It’s taken us awhile, but, it’s finally done! Our kid’s media center for their loft that is. It’s something I knew we had to have for all I wanted to store in the kid’s loft, and it ended out being all I’d dreamed that it would look like when I first envisioned it when buying our home! At first, I had searched for media centers online, like, hundreds… maybe even thousands of them! I knew what I wanted and needed it to be.. first of all, it needed to be white to match my other built-in’s, I needed large lower cabs for board games, dvds, storage, ect. I needed it to have 2 side towers for pretty things to display (that’s a given!), and the biggie… it needed to have a side desk for the Mac (or, a concept of a desk). I never found it, and when I did, there was like 1 thing like it posted on Pintrest that was custom built, boo.
So, we moved on to the idea of custom building. But, with my creative mind, I started racking my brain as to how we could do this faster and more cost effective. I took the measurements, and began searching Craigslist. And, I found it!! A beautiful, but dated 1990’s oak entertainment center. But with doors, glass shelves, lots of weird cd organizers and all, it was going to be a lot of wor, but worth it!! Totally worth it for $250, and with the right lines and measurement for the wall it was going on, it was a steal! All I needed to do was get busy with my drill cut, and chisel and start gutting it!
Here it is before. Hard to believe it’s the same media center!
Here is my dad who had bought a new fun tool that he put to great use by helping us get the magority of the painting done on it. You’ll see my dad in lots of project photos along the way, he’s pretty awesome
Here is one of the many piles of junk I ripped off. This isn’t even a quarter of it!
Once we got the pieces in place and built them onto the wall, the new crown molding went up. Soo pretty!
Then the not so fun part. Spackling unused holes.. and…
lots of caulking!!
Then the large beadboard. Ahhh, like icing on the cake!! After this, I calked some more, then did a coat of paint over the beadboard.
Then added some white shelves, added our electronics, decor, all kids games, DVDs, and other miscellaneous thing in the lower cabs. And, voila!!