A Repurposed Media Center

Susan A.
by Susan A.
3 Materials
My fiancé had this huge wall unit that he used in a loft he once owned and it just didn't go with anything in our home. There it sat empty and sad in our living room...
Media center back in the loft
I decided to give this a makeover and began by removing all shelves, hardware, etc and wiping it all down with Windex. Once that was done I added two coats of Chaulk paint, letting each coat dry 24 hours in between and then proceeding to the next step.
After the paint was dry, I applied a glaze using a damp cotton cloth. I added extra glaze sporadically to give it some personality.
Once the glaze was dry, I added a coat of wax on the entire unit. Two coats were added to the surface areas that I knew would be used more.
Once it was all said and done (shelves in place, hardware back on), I sat back and stared at it and realized that I didn't know what to do with it! It still looked like a media center! A media center without a TV...
I then decided to add a couple of shelves! I ran over to Home Depot with my measurements in hand and had then cut two long boards down to 80" long and I then repeated the painting. Antiquing, and waxing processes... Now I'm pleased!
Looking at this project I still felt something needed to change... So off to Hobby Lobby I went!
I found these metal brackets in black and some handles...
I got rid of the more modern glass shelves that were holding the wooden shelves (that I had previously added) and secured the brackets in place using some matching screws.
I also had to drill some holes to add the matching handles and the finished project now looks like pictures below. I'm now pleased with my new repurposed walk unit.
Suggested materials:
  • Valspar Chaulk Paint in Bonnet Ribbon   (Lowe's)
  • Valspar Antiquing Glaze in Moose Mousse   (Lowe's)
  • Miniwax Finishing Paste Wax in Natural   (Lowe's)
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