Furniture Makeover – Print Center from a Media Cabinet
This post is sponsored by DecoArt. All opinions expressed are completely my own.
I am soooo excited!
I finished a MUCH needed project and I’m sharing it with you today. It’s a before/after, furniture makeover, upcycle all in one.
My new Print Center from a Media Cabinet
Since I got my new desk my printer and Silhouette have been stashed in my dining room. I would have to pull it out, place it on the dining room table just to print. It got old fast. I had a vision for a print center where I could store my printer, Silhouette, and accessories. Then a few weeks ago while pursuing our (new) favorite thrift shop I spotted this old media cabinet. It wasn’t anything special but it was a perfect size and I knew I could make it just what I needed in a print center for my workspace.
Before getting down and painting this bad boy, we had to take off those doors. The cabinet doors came off, and we filled the holes with a little wood filler. Gave the whole thing a nice good sand and got ready to paint.
This project was a little more fun then usual because I got to try out a new (to me) paint line by DecoArt. The Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint. It comes in tons of beautiful colors with lovely names like Everlasting and Yesteryear. For this project I went with a light gray, Yesteryear and a fresh white, Everlasting.
The paint goes on really smoothly with great coverage.
We ended up adding a shelf inside for extra storage and drilled a couple of holes in the back for cords (not pictured).
For protection, I brushed on Americana Decor Creme Wax.
The Creme Wax isn’t like anything I’ve used before. It has a creamy liquid consistency but blends beautifully. A little tiny bit goes a long way. I’m not sure I’ll be able to go back to “regular” wax after this. I love it.
This furniture makeover turned out better than I imagined – it’s the perfect print center for my workspace. It allows me to keep my print/cut tools handy without taking up valuable desk space.
If you want to try out the new Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint it is now available in Home Depot and Michaels stores. It is also available for purchase online at homedepot.com.
You can also visit the DecoArt Chalky Finish website for more information or check out more DecoArt Chalky Finish projects here.
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Beautiful, and so creative.
HOW. USEFUL. This is going to sound stupid, but I’ve avoided getting a printer because I reasoned that there was nowhere to put it, which is absolutely not true. Your cabinet looks amaaaaazing in white. What a perfect find!
Fabulous upcycle Chelsea!! I love how fresh and bright it looks- and an amazing re-use!!
This was such a good idea and you make it look so easy! Super cute 🙂
Brilliant, Chelsea! How much easier than dragging it out to sit on your table!?!?
I love this idea! I have been working on making our craft/office space more function. (My Silhouette has been sitting directly on top of my printer. Yeah… It’s not ideal)
Such a great idea!! Awesome job Chelsea, it turned out gorgeous
I have a piece of furniture just like the one you did and needed a better place for a printer. Thanks for the inspiration! I am going to work on doing the same thing next weekend!