Hello ATPF friends! Julie here from redheadcandecorate.com where it is brutally cold. Our wind chill in Michigan got down to -35 recently. That is just crazy. However, I have my tea and blanket and I’m here to share one of my all time favorite DIY furniture makeovers with you…my “Black Stereo Console Makeover”.
Two Summers ago, my neighbor sent me a private message on Facebook asking if I would be interested in an old stereo console. She said her husband actually made it over a couple years ago, but she had decided that it was finally time to donate it, trash it, or…give it to Julie.
I asked my husband, Rick, to pick it up in his truck on his way home from work. It sat in our garage for a couple months, until I decided to bring it in and give it some TLC.
I immediately loved the little X’s in the windows and I knew I could open those up to display some of my favorite crystal. I also knew the little knobs would be easy to replace.
The big question was…what color should I paint it?
Well, as you can see, I went with black. Black is my “go-to” color for everything. To me, black is timeless, rustic, and elegant.
I used Behr Ultra paint in black (eggshell sheen). Painting this piece was easy after I removed the curtains and sanded a little. My husband removed some of the remaining “guts” (and knobs) and he also put a new base on the back.
I replaced the knobs with these pretty mercury glass knobs from Hobby Lobby. I also decided to add white Christmas lights inside to help illuminate my crystal. It was then that I decided a “faux fireplace”, or wood storage area would be really cute in the center. We use a ton of wood at our house in the Winter for our fireplace, so this fits into our “style”.
It really fits in nicely in our foyer. I can re-style it over and over according to the season.
This is what it looks like now with my “Thrift Store Silver Platter Wall“:
I hope you will try using black for your next paint project!
See you back here again soon and as always I’d love to have you stop by and visit me at Redhead Can Decorate!