Do you remember this haul from last month at the Hardin County Habitat Restore?
After priming, I decided I should remove this lower shelf, it was really too low to the bottom.
I patched, sanded and patched again.
I then decided I was going to leave this piece the original gray diy chalk paint, but paint the inside white. I didn’t want to remove this shelf – I’ll figure something out.
I’m thinking the sides of this piece were probably speakers, as there were no doors. I made some shelves.
I also made a little frame—faux door for the sides.
Here you can see that I painted each side white and you can see the cleats that I installed to hold up the new shelves I made.
It’s time for some chicken wire! I attached it with my staple gun.
Because chicken wire drives me crazy, I decided to cut some pieces to help hold the chicken wire in place.
I painted the newly cut pieces of luan and tested to make sure they would work, and allow me to insert the faux doors into the sides.
uh oh! I painted the frames and luan pieces on a gloomy day. The next day when I was putting it all together to do a dry fit, I immediately noticed I had used the WRONG shade of gray! ugh! I had to take the little luan piece off, remove the chicken wire and repaint all of those pieces.
While that paint was drying I started waxing the DIY chalk paint. I used ASCP soft wax (clear) with my NEW best friend. Let me introduce you to the HomeRight AutoRight car buffer! I used this thick soft applicator sponge to apply the wax.
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The thick soft applicator sponge is great for getting into the recessed areas!
After allowing the wax to set up, I used this blue bonnet to polish the wax. It was quick, and easy to use. This buffer is battery operated, and the battery lasted through this whole project. I also like to use a clean white applicator sponge to buff.
I store my waxing sponge in a plastic bag. I’ve used it on several projects besides this console cabinet.
My shoulder has been hurting quite a bit lately, so this little gem has really helped me out.
Here is the console/cabinet all finished up, with shelves, but without the little faux chicken wire doors.
With the little faux doors. The are easily removable if the new owner isn’t fond of chicken wire, but I think they are adorable!
This is how I dealt with the ugly shelf. I covered it with gray and white chevron fabric. I used some spray adhesive to attach the fabric.
I think this piece can be very versatile and used in many ways.
It amazes me how a piece of plastic furniture can be changed up with some paint, wax and a new AutoRight buffer!
I really love the color, do you? How would you use it?
This post is sponsored by HomeRight, they supplied me with the AutoRight Buffer to review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.