DIY & Decor

DIY & Decor
diy & decor

Furniture Tutorials

Furniture Tutorials
Furniture Tutorials

Faves

Faves
Favorite Makeovers

Refurbished Media Console Using Metallic Cream

This post was sponsored by Country Chic Paint. However, I love their Metallic Cream so much that I'd scream it to the roof tops no matter what! 
Please see my disclosure policy.

how to refinish furniture, how to paint furniture, before and after, media console inspiration, how to paint with metallic cream, media cabinet makeover, DIY media console, painted TV console

Metallic Cream is one of my favorite products that Country Chic Paint offers. So, we went on a hunt to find the best detailed piece we could find to rescue and re-love.


The Before:

before and after, up cycled radio cabinet, old cabinet turned into medial console, how to up-cycle a TV console.

We stumbled upon this gem at an estate sale. A vintage radio cabinet complete with red and orange fiber speakers. Jealous? I think there were 40 years worth of dust trapped in those suckers. ;)



old radio cabinet, how to take out speakers from a cabinet, how to repurpose a radio cabinet, where to find furniture to flip, flipping furniture, furniture makeover before and after

We ditched those pretty things. Scissors and an exacto knife came in really handy for this step. In less then 10 minutes, we had them ripped out and thrown away! Now that the speakers were gone, this vintage radio cabinet was on it's way to becoming an updated and functional media console. After a really good dusting we we're ready to paint!



metallic cream, belt buckle, how to dry brush metallic cream, how to use metallic cream, diy, country chic metallic cream

We applied two coats of Country Chic Paint in Liquorice. Once it was dry, we brushed on some Metallic Cream in Belt Buckle onto all of high spots of the detailed areas. We applied the same technique to some vintage hardware, then added them to this piece.Want to see how we did it? Head on over to "Bling Bling!" Country Chic Metallic Cream for that video demonstration! Take notice at the amount of product that we used to produce those shimmery highlights. A little bit of the cream goes a long way! 


 We cut and painted pegboard and attached it to the back of the unit. Air ventilation is important when you're converting a piece to a TV console. This prevents any electronic components from getting too hot when the doors are closed. 


how to make a tv cabinet, how to revamp a media console, how to apply country chic metallic cream, belt buckle metallic cream

We're calling this furniture makeover, The McCartney Media Console
A perfectly functional piece that's been refinished using just 40% of a quart sized paint can and tiny amounts of metallic cream. 



Here are a few more close ups so you can see all of the yummy details...

tutorial on how to revamp a media console, how to flip furniture, how to refinish furniture using metallic cream, how to chalk paint furniture, how to refinish furniture, furniture makeovers

before and after furniture makeovers, hacked entertainment center, how to make a rustic tv stand, DIY media console, farmhouse media console, farmhouse entertainment center

how to organize your electronic devices, how to store electronic devices, how to refinish an entertainment center, how to paint furniture, how to add pegboard to a cabinet for air ventilation


how to create the farmhouse look, how to get the rustic look, rustic finish using metallic cream, belt buckle metallic cream, how to dry brush


Country Chic Metallic Creams come in four beautiful colors. Hop on over to their blog to view additional projects using Metallic Creams and watch their informative "how to" tutorials!

Have a great weekend!
Carrie || Thirty Eighth Street


If you enjoyed this furniture makeover, you might enjoy this post...

"BLING BLING!" COUNTRY CHIC METALLIC CREAM







tv cabinet, tv console, media console, media cabinet, entertainment center, refinished cabinet, how to refinish a media console, media console inspiration, media console ideas

37 comments

  1. This is so gorgeous! Black was 100% the right choice for this piece. It really makes all those awesome details look elegant and stand out!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm glad you liked it, Meg! Sometimes deciding on a color can be the hardest part. Not for this makeover- as soon as I saw it, I said BLACK! ;)

      Delete
  2. This is one fabulous makeover. I bet you had a great time recreating it and bringing it up to date.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. This was a FUN one, Debra! Thank you for stopping by! Have a great weekend. :)

      Delete
  3. WOW what a unique piece of furniture Carrie. You really made it shine with your paint makeover! One of my favs. of yours! Thanks for sharing on Friday's Furniture Fix! Have a great weekend! ;o)

    ReplyDelete
  4. I love what you did with this piece. I can see the metallic paint and what a beautiful touch that is. Great job. Love it!

    ReplyDelete
  5. This piece was a challenge to photograph. ;) I'm glad that you can see the metallic cream popping through! It honestly looks so much more striking in person. Thank you for all your warm compliments!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Love this... was that detail on the end part of the original piece? It is a great little piece to highlight!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Thank you! Yes, that was the original detail and the perfect fit for the metallic cream. :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. The cabinet looks gorgeous. I love the dark color. Pinned and Tweeted. Thanks for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Beverly. And thanks for sharing!

      Delete
  9. I love how this looks, the finish is gorgeous. It really plays up the detail on the piece. And the details are incredible. I've never used this product, but I will be checking it out. Especially as much as you love it, I respect your opinion and will be trying this on my next piece! I hope I can find one as ornate as this piece, it's a showstopper!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I hope you get a chance to try it! I'd love to see what you create!

      Delete
  10. BTW, love the blog design, I haven't been here for a bit, it looks fantastic!

    ReplyDelete
  11. BTW, love the blog design, I haven't been here for a bit, it looks fantastic!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Your furniture makeovers are always stunning! Love this. Thanks for sharing at The Creative Circle Carrie! xoxo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's always so fun to see what kind of projects are being created at The Creative Circle. It's a pleasure to participate! Thanks for your kind words, Kathy!

      Delete
  13. I've never seen a piece of furniture quite like that. It has some fabulous details made even more fabulous by your amazing makeover. Love it! Thanks so much for sharing at Vintage Charm.

    ReplyDelete
  14. It was definitely vintage. ;) We had a fun time transforming it! Thanks, Tuula!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Wow what a beautiful makeover it looks very sophisticated! I had to laugh at the orange fiber speakers, we had some of those eons ago. Thanks for linking up with us at Celebrate Your Story!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Those orange fiber speakers make me nostalgic! They are right up there with green shag carpet and heavy velvet curtains. :) Thanks, Sandy!

      Delete
  16. Absolutely stunning makeover! Love how the details in this vintage cabinet now pop.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Looking at this beauty the words Statement Piece come to mind. Wow! The black really transformed it from ordingary to amazing. Thanks for giving us some sweet inspiration with this media console.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It only could have gone up from there... it was a sad little cabinet when I found it. ;) Thank you, Mary! Have a great weekend. :)

      Delete
  18. What a great transformation! Looks like a totally new piece! Thanks for sharing at Celebrate Your Story! link party.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Just beautiful! The piece itself is gorgeous, but the paint color really showcases all the details!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm glad you liked it. :) This was a fun project to makeover! Thanks, Michelle!

      Delete
  20. just stunning! love your choice of color....beautiful job!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Woah, I love all the detailed carving on this, what a great piece to play with! Beautiful work Carrie and In love with the name!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It was one of those lucky finds! I get those every once in awhile. ;) Thanks, Brenda!

      Delete
  22. Good Lord! I love this piece! Beautiful job. You are the Star Feature at the Before & After party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's party. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2016/06/wednesday-week-74.html Hope you have a lovely weekend. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

    ReplyDelete