Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Media Shelves

So if you any of you have little ones.....well then we know that our little ones can't seem to keep there fingers off the media center. ie......Direct tv box, PS3......etc......

Here's a before, and of course I removed all but the Direct tv box.......see just at eye level for little fingers!

Please excuse the white walls, I have yet to paint my bonus room
I decided to make some shelves from some scrap wood that my dad gave me.  I needed badly to rip some 1 1/2 inch facing strips.....well I don't have a table saw......think, think....what can I do!! (insert light bulb) I will just use my circular saw.  Well it worked, my edges were a little rough, but nothing a little sand paper couldn't fix.

Next came the design.  Since eventually my wall are going to be Behr French Silver, and I'm going to be doing black, silver and some pop of color, I decided to paint the shelves black with silver lines thru it.

Primer coat, tape out my lines for the silver.

I started the painting process, removed the tape to insert the metallic silver.  And stop, dead in my tracks!  What was I thinking, duh....I should of started with the silver first! Oh well, lesson learned!

So after all the painting, about 3 coats of each paint, they were finally ready to hang.

Aren't they a beauty!

Sorry about the bare left side of the top shelf.  My Direct tv box is supposed to be there.  Cable cord was too short.  And eventually I will drill a hole thru the shelves to insert all the cable and wire running down.  Just needed to get them out of eye level for now.

Total cost of project:
Wood - Free
Paint - $1.29 Silver, already had black and primer
Metal brackets holding shelves - $15.00 for all 4 (hobby lobby 1/2 off!!!)

Let me know what you think! ******Candie*****


  1. Those seriously look amazing. Very creative. Thanks so much for sharing it at my Swing into Spring party.

  2. I like the modern look! Great color choices! Thanks for sharing!

  3. these are so beautiful! i love the lines, i agree very modern. I'd love for you to link this up to my link party, Your Girlish Whims! http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/04/your-whims-wednesday-4-and-features.html

  4. What a fun idea! I am a new follower and visiting from HoH! Hope you have a fabulous day!

  5. Those turned out GREAT! Love the pattern!
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  7. I love the pattern, so bold and fun! Thanks for sharing at Beyond the Picket Fence.

  8. What a transformation! Nice job!! We would ♥ for you to show this off at our link party!

    Lolly Jane

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