Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Console Turned Media Cabinet


This 1970s TV console was another Craig's List find.  There were no pictures with the ad but it sounded interesting & originally I was looking for something to use as my display for CeCe Caldwell's paints.  When she sent the pictures I knew I had to have this one!  It wouldn't work for my display but I thought it would make a cool media cabinet!  Here is the before after we brought it home in the back of the truck during a rain storm!  At least is washed most of the dust off!

Here is the after:

It didn't need much, I just removed the back & the trim from the top, cut some shelves to fit, added supports & popped on a new back.  The basket was a great find at HomeGoods.  I was too lazy  busy to sand or strip it down so I used CeCe Caldwell's Vermont Slate as a base.  It was a fantastic color but I know that black or white would sell much faster in my area.  Here is the Vermont Slate while drying.

This was about 15 minutes after I put this coat on, it dries really fast!  One of the many things I love about this paint is watching it dry!   Crazy, I know but I am amazed watching it!   I painted it SW Tricorn Black & did a rub through distressing.  Sealed with 2 coats of Varathane.  
Now available for sale at City Antiques.  Measures 47 1/2"W x 29 1/2"H x 22"D.

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  1. wow- what a great idea and redo! it looks awesome and is now totally useful!!!

  2. Great transformation! I saw one recently outside a habitat restore and should have picked it up!

  3. love how you made this old piece useful thanks for sharing come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

  4. Oh I love how you transformed this piece. Great job. Stop over for my giveaway!

  5. This is really pretty. My husband won't let me deal with Craig's list. It is on the news too much.

  6. That is super cute!
    Katie@ Let's Add Sprinkles

  7. I love this - it's such a unique piece. I'd love for you to share it at my VERY FIRST link party.

  8. Wow, this was ingenious. Especially since more and more of these cabinets are going to be put to the trash. Thanks for sharing. I love it.

  9. One thousand times I better. I think it is a super transformation! Thanks for linking up on the Korner!

  10. Amazing! Great transformation!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,

  11. Love it...I just bought a 60's stereo console and was looking for ideas.
    PS: I pinned it :)

  12. Ok, I just found your site....can you tell me the difference between the paint you used here and Annie Sloan Chalk Paint?? I love the vermont slate color!!
    Would love to hear from you....