Monday, July 20, 2009

Cheap Entertainment Center Re-do...

I have been hard at work in my efforts to turn our "home office" into a dedicated craft room. I am the only one that uses this room and it already housed most of my craft supplies so I figured why not go all the way and make this one room specifically mine. Since I have been making such headway, I thought I would blog everyday this week about a different project that I accomplished and then have a big reveal on Thursday. Today is day one, and I am gonna start with the first project I got finished, my craft cabinet.

Originally, this was an entertainment center in Lon's grandma's house. She was gonna sell it at her yardsale a few months ago, but when I measured it I asked her if she would sell it to me instead since it would fit perfectly into my craft room. She said no, and I was shocked. She said no she wouldn't sell it to me, that she would give it to me for free. Now we're talking! Here it is before...
And after...

Here are all the details. When my brother in law Richard was here for our staycation in June, I had him attach a piece of beadboard to the back.
I was too lazy to actually prime the whole thing, so I just spray painted it and let the spray paint act as a primer. It worked well enough.
I then decided I wanted it a fun color. This is afterall the only truly girly space in my house, so I decided on turquoise blue. Well, "Escape" if you want to get technical.

After I got a couple baskets from Hobby Lobby and piled some of my craft supplies on it, I was done.

The crown is my old ironing board I finally hung. I have told you about this old ironing board before, but had no place to put it. Well it finally found a home and I love it here.


What do you think? If you like this be sure to check back the rest of the week for even more wild color choices. Let's just say I still have a ways to go on the window treatment. Lon says it looks like a mullet. Maybe tomorrow you can see it and judge for yourself.

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41 comments:

Della said...

Gorgeous! I bought that exact paint, too. :)

Kelli said...

Mandi, that's fabulous! I would love to have something like that...hmm, we have an old entertainment center. I LOVE beadboard.

Laura said...

That is so stinkin' cute!!! The turquoise is such a fun, fun color. You are so creative. I love seeing all your projects. I'm excited to see what else you have in store for the craft room!!!

Tausha said...

Love it!! I love the color! What a great idea! I too am working on my craft room! I am not quite as far along in the process as you are-but you have given me some inspiration to get my butt in gear!!!!

Girl with the Curlz said...

Mandi that is so cute. I love what you did with it and that beadboard is a great idea. What a fun color too. I have to say though I am a bit jealous when I saw your cricut box on the bottom shelf (ha-ha). I have to get myself one. How do you like it?

Jessica said...

awesome! i love love love seeing those entertainment centers used like this! so fun. . .and your color. . .it is gorgeous!

edie said...

Oh Miss Mandi,
I adore it!!! It's just perfect...and what a genius you are to think of the beadboard. The baskets add a perfect balance of color---and I love the round one.
Great job! Enjoy.

Catherine said...

Mandi,awesome job-it looks fantastic & I just love how you repurpose stuff,clever you!!!Hugs Catherine xx

melissa said...

Oh wow~great paint color (storing escape in my inspiration folder for future use) and I love the beadboard on the back!

Monica said...

WOW! That is an awesome makeover!

The Hat Chick said...

What a great start! I can't wait to see what's next.

Stacie said...

I love the combination of stuffed away storage with the baskets and the pretty storage with the great jars!

Gina said...

This looks awesome! Love the color!

BlueCastle said...

This is beautiful! I love the color. It looks amazing. Great job!

Miss G said...

I love that you hung the ironing board on the wall! Kelly

Sarah said...

Oh Girl, your new craft cabinet rocks!!! The turquoise color and bead board backing are my favorite characteristics of the cabinet. I am looking forward to your big reveal! God's blessings on your final preparations, Sarah :D

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

It's lovely! I really like your color choice. :) Visiting from Kimba's party. :)

Joanna said...

Oh my goodness that is gorgeous! Wow, now I wished I would have never gotten rid of our old entertainment center like that!

the undomesticated wife said...

That's fab!

Heidi said...

fabulous paint choice! Love the bead board - my eye was drawn to that immediately!

Sugar Mommy said...

Great idea and great job! Love that old ironing board, too!

Kammy said...

Hey Mandi !
I love that shelf unit ! Way to make it so cool with the beadboard and blue paint - who would of thunk ?? Super fab !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Katie said...

It's really awesome what a little beadboard and some paint can do! Great color choice too!!

Twice Remembered said...

Wonderful idea and a fun, refreshing color!

Erika said...

That color is amazing. I love it. Actually, I love the whole thing! The baskets are great!

Feel free to check out my blog, it's brand new and still in the making...But, the link is http://oopsicraftmypants.blogspot.com

Delightful Dwelling said...

Awesome, I loooove the paint color, very cheerful.

The Scooper said...

That's brilliant! I have an old MDF entertainment center storing toys in a closet...but I think I need to bring it into the light and give it a makeover. Great idea.

Kristi said...

Your color choice is amazing. Can you help me with mine? It really makes a girl want to spend the day just crafting. Great job!

sarah said...

That is fantastic! I love the color.

Becky said...

What a great idea. And the ironing board looks perfect on top. I am so glad you found someplace to appreciate it. That whole setting will surely brighten your crafty spot!!

Stephanie said...

What a clever idea! It looks great!

The Hopkins Home said...

Beautiful - I love the beadboard backing!

Positively Creative! said...

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE your idea on using an old et. center...great job it looks FABULOUS!!

Amanda said...

I'm a big fan of that color. I'm in the process of organizing my sewing/craft room and this is a great idea for storage. Thanks.

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

So cool! I love this!! Awesome and love that color!

Rhonda in OK said...

looks amazing!

have lots of fun crafting.

Anna See said...

this looks great. the color is so cheerful!

SetApart said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love that color:)

Cheri Peoples said...

What a fun color. I hope you'll come visit me as well and I have a give away going on.
Cheri
its so very cheri

knittingknirvana said...

Great idea! We have an old entertainment center that was my parents' and I have been trying to figure out how to incorporate it into my craft space. Thanks for the ideas!!! )

tv furniture units said...

Lovely! The color fits its new role as a craft shelf =)

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