A Repurposed Media Center
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...
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.
- Valspar Chaulk Paint in Bonnet Ribbon (Lowe's)
- Valspar Antiquing Glaze in Moose Mousse (Lowe's)
- Miniwax Finishing Paste Wax in Natural (Lowe's)
Published May 1st, 2016 1:39 PM