This old stereo stand had been languishing in the kids’ playroom — and my office — for several months:
I thought it had great potential for craft storage, and decided to give it a new look.
First came a coat of chocolate brown paint for the outside, a coat of Antique Gold for the shelves, and a Command hook for the side:
For the inside I chose my favorite peacock paper from Paper Source:
I gathered craft stuff that was scattered all over the house, and some random containers were given a new life. I didn’t want things matchy-matchy, and neither did I want to spend any money. Everything was done with items I already had.
Here you can see some of my paper crafting and sewing supplies:
Paper punches, threads and ribbons, and my blank card packs. I have so many, I really need to start using them!
On top, my pencils and markers, decorative scissors, various adhesives, and random bits and bobs, along with a tray I painted a while ago with my newest craft book:
Yes, it is The Martha’s Holiday Crafts book, and it is awesome. Some of the crafts are a little advanced to do with my boys, but I’m working on adapting a few.
So here it is, my sweet little craft station. I love that I transformed it without spending a cent and that it is now a useful piece instead of just storing old VHS movies and gathering dust.
I hope you enjoyed this makeover!
22 thoughts on “Stereo stand to craft tower”
You are queen of transforming stuff.
I would have never thought to paint and make it anything else, I would have been hauling out to the curb! ha. GO girl, it looks amazing.
aw chicka, thank you! and if you ever have a piece of furniture you’re getting rid of, i’ll take it from you! 😀
Claudia, this is really fantastic! What a great idea!
That turned out amazing! I love the peacock paper inside too! I would have never thought to do that.
i love that paper, i think i’m obsessed with putting it on every available surface 😀
This is WAY smart! I might have to see if I can snag the stero stand from my parents house! Great paper!
the paper is awesome, isn’t it? thanks for the kind comment!
Love it!! Thanks for linking up!
thanks for hosting!!
What a nice transformation, and so useful in it’s new life! Thank you for linking your creative post to Potpourri Friday!
way more useful than it’s been for months, that’s for sure – thank you for hosting!
I love this! You have just inspired me to convert my old dusty microwave cart into a little crafty area 🙂
How did you adhere the paper to the furniture?
I used spray adhesive 😀 ooh, you should post pics of your microwave cart after your transform it, I bet it comes out awesome!
Looks terrific, love the color. I applaud you for re-purposing it. Thank you for participating in the Thursday Favorite Things hop. xo
thank you, I love your blog hop 😀
That looks great. I want to try my hand at painting some pieces that I’ve had forever – like a cedar chest from my ex-husband when we were dating almost 40 years ago! It needs some updating, wouldn’t you think?
It’s so easy, I bet you can totally transform it!
What a great idea. I gave ours away years ago, but I bet I can find one at a thrift store.
oh yeah, I always see similar ones at our Goodwill, since they’re not really the style anymore, but it served my purpose 😀
I’m so glad I found this! We got Ava an ugly old dresser at the thrift store & I’ve been trying to find a fun way to jazz it up. This gives me so many ideas!
You totally should – my next project is Alex’s dresser, i.e. my old dresser which is still unfinished after like, 10 years ;D