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Pottery Barn Inspired Media Console

Hey guys!  We are back from an AMAZING family vacation and feeling so blessed that we were able to have our entire family together for a whole week!  We can’t wait to do it again next year!  We’ll share some fun pics with y’all later!  For now, on to the DIY:)

Remember the Pottery Barn Console I started last week?  Well I finished it and LOVE it!

So, after I attached the doors, I painted the main console with Behr Cozy Cottage (satin) and I stained the top boards with Minwax Dark Walnut!  My two favs!  I followed with Minwax Polycrylic to finish the stain.

I roughed the edges up with my 3M sanding block….

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and then went back over the edges with the Minwax Dark Walnut stain.

Now the fun!

Instead of using MDF or plywood for the faux drawers, I decided to use 1×6 boards so I could stain them to match the top!  I stained the 1×6’s before cutting them and this made it a little easier.

I attached the faux drawers with my nailer but I used the good ‘ol hot glue gun to keep them in place while I nailed them (this was a life saver;)

 

Knobs:)

The knobs I picked were not long enough so I had to use this “thingy” to drill out the backs:)

That “thingy” worked great (minus the mess)!  I purchased these great glass knobs at Hobby Lobby (1/2 off:)

DONE!  Total money spent was $175 including hinges and knobs!!!  That’s almost a 90% savings!!!

I still need to fill the cubbies with something cute, decorate the top and hide my eyesore of TV cords but it works for now:)))

Did I mention I love the storage:)

I’m so happy I went with 4 cabinets vs. drawers and cabinets!

Thanks so much for stopping by:)  ~Ashley

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40 Comments

  1. Monica on August 21, 2011 at 4:37 am

    It looks awesome!!!

  2. Megan on August 20, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    Great storage for toys underneath!

  3. Stephanie on August 20, 2011 at 4:18 am

    Visiting via Tatertots and Jello. Love the cabinet! Great job.

  4. somedaycrafts on August 13, 2011 at 7:23 am

    Wow! That looks like it is worth $1000! Way to go. It is beautiful!

  5. Jordan (Wayward Girls' Crafts) on August 13, 2011 at 2:24 am

    This is so smart! Thanks for sharing!

  6. The Tall Chick on August 13, 2011 at 1:29 am

    That is absolutely amazing. I love it. Thanks for linking it up at TT&J. I’m hoping you’ll stop by and take a look at my blog, too. I have several projects your readers may like and I’d love for you to share them!

    http://www.thetallchickblog.com

  7. L.Lane Designs on August 13, 2011 at 1:28 am

    I LOVE it!!! It is amazing. And I love how you have cabinets there instead of all the little drawers – it will hold so much more! 🙂 GREAT job!!

  8. Jill on August 13, 2011 at 12:14 am

    I love it! I love how you did the cupboard doors with the faux drawer fronts! What a great unit!

  9. Melissa on August 12, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    Love love love it! We are soon moving into our new house, and I have been swooning over this piece for a few months now. I am so glad you did a tutorial because there was no way I was paying $800! Thank you!!! Thank you!!!

  10. Denissa on August 9, 2011 at 2:18 am

    Love it!! It turned out great, and the cost is so worth it!

  11. lynn on August 8, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    love it!

  12. Tiffany on August 8, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    🙂 I like the doors idea too, but the baby in them was tops.

  13. Amanda on August 8, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    This is total genius!

  14. Susan on August 8, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    Ashley that came out fabulously! OMG that is sooo beautiful! I love the dark stain with the white! A great project girl!
    Susan

  15. Debbie on August 8, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    Wow! Turned out amazing!!

  16. Brent on August 8, 2011 at 11:24 am

    This looks great! I’ve always wanted to use MDF for projects like this as opposed to plywood or pine, but I worry about it warping or taking in moisture when it’s humid. We have central air so I’m sure the moisture wouldn’t be a problem, but have you ever had issues with it warping or bowing?

  17. Brittany on August 8, 2011 at 11:20 am

    WOW this came out awesome! I am so impressed!

  18. Jennifer on August 8, 2011 at 6:37 am

    I LOVE IT!!! (=

  19. Jamielyn@iheartnaptime on August 8, 2011 at 3:00 am

    BEAUTIFUL! I love how this turned out! Now I want to build one! 🙂

    • Ashley on August 8, 2011 at 3:29 am

      Thanks so much Jamielyn:)))

  20. Bethany on August 8, 2011 at 2:37 am

    Great job! I love it!!! <3

    • Ashley on August 8, 2011 at 3:29 am

      Thank you Bethany:)

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