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Better in Black – Wall Unit Makeover!

My in-laws were moving and getting rid of tons of furniture and my MIL offered this BIG Wall Unit / Entertainment Center to me because she wanted my Pottery Barn Inspired Buffet for her new house. I definitely cannot take it to NY with me but I thought, hey, I could paint it and sell it!
 Done deal! 
I started with this! 
BEFORE
and gave it a couple of coats of Behr in Black Suede and distressed the entire thing. The same technique I used on my Black Buffet. I also removed the cross bars on the glass and added doors to the front of tv opening. 
Here she is!
 Big. Black. & Beautiful!
AFTER 
I opted to keep the original hardware and I just LOVE how it turned out! This was a beast of a project but I couldn’t be happier!
Now to get this baby sold! Send me an email at classyclutter4@gmail.com for details!
***UPDATE – This piece has been sold. Thanks Andrea!***
What do you think? Better in black??
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15 Comments

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    Natalie
    May 11, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    GASP!!! Oh my gosh, I LOOOOVE it! Ooh, Now I want to paint all our furniture black. I wonder if my husband would kill me….

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    Lori E
    May 11, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    The shipping would kill me. It turned out so well. I’ll bet the first brush strokes were a little nerve wracking but the project is a super success.

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    Jessica @ My World - Made By Hand
    May 11, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Wow…that turned out beautifully! Great job!

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    liz @ bon temps beignet
    May 11, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    YES YES YES much better in black! Would’ve looked good in a deep charcoal color too. If I lived nearby I would DEFINITELY take the beast off of your hands!

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    Jen
    May 11, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    Yep Love IT!

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    Jena @ Involving Color
    May 13, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    Wow, this turned out great! I love it in black!

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    BluBabesCreate
    May 13, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Good job! Thanks for the compliment!

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    Emily {Frilly Details}
    May 14, 2011 at 1:06 am

    Wow, what a difference!! Love the new look!

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    theb5
    May 15, 2011 at 1:09 am

    This is beautiful! I would love to do this to our bedroom suite. How much did you sand before you painted?
    Beth

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    Mary
    May 15, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    I love this! I’d like to invite you to post it on Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage. The link will be up all week, I hope you can join in. Have a nice week, Mary :O)

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    NYCLQ
    May 16, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    SO MUCH better in black! (sorry – I LOVE black!!) But I really like that you let some of the original wood show through with distressing it! You really did a FANTASTIC job!

    xo Lynda

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    Deborah March
    May 16, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Oooohhhh, she’s GORGEOUS!!!

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    Rita May
    October 4, 2011 at 2:58 am

    Really looks like a new piece in black. Great job!!

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    Miss Char
    October 14, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Great transformation, I’m crazy about black furniture. You’ve done this piece a favor and I’m sure it will be gone in a minute when put up for sale. Thanks for sharing.

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    Holy Craft
    October 24, 2011 at 3:31 am

    This is exactly the kind of piece I have been looking for! What a great transformation. Sure wish I had snatched it up first!

    Rachel
    http://www.holy-craft.blogspot.com

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