Friday, June 15, 2012

Entertainment Center Makeover


A long, long time ago, my husband and I purchased this entertainment center from Ikea.


(sorry for the picture quality.  I had the hardest time finding a picture of it when it was used..well.. as an entertainment center)
Then as the little one grew, we started noticing little sticky finger prints on the TV.  We have moved since that picture and now our TV is above our fireplace.  Far away from sticky little fingers.
So the entertainment center got promoted (or demoted if you want to look at it that way) to Cooper's storage for toys.  An unorganized disaster.


It was time for a makeover.



After a little sanding, priming, painting & sealing. All thanks to my wonderful husband!
 After passing Cooper's inspection, I was able to move onto the next step.


Then I added the cushion using foam, fabric and my handy dandy staple gun.


Then another inspection to test out the cushion and the chalkboard paint.  Luckily, we passed with flying colors.
We still had one more inspection.  The magnetic board.


I think our client was pretty happy with his new corner.


39 comments:

Erin said...

This is amazing!!! Thanks for sharing this idea!

Jessica.B said...

That is super cute :D I can not wait to move so I can start redoing & organizing!! TY for sharing :D

-Jessica
http://mommiesblog2011.blogspot.com/

tricia said...

SO CUTE!

Party Of Four said...

That is so awesome!! Way to go, looks like he loves it!!

Sherry said...

That's adorable and a great little multi-use area for the little one! I love that he can sit and read a book or climb up there and doodle with chalk...wnhatever strikes his fancy. Nice work!

Libby's Life said...

That is such a great idea!! I love how it turned out :)

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

Adorable Kim! Your little one is going to love it!! :)

Angie Ramirez said...

Ahh I love this.. great idea!

Thanks for sharing at Create & Inspire ;)

Angie

Rachel {Lines Across} said...

Woah! SO cute. My son would love something like this. We had to move our tv a lot higher up too :)

Amy said...

Love this! I'll definitely keep this in mind for in future (way, way, way in the future) for when I have kids! Thanks for sharing!

Jeannine said...

This is such a good idea! Love the chalkboard!!

~Jeannine @ The Concrete Cottage

Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com said...

SUPER CUTE! Crossing my fingers you share this at my party!!! Saturdays at Seven!

XO, Aimee

shopannies said...

love this so cute and perfect for him

come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

Natasha in Oz said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for your sweet comment. I am so thrilled that you have joined up with my weekly Say G'day party and linked up this fabulous post! You did a great job on your project!

I'm now following you and hope you don't mind if I link up to your linky party during the week!

Best wishes,
Natasha in Oz

Anna Williams said...

This is a fantastic idea and such a great way to reuse an old piece of furniture! Love the colours you've chosen too - very stylish. :) Thanks for joining in the networking blog hop too - I'm so excited to be a co-host and meet all these fantastic new blogs!

Anna (My Design Ethos)

Deanna said...

Wonderful! What a cutie you have there, too!

Marilyn Clark said...

Wow...this is so fun. I love how it is actually an activity center now! :D

pinkoddy said...

What a really good idea - thanks for sharing

organizedisland.com said...

What a great way to reuse your entertainment center. I love chalkboard paint! Love the little bench too!

ARod said...

2 cute glad your client is so happy with it ;-)

KCoake said...

What a fun idea!

Tracy Jensen said...

Loved this...thank you for joining our Hop! :)

Julie Rogers said...

That's really adorable---found it via blog hop:) Great idea!!!

Janette Johanson said...

Great before/after!! Love that he fits in it on the little shelf!! So cute!!

Cherished Handmade Treasures said...

Great idea! Would love for you to come and share on the Cherished Handmade Treasures

A Proverbs 31 Wife said...

That turned out way cute Kim!

Nat and Holly said...

LOVE IT Kim! Re-purposing stuff is the best :) Your little guy is adorable by the way! Pinning it!

Pamela said...

Very smart idea!

Monica said...

This is so great!! I am currently transforming an ET center into a play kitchen for my daugther but may have to save this for my son's room! Thanks for sharing ;)

Amanda @ Life, Experience Needed said...

LOVE the make over.
New follower from the blog hop
http://lifeexperienceneeded.blogspot.ca/

Connie said...

Loved this post, please link it with me tomorrow at Wow Us Wednesday!

Anne said...

Love it!

Stacey said...

Very cute - great idea!
Would love if you stopped by my linky party to link it up!
Stacey of Embracing Change
http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com

Six Sisters said...

This is soooo cute!! Your little guy loves it! We appreciate you linking up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". Hope you'll come back soon! -The Sisters

Tutus & Tea Parties said...

That is so cute!
Have you heard about our Craftastic Competition? I'd love for you to enter in it! Lots of prizes to be won too!

Little Becky Homecky said...

This is so cute!! I love it! He looks like he loves it too and can you blame him!?!? How fun! Thanks for linking up to Fantabulous Friday this week!!

ToSewWith Love said...

you can't blame your little man! Any kid would LOVE this! Even I would want something like this for craft room! ^^) I am featuring this today ^^) thanks for sharing and have a fab weekend!

Hugs,
Lelanie

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tocookwithlove.com
villaportillo.blogspot.com

Christina said...

I love this so much - I'm sure your son loves it SO much too!!


Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

Trish - Mom On Timeout said...

Such a great little nook for your little guy! Love the chalkboard and the magnetic board too. Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!