Stereo stand to craft tower

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!

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22 thoughts on “Stereo stand to craft tower

  1. 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.

  2. 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?

  3. 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!

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