Media Cabinet Makeover

I know I haven’t been around much since the holidays but I’ve still been busy behind the scenes doing projects. To be honest, I’ve felt a bit off lately and, as a result, I’ve not been posting regularly but I’m hoping that the fog will lift soon so I’ll be able to get back to a regular routine. All is not lost. When I’m feeling like this I usually paint up a storm, as you can tell from my last 3 projects.

Giving a media cabinet a makeover, for the second time, using Benjamin Moore White Dove and cup pulls from Lowes. |

A few weeks ago I painted the back door, for the third time, last weekend I gave the front door a refresh, for the second time, and my latest victim was the media cabinet in the living room, also for the second time.

Benjamin Moore Hale Navy and brass hardware transform a vintage dresser turned media cabinet. |

I bought this dresser 2 years ago to use it as our media cabinet. It was a putty color and I just wasn’t feeling it with the gray walls and the couch. After a lot of debate about color, I painted it with BM Hale Navy and removed a drawer so we could access the cable box.  I also added new brass hardware that finished off this piece perfectly.

Instant media cabinet. So easy to do!

Benjamin Moore Hale Navy and brass hardware transform a media cabinet. |

While I loved the navy, it just made this side of the room look dark. Since paint is such an easy and inexpensive way to a change to a room, I decided to use leftover paint to give it a makeover.

Wow, not only has the paint color changed but so has my photography and picture styling, hopefully for the better. Anyway, this former dresser turned media cabinet is a beast to move so the living room was a mess for a few days while I worked on it. This isn’t a difficult job but it did take a few days to do the usual steps…sand, prime and paint.

Using leftover Benjamin Moore White Dove and inexpensive cup pulls from Lowes to give a media cabinet a makeover. |

I think that’s why I gravitate toward this kind of activity when I’m not feeling like myself. It’s easy, repetitive and not a lot of thinking is involved. Well, you do have to decide on paint color, which can be a bit daunting, but the rest is easy.

Using Benjamin Moore White Dove and cup pulls from Lowes to give a vintage dresser turned media cabinet a makeover. |

I used the leftover paint from the kitchen cabinets, BM White Dove, and added a few cup drawer pulls that I picked up at Lowes.

Using Benjamin Moore White Dove to give a vintage dresser turned media cabinet a makeover. |

I love the color change but the pulls make it for me. They are awesome!

Giving a vintage dresser turned media cabinet a makeover using Benjamin Moore White Dove and cup pulls from Lowes. |

I love the new color! It really brightens up this side of the room, and it needs all the help it can get. 

Giving a media cabinet a makeover using Benjamin Moore White Dove and cup pulls from Lowes. |

Thanks so much for stopping in!




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  1. Monday,February 22, 2016 / 6:02 am

    The cabinet looks great. My media cabinet is on my to-do list, but that list is never-ending! I like that you also changed the hardware on it.

    When I feel “off” I clean! I’m not sure why but it helps me think.

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,February 23, 2016 / 2:40 am

      Thanks Melanie. I have one of those never-ending lists too, and I totally agree with you about cleaning when I’m feeling off. Some peppy music and my vacuum and I’m feeling better in no time. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Brenda, Florida
    Monday,February 22, 2016 / 6:30 am

    I like it! There’s nothing like the sparkle of clean, crisp, white. I’ve had a lot of fog lately due to health issues. I usually take up something creative like my jewelry designs, card making or art work.

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,February 23, 2016 / 2:43 am

      Thanks Brenda, I like the change too.

      I think keeping busy doing something you enjoy, whatever that may be, is key. So sorry to hear that you are having health issues. My best to you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Monday,February 22, 2016 / 8:36 am

    What a fun change. The color is perfect for spring! Sometimes, we all need a little pick me up!

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,February 23, 2016 / 2:23 am

      Thanks Kim. I find that I crave lighter colors during our long and dreary winters. I’m so ready for Spring. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,February 23, 2016 / 2:03 am

      Thanks so much Amy, I love the change! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Nancy
    Tuesday,February 23, 2016 / 8:48 am

    Nice change, Kristi. I agree, the new pulls finish it off beautifully. It turned out great. What do I do when I’m feeling off? Get out of the house. Go to a thrift store or two. There’s something about walking around looking at stuff and rooting through piles of old linens and fabrics that inspires me and gets my creative juices flowing. That does it for me. Hugs, Nancy

    • Kristi
      Thursday,February 25, 2016 / 2:19 am

      Thanks so much Nancy! I’m so glad that I made the change because I love it with the lighter color. Going to a thrift store can snap me out of a funk too. It’s fun to walk around and imagine what you could do with different pieces. Thanks for reminding me about this Nancy, I’ll definitely seek one out the next time I need a good distraction. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Enjoy the rest of your week.

  5. Tuesday,February 23, 2016 / 7:37 pm

    I like the redo of the media cabinet. The white is bright and cheerful and I love those handles. I have been looking for a media cabinet for sometime. I am not any good at wood working but I have used buffets in the past. Just painted and changed handles. I have been in a slump since I had bronchitis, can’t seem to shake it. I think it is because my wedding anniversary is coming up in March and the anniversary of my husbands death in April. My sister is visiting and trying her best to keep me busy but at night I am alone with my thoughts. Usually my quilting gets me out of a slump but not this time. I think it will pass after the anniversaries have gone by. Have a great week and I hope your slump passes quickly. Debbie

    • Kristi
      Thursday,February 25, 2016 / 2:26 am

      Thanks Debbie, I love the color change too. I’m so sorry that you are having a rough time. I can’t imagine what you are going through but I hope that you can find some comfort in your sister’s visit and your quilting. Hugs and best wishes to you my friend.

  6. Wednesday,February 24, 2016 / 1:50 pm

    I think it looks fabulous! Definitely the room flows better now with the art and the color!

    • Kristi
      Thursday,February 25, 2016 / 2:04 am

      Thanks Vel, I’m really happy with the way it turned out.

  7. Wednesday,February 24, 2016 / 8:40 pm

    The cabinet makeover looks great! I’m loving that shade of white. It really makes the room seem brighter and ready for springtime. I’d love to invite you to stop by the Inspiration Thursday link party on my blog and share it! I hope to see you there.

    • Kristi
      Thursday,February 25, 2016 / 2:13 am

      Thanks so much! I love how it brightened up that side of the room. I appreciate the invite to your link party and I’ll definitely check it out.

  8. MariaElena
    Thursday,February 25, 2016 / 6:44 am

    You did a beautiful job painting the cabinet. Love the color!

    • Kristi
      Thursday,February 25, 2016 / 1:42 pm

      Thanks so much! I love the color too. ๐Ÿ™‚

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