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! 
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!
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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  1. 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.

  2. 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….

  3. 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!

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

  5. 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)

  6. 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

  7. 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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