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.
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:
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