It's an old AM/FM radio and record player console. The middle flap on the top lifts up and reveals this...
So where am I going with this? Well, first things first, I had to rip that sucker apart!
The next day I got to work on painting. I decided to make the whole console white, using leftover white paint from our bathroom remodel. The fancy scrolled panels were going to be different though, to let them stand out. I laid them out and sprayed them with aqua spray paint I had on hand.
I didn't get any other working shots, mainly because I was anxious to get this thing finished and in our living room.
But here she is....
Allow me to point out a few things:
1. The blue panels were backed with coordinating fabric I had in my fabric stash and turned into door panels for the speaker cabinets.
2. The center of the console was cut out and turned into shelf space for the television cable box.
3. The shelves and middle area were covered with leftover wallpaper from the stairwell project I did last month.
Before I brought it inside, I had Dan do a once-over to make sure I didn't miss any spots with the paint (he had been pointing places out all along, being anal as usual). This was his idea of being funny, inspecting my work....
And I know I'm probably the only one who would pair a blue and white console next to a pink chair, but I think it works for me :)