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It’s time for another Themed Furniture Makeover and this month’s theme is Pottery Barn knockoff.
I’ll have to admit that this theme was a tough one for me. I spent a lot of time on Pottery Barn’s website waiting for inspiration to strike and then I saw this: the Bowry Reclaimed Wood Media Console.
After we purchased this made in Vermont beauty in 2011, Mr. SP’s handiwork was relegated to the basement where it’s been used for storage.
Originally stained a honey color, this piece faded over time. The top is made from oak flooring and because I’ve used the piece for storage, it has taken some abuse with light scratches and a few water marks.
The makeover started with a light sanding of the doors, top, and sides. After sanding, I applied two coats of General Finishes Brown Mahogany Gel Stain and then sealed the piece with General Finishes High Performance Top Coat. (affiliate links) I first used these two products on an Ikea hack where I transformed an Ikea Rast chest into a patriotic one. I can’t emphasize enough how much I have enjoyed the performance of these two products.
The small feet that Mr. SP originally added to the dresser at the last minute were replace by bun feet purchased from Lowe’s. I liked the original hinges on the door and the knobs, so they stayed as is.
The radio on the left belonged to my grandmother and it still works. The one on the right was purchased last summer at my neighbor’s yard sale for a few dollars.
Doesn’t the top of this media console look pretty now?
This piece will go back to the basement until I have a place to use it or until my mom and I open a shop. (We are working on that.)
This makeover cost just $12, the price of the four bun feet since I already had the media cabinet and the supplies to stain it.
It honestly was 100% fun to give this piece a new look with stain. The icing on the cake was when Mr. SP saw the final product and said, “You made this go from looking like a homemade piece of crap to fine furniture.” I’ll take that kind of end result!
Now for the fun part! Go visit my friends to see how Pottery Barn inspired them this month.
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