just finished a similar project with a similar treatment! Yours turned out beautifully.

hilary @ the upcycle furniture co. said...

it is really pretty... i love the height of it!

Tammy @ Type A said...

turned out great, love the color. thanks for sharing this at my party!

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Love it! Wasn't aware that you could paint particle board like that. Awesome!

modern jane said...

Your projects are beautiful! I'm a new follower:)

miscellaneousme said...

Great Job!

Cara

http://miscellaneousme.wordpress.com

Jenn ~ Flea With Me said...

I'm so happy you bought a sander!!! It's amazing you don't really think about it until you get a power tool. My next purchase is going to be a paint sprayer, I can't wait. This piece looks awesome, great job Allison!! :)

Ty and Whitty said...

I have a particle board desk and bookshelf that need some prettying. I didn't know they would paint so well. Thank you for the tips and inspiration. Bookmarked I am so doing this. I am visiting from tip junkies linky party. Come say hi I love visitors.
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princessbetht said...

Looks great, Allison! I am going to get one of those sanders for my bed project...that I *am* going to do...you know, one of these days. LOL Glad you like it!

Kerrie Lightfoot said...

Love this one too!!! Great job!

Janna Renee said...

I HATE particle board...just refurbed a table made of it and it did not want to work with me lol. I eventually got it finished, but it took some doin...urs looks great!!

karan singh said...

Great Post! If you see the process of manufacturing particleboards, was developed to make use of wood processing waste. Planer shavings and sawmill slabwood, offcuts and sawdust are still used in some specific board types.