I have named the entertainment center that my buddy, The Social Planner, bought, the beast. It is a mammoth Thomasville set from the early 90’s. It is 80 inches tall and all added together is over 100 inches wide. It took two truckloads to get it into the garage.
This is the center section.
It was longer than the bed of the truck.
The end, display pieces were not light…as you can see from the guys expressions.
If you follow my blog you have seen progress on an entertainment center piece that was going into my friend. The Social Planner’s new home.
Once Hubby and Larry got it all disassembled and ready to paint it along with my china cabinet covered the garage floor.
The first painting did not go well. Just like the china cabinet, it all had to be sanded down and repainted. Hubby helped a ton with the repainting on this monster thankfully. I decided to glaze it all on the same day. Big mistake. It literally wore me out. I started at 6:30 in the morning and finished about 4:00 pm. I was hot, tired, and filthy. I was in bed by 7:00 pm after taking two Advil. I will never take on such a large project again. I used Bona Floor Finish Polyurethane to seal the finish because I wanted it to be hardy enough to stand up to wear and tear. I spread the poly out over three days in order to get everything dry before I moved on to another part. I like the shine that that the floor finish adds. The brass hardware was sprayed with Rustoleum oil rubbed bronze to match the hardware in their new home.
Picking the piece up from Garagemahal and delivering it to The Social Planner’s forever home turned out to be just as much of a challenge. This time Larry came with reinforcements. He brought his brother in law, Ted. The guys loaded the two trucks, tied it down, and headed out. Unloading was accomplished without incident, but getting it into the house proved tricky. Remember that The Beast is 80 inches tall? So are the doorways in The Social Planner’s home. No way to get it upright through the door and no way to lay it down and turn the corner. Back out through the back door sliders, across the porch, and after a little modification, through their bedroom slider.
Here it is all installed and ready to be loaded. The bedroom looks amazing. I love the dreamy, romantic feel of the room. The French provincial marble topped tables turned out so well. I love the lamps that The Social Planner picked. They are perfect for the space. The art is not unpacked yet, but it is going to be amazing. The main piece will be a large watercolor painted by their daughter in law’s grandmother. A well-known local artist.
Here is the beast in the room! I couldn’t resist showing you all a peek at the rest of her room. It is not quite done but looks awesome! I painted and glazed the side tables to match the entertainment center. They are marble topped beauties that she got at a resale shop for $25.00.
I love the outcome. There are not many people I would have done this for, but I am so happy that my work is a part of their home. I love it! As the room gets finished I will update the photos.