DIY Furniture from stock cabinets, I've used this idea to create a mini mud room, a built in banquette, and a GINORMOUS entertainment center. This is so easy, much cheaper than buying the prefab junk they sell in the store (better quality too) and the end result is always awesome!!! You can paint or stain the finished product and add just about any embellishment your heart desires. LOVE this!
This lady tells you how to redo furniture WITHOUT sanding or anything! And she swears by benjamin moore ironclad latex low lustre metal and wood enamel. Also she uses cheap foam rollers from walmart and cheap foam brushes from hobby lobby. First, Cut in the trim and angles with the foam brush then roll on the paint with the roller.
after ...belle maison: DIY: Furniture Makeovers First they removed the hardware and stone top, sanded the table all over, and applied a coat of primer. *Then they gave it two coats of semigloss latex paint in a lively citrus hue. *For a pull, they threaded a length of cord through the existing hardware holes, knotted the cord on the inside and trimmed the ends.