How to Update your TV Stand using Colorantic Chalk Based Paint.

by | Dec 4, 2020 | TV Cabinet | 0 comments

Upgrade your TV stand

Who loves the farmhouse style? Lisa-Marie shows us an impresssive tranformation of an old TV stand using chalk based paint. Would you like to know how she acheived this magnificent tranformation? This article with answer all of your questions.

Most recently, I changed the doors of our century-old house. This house required a lot of work, now all that was missing were the finishing touches on the interior and exterior.

Since this was a big project it required someone with experience in this field. What luck, my brother has experience in finishing! So why not offer to redo his TV stand, in exchange for the time that he worked at my place.


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Step 1: Installing wood boards

I started with the top of the TV stand. since this step creates lots of wood shavings and dust, I didn’t want to risk getting any in my fresh paint.

I started by covering the top of my TV stand with wood from an old sugar camp. We used a nail gun to fix it to the top of our stand, then used our planer to smooth out the boards as much as possible.


Step 2: Sanding and finishing the boards

To resemble the rest of the boards I used a torch on the places where I wanted to achieve this look, blackening certain areas and giving it a rustic look.

To get it as smooth as possible, I used my electric sander with fine-grit paper, making sure the sides are safe for young children. When it was to my liking, I used my air compressor to remove all the access dust.

Next, I applied three coats of Saman varnish on the boards, sanding lightly between each coat.

Step 3: Preparing to paint

I removed the electric fireplace, the back panel, the doors and the handles. I applied the Varnish Remover and Cleaner on all of the surfaces that I wanted to paint. Then I  rinsed it off to make sure there was no residue remaining. I then applied my oil primer on all of the surfaces to ensure better adhesion for my chalk based paint.

Step 4: Applying the paint

I proceeded to apply two coats of the colour Night using my paintbrush. Using a small brush, I gave it a metallic look using the colour Metallic Jewel on the handles and the door tiles(I used two coats)

Step 5: Varnishing and reassembling the TV stand

Once the colour Night has had time to dry, I applied a coat of Colorantic Matte Varnish. I waited 24 hours for it to dry.

Now my favourite moment has arrived: time to reinstall the fireplace, the handles and the doors!

tv cabinet steps


My brothers TV stand is finally done, and the bartering of services was beneficial for both of us! We love this transformation, a perfect example of how we can achieve this using chalk based paint.


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Lisa-Marie Pouliot

Lisa-Marie Pouliot from Bois de Lilas, is an expert in furniture recycling! Mother of 4 young children, she has devoted her entire time to them for 2 years. Owner of an ancestral house for these 2 years, finding herself there full time and imagining projects in them constantly, gave her the taste to get started through his daily hubbub. She likes the old-fashioned style. She started to restore furniture, complete rooms of her old house as well as projects for those around her. With Lisa-Marie Pouliot, what you already have is enough. Chalk based paints, brushes and hours of fun are waiting for you to transform a decor! Recycling furniture is also about giving life! Because yes, we can make new with old. Whether it is a piece of furniture, a wall or a decorative piece! Having a sober decor with a subtle touch of colour is also seeing life in pink! Want to read to inspire you for your recycling projects? Read our Blog section on the Colorantic website! She created her account Instagram & Facebook Bois de Lilas, to show the progress of what she is doing. Follow her on social media accounts to get updates on her new creations.  


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