A Media Console Transformation

A Media Console Transformation

I stumbled upon this console two blocks away from my house. Immediately, I was drawn to it’s mid century modern design. It was in the driveway under a sign that read “Free, Take Me”. So, I did.

As you can see, the laminate surface was in pretty bad shape.

The door had a piece missing, but I knew I could fix that.

I sanded it, base coated it with 3 coats of Zinsser primer, followed by 2 coats of semi gloss paint. Initially, I was going to replace the ratan insets but later decided not to since it was still in pretty good condition. Instead, I decided to do something fun and stencil them instead.

If you’re wondering why there are different patterns on the doors, it’s because I haven’t yet decided which one I like better. I made a smaller version of the larger stencil design using an overhead projector sheet and an X-acto knife to cut it.

And here is the finished piece. Tah dah!

It offers a lot of storage, housing all our board games and many of our DVD’s and CD’s. Unfortunately, the cable box is a little too wide and doesn’t fit. Eventually, I will build a platform that will support the TV with a compartment for the cable box.

I rather like how it turned out. What do you think?

I am heading over to join the parties at:

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A Soft Place to Land:DIY Day

Domestically Speaking:Power of Paint Party

The Shabby Chic Cottage: Transformation Thursday

Mustard Seed Creations: Furniture Feature Friday and

Funky Junk Interiors: Saturday Night Special

20 Responses

  1. It’s an astonishing transformation. You also make it look so easy. Very expert. Thanks for stopping by to see my kitchen. Jane F

  2. WOW! What a great transformation! :) I love the cabinet in white, and the stenciling is great. I like the door on the right. I’m visiting from Kimba’s party. :)

  3. You did a great job transforming the cabinet — it looks great!! I really like the stenciled ratan — I’d go with the larger design :-)

    Thanks for your great comment on my bedroom makeover post. I totally agree, design is often an evolution — even when you think a room is done, you’re likely to see something that inspires you to make it even better :-)


  4. that looks so mod- i love it! love the print you chose and the clean look it now has- very updated and current. wow, i’ve been watching too much american idol and now using words like “current!”

  5. Oh my, what an amazing transformation! You were brave for picking that piece up, but you did a wonderful job with it. It is just perfect as a TV console. Great job!

  6. Nice fix! I prefer the bigger pattern on the stencil, if you were looking for input:)

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