Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Console Turned Media Cabinet

Updated-Sold!  

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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13 comments:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  7. I love this - it's such a unique piece. I'd love for you to share it at my VERY FIRST link party.
    Rachel
    http://adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com/2012/02/terrific-tuesdays-link-party.html

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  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.

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

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

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

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  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....
    Nancy
    wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com
    wildoakdesigns@gmail.com

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