Repurposed Stereo Console

May 14th, 2010 in member junk     
13 users recommend

After I had gutted out the speakers on the sides, record player and stereo, this is how it looked before painting.
After I had gutted out the speakers on the sides, record player and stereo, this is how it looked before painting.

After I had gutted out the speakers on the sides, record player and stereo, this is how it looked before painting.


Last Friday I was out garage saleing and came upon this stereo console.  Previously in a magazine I had read, someone had redone a cabinet into a wine/buffett.  I thought I might want to do something like that.  And here was my chance.  The lady of the house said the price is right!  Make us a offer.  I did.  They excepted $20.00.  This cabinet was HEAVY.  It took 4 people to heave it into my truck.  When I got home, I knew I was in trouble.  When taking it out of my truck, my husband said,"What did you buy this thing for?"  Of course I explained, you just wait, it's going to look great.  You'll see...After taking all the stereo equipment, speakers out, sanding and 4 cans of spray paint and a quart of swan sea blue enamel.  This is how it turned out. 

Why I liked it:  I thought it had a great shape to it.  It's made of real hardwood!  The speakers had cool curved iron detail in the front.  Lot of potential!  It could hold a big screen TV on top or under the top you could mount a small flat screen.  Storage for DVD player in cabinet underneath.  Or I could make it a wine cabinet with wine stored on the sides and glasses in the cabinet, and maybe a little cooler in the cabinet.


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Tamara Bradshaw
posted in: member junk, vintage, cottage, wood, furniture, fun, family room, traditional, cream, beachy, blue, 70s

Comments (10)

BillyJo writes: WOW, What a rewarding feeling you had when it was done. Hats off to a successful transformation. Posted: 2:09 am on May 28th
beautifulobsession writes: Thanks for your posts. Lezlee -My husband thinks its pretty nice and wishes I would have done this before we purchase our TV cabinet downstairs. It would have saved us lot of money. I love all the cool ideas on this site and hope many more people find it to get inspiration on their home projects! Posted: 8:25 pm on May 26th
grabe writes: Such a perfect job u did!! Very elegant Posted: 7:31 am on May 18th
MakinItHappen writes: Beautiful! Posted: 2:01 pm on May 17th
Prior writes: I like it a lot! What did hubby think of it? Does he know what you would have to pay for a Flat Screen T.V. cabinet like that? and of course, it wouldn't be real wood! Great job! Lezlee
Posted: 8:31 pm on May 16th
chippingcharm writes: Your hard work paid off...it looks great! Laurel Posted: 5:54 pm on May 15th
shamrockerin writes: it looks great! I wouldn't even know that it was an old stereo console. I love the color blue that you used on it. Posted: 10:04 am on May 15th
vanj writes: JUST FABULOSO!!!!!!!!!! I HAVE TWO OF THESE BETTER GET TO WORK. VANESSA Posted: 8:08 am on May 15th
bluejean writes: You've done a wonderful job updating this piece! It doesn't look dated at all now. Posted: 6:25 pm on May 14th
RustyDiva writes: What a fantastic job and great vision for the beauty it could become! Way to go girl ~ it looks great! Posted: 5:56 pm on May 14th
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