What a difference a few coats of paint can make.
during (Chris hard at work, sanding it)
We might still put a really cool vinyl sticker on the front. But for now, this is so much better than it was. We picked it up at a thrift store for only $35! And spent $10 in gas to go pick it up with a truck & $20 in paint. (We won't count the $25 we spent in a semi-gloss black paint that refused to cooperate with us. So we called Rustoleum and they sent us a check for that paint. It just looked horrible. So we switched to a flat black instead and it looked great.)
Total cost for an original credenza: $65
Isn't it beautiful! I think it was worth it, but Chris did most of the work and might disagree. Hee hee hee!