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

17 comments:

  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...

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

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

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

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

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  6. This turned out just perfect! Love it!

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  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 ;)

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  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 www.diybydesign.blogspot.com. Thanks so much.

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

    Roeshel

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  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!!

    http://vintagerevivals.blogspot.com/2011/05/top-5-plead-their-case.html

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

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  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
    Theresa

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  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?

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  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!!

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

    Cheers,
    Cathy@Same Scrub Prints in Nurse Fashion

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