Refurbish – Media Console

This may be my best Craigslist find to date.

Before Media Console Before Media Console - Inside

No joke, I got this beauty for $35!

Yes, you read that right.  When I stumbled upon this I did a little happy dance.  No really, I danced in my living room.

Because I saw the potential – AND it was ONLY 35 dollars!  I know, I still can’t believe it.  I didn’t even try to give the woman less – that would have been a crime I think.

Media Console After1

I put the mister to work and he used his magic and the results are pretty stunning.

The best thing about this project, since the distressed look is what we were going for – he didn’t have to strip the piece, just lightly sand and paint directly over the existing piece.

Here are the steps we used to refurbish this media console per the mister -

  1. Lightly sand
  2. Apply light coats (preferably using a high powered spray gun) paint & primer “in one” of your desired hue – I chose a high gloss black because I love the sheen and it is easier to clean.
  3. If you want distressed look, sand using a block sander in areas where natural wear would occur – wipe clean sand dust
  4. Apply clear polyurethane coat for protection
  5. Enjoy!

Best yet, he reconfigured the shelves inside so the media console doubles as toy storage.  One shelf houses Liam’s John Deere collection and the side shelves have Dax’s toys and puzzles.

Media Console After

What is your most prized budget find?  This is definitely mine.

For more specific details on how to achieve this look, which I am told by the mister is “very easy” message me.  Then I will send those questions on to him to answer:).



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