Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Pretty-fied Media Table

I like to stare at pretty things. I've been staring at something that needed to be pretty-fied. I've actually been staring at it for a few years now. 

Our dog, Godiva, doesn't look too enthusiastic about this little media table, either.

Ivy and Kit are on Kauai for 3 days, so being that I can do whatever I want after work, I loaded it in the car, and took it home to beautify it overnight. 15 hours later, here it is, right back where it started:

I got some grey mistake paint for $1 at ACE Hardware. I sanded, then primed the particle board media stand with Kilz, really quickly, then applied the glossy grey. 2-3 coats or so... it was pretty much dark outside when i was painting, so it's not the best paint job. There's some definite imperfections. I modge podged the taupe fabric on the top surface because there were so many nicks and a lot of water damage. Paint would have just been bumpy and chipped off. The modge podge went on really poorly on the fabric, so it looks like batik fabric... I'm not happy about that, but for the amount of time I spent, and for the vast improvement, I'm stoked on it. 

Prettify-ing this media table was a similar situation to this rolling media table I did back in January (see full post here):

Ivy and Kit come home tomorrow! So there probably won't be anymore projects completed in 15 hours.... But I'm so excited for them to come back! It was fun having my time (and my mind) to myself, but I sure do miss them!!



  1. they look so much more high quality now! great job!

  2. Looks wonderful! It is always so much fun to see the projects you work on! Thanks for sharing.
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    1. Thanks for always taking a look at my posts, Connie.

  3. Great transformation, they actually do look like a better quality piece. Great job. So glad you share your creative inspiration with Sunday's Best!

    1. A huge improvement, especially for particle board.

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    1. Thanks for coming by all my posts, Sharon!

  5. Love the transformations. So much better than the befores. Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you tomorrow.


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