Roadkill Rescued TV Stand

The TV stand for the new family member coming to live with us (more on that later) is now complete.  Let’s rewind and see what we started with…

It was ugly with chipped wood, cracked drawers, knobs falling off and stickers on them.  Read more about the transformation here.


A little molding, a little paint, a little glaze, and some spray painted knobs…

IMG_1753 Quite the Roadkill Rescue wouldn’t you say?

I ended up getting the color “Silver Sage” from Restoration Hardware mixed into Behr Ultra Premium Plus paint.  This was the first time I used the Behr Ultra.  I must say I can’t tell much of a difference.  It only needed one coat but I also sprayed it on so I think it would have been one coat anyway.  I think if I had the Ultra Premium and just the regular Behr paint I would be able to give a better review.

After it was done it was a little lighter than I wanted so I bought $1.24 bottle of glazing medium and added some black paint.  There is no need to buy some expensive glaze when I only needed it for this project.  I also mixed up some of the glaze with the “Silver Sage” as well.

IMG_1739I painted it on and wiped it off with a paper towel.  If I was too heavy handed I just added some more of the “Silver Sage” glaze and evened it out…

Before glaze

IMG_1737 After glaze

IMG_1738IMG_1740  I love how the glaze gets into the grain of the wood and brings it out.IMG_1755I sprayed the knobs with Krylon Brushed Metallic in Satin Nickel like I did my doorknobs.


Notice the added molding to the drawers and at the bottom edge…


image AfterIMG_1750 I am pretty happy with it and can’t wait to get it in the room.IMG_1753 IMG_1751 What do you think?

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  1. Mama Byrd says:

    I love it. What a difference paint made. Love that it has drawers.

  2. grammy and papi says:

    Love the "Road Kill" part. My husband does "Search and Rescue" which could be anywhere, including in dumpsters and along the street or road. I must say, he has found some amazing things, and best of all they are FREE.

    Have a God Filled Day

  3. Centsational Girl says:

    J'adore my dear, such a great makeover ! Great hardware too, now it 'fits' the piece – it's so very modern !


  4. Christine says:

    It looks so great! I love that you added the molding it makes it looks like a much more expensive piece of furniture.

  5. Christine says:

    It looks so great! I love that you added the molding it makes it looks like a much more expensive piece of furniture.

  6. says:

    Beckie…it looks great! I love that you added the wood. It really made a difference!

  7. Kristin Kneupper says:

    Looks GREAT!!! Nice job! 😉

  8. Great job! I like it!

  9. Adding the wood strips instantly gives it some great character! I am loving my new bathroom. The cupboard I painted because I was inspired after seeing what you have done. Thank you so much. Is it too much information if I told you I think of you every time I see it??? 🙂

  10. That is just amazing!!! You are so talented! I love finding something for free – what a great feeling!


  11. I think I must not be a silver person – it clearly got a new life, just not sure what I think – I'm more of a crisp white girl though so the aged silvery look just doesn't make me overly excited… I'm sure it will look good where you put it and with the "stuff" on it… interesting comment on the Behr paint though…

  12. Maggie Reno says:

    Fabulous! I love the new look. I can't believe I've never thought of molding!

  13. Amy {Design Intervention} says:

    I knew it was going to look fabulous!!! Can't wait to see it in the room all accessorized!!!

  14. Wow Beck! That turned out beautiful!

    Can hardly believe that was the same piece of furniture!

    I'll have to buzz over in person and see it up in the bedroom.

    Nice job!!

  15. Lil Eskimo says:

    it DOES look great. i'm a fan of the added detail. this looks like it'd be great in a youngish room with lots of techy things on it. definitely sets a tone!

  16. What kind of sprayer to you use? I have made two full size farmhouse beds from Ana's site, and I can't imgine sitting and hand painting them. Any recommends and pictures would rock!!!

  17. beautiful-ness

  18. Zimms Zoo says:

    I am working on my first roadkill rescue. Nothing big like that but this has inspired me. I can't wait to finish it.
    Thanks for all the inspiration.

  19. …I think it looks awesome!

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  20. Traci@ Beneath My Heart says:

    great save!

  21. Casual (dash) Cottage says:

    Tasty little roadkill morsel!

    love the difference paint and glaze made!

  22. Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something says:

    absolutely delightful! A great paint therepy session with healing results! I hopped over from Strut Your Stuff and am so happy that I did. Please accept my invitation to drop in at my place one day this week when you get a moment. I have become a follower and I hope you'll do the same. until later…

  23. Julie {Angry Julie Monday} says:

    Looks great! I love how you call it roadkill rescued!

  24. Sarah @ Hennessey House says:

    i think you're a genius is what! wow.

  25. Amanda @geekdetails says:

    It looks loads better with it's new paint job. Love it! good job!

  26. tv stands entertainment centers says:

    Wow, very amazing transformation. This TV stand absolutely looks charming. Who would have thought it was this battered and bruised piece of wood?

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