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….

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;)



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


  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!

  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!

  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. [email protected] 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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