Thursday, May 5, 2011

Hello Chalk Paint...I Think I LOVE You!!! Stereo Cabinet Redo

I scored this old stereo cabinet off of craigslist...FREE section!!!  Cha CHING!!!!

I took out the 8 track and record player, and then took out speakers. 
I also pulled off the ugly nylon rope fabric covering the speakers. 
My lovely husband cut a board for the top where the schtuff was,
and two small boards to go over the holes where the speakers once were.

I painted the entire cabinet with Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint. 
This stuff is miracle paint. 
I did not sand, prime, just PAINTED IT. 
I used the color "provence".  

I hot glued the fabric onto the boards and then put back the panels. 
I then rubbed on Annie Sloan's soft wax in Rustic all over the piece. 
I then put everything back together.
   I covered the speaker holes with this beautiful fabric from JoAnn's. 
I wanted to add an unexpected pop of color.

I honestly can't say enough good things about this paint. 
 It ROCKS!!  I love how this piece turned out.
Even my husband didn't see the potential.

The DIY Show Off


  1. ugh, I've been DYING over Chalk Paint, but I'm not sure if it's in Canada yet...*sigh* guess I'll sand & prime...

  2. I love the fabric behind the doors! Super cute idea. And I'm so jealous you got it for free!

  3. This is cute!!! I love the paint color choice and the fabric! Great job!!! :)

  4. Beautiful! I love the colors you chose! Congrats on moving on in OMTWI, by the way. :)

  5. I love this! It would go PERFECT in my house so send it on over! haha!

  6. This turned out just perfect! Love it!

  7. Dang! My parents had a stereo like that for YEARS and I think they just got rid of it. Who knew it could be transformed into something so gorg?

    Thanks for the tips on chalk paint too. I linked up to your project in my post this morning ;)

  8. Hello I came to you first time via Colleen@mural make... I read very throughly your tips about chalk paint and it gives me much information thanks a lot for sharing your work too... it really looks lovely ... great transformation... I am going to follow you ...
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  9. I so love all of the chalk paint posts. It's time for me to get some I think. Your cabinet came out amazing. I am your latest follower. I would love for you to come and check out my blog and follow me back at Thanks so much.

  10. Great job! What a beautiful transformation! Thanks so much for sharing in the DIY Project Parade! ;)


  11. I love this. i have always wanted one of those old stereo things.

    I am one of 5 finalists in a HUGE room makeover giveaway. Voting ends today. I would REALLY appreciate it if you would take a moment and stop by and vote for me. I am 3#. Thanks!!

  12. Ama-ZING! love love love it!!

  13. I'm so glad I found your link on "Chic on a Shoestring Decorating". I am now your newest follower. What an amazing transformation!!! AND you can never beat FREE.

    Peace, Love & Decorate

  14. I tried looking on website, but it doesn't appear that the chalk paint you used is available anywhere in Wichita. Where did you order it?

  15. If you love chalk paint but dont like the price or cant find it where you live, you can totally make it yourself! Mix roughly 1/3 whiting powder (you can buy it at Sherwin Williams or other paint suppliers) with 2/3 latex paint, stir well and paint, it is great on a tight budget! More powder gives more of a chalky appearance, there is no exact measurement. Love what you did with the cabinet by the way, VERY cool!!

  16. Wow! Definitely creative and crafty. Love the chalk paint as well as your refashioned stereo cabinet.

    Cathy@Same Scrub Prints in Nurse Fashion


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