I do have a bit of a competitive side so I jumped at the chance to be part of this months Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest. When I heard that this months theme was Shabby Chic Storage I had just the project in mind. Plus, it gave me a little motivation to get this record player out of my garage, which had been in there for at least a year!
Here it is before, retro right?
And here it is after!
If you have ever torn apart an old record player you know how long it takes. These things were built so well it is a very long process to hallow them out, we are talking hours and hours, but it was worth it!
I wanted to make this record player into a bench to sit behind our computer, so I took off the old retro legs and added new bunt feet, making it the perfect height for a bench and adding a more shabby chic feel.
I pulled the record player out and lined the box with bead board for some awesome added storage for our office. I think I will hide our printer in there!
The cubbies that used to house the speakers have also been lined with bead board and found these cute crates at Home Goods to slide right in. Perfect fit!!
Since this piece is going in my office I wanted it to match the other pieces I had already redone. I sprayed this bench with a custom mixed latex paint (I know I always say that) and then antiqued it with sand paper and glaze to bring out all the details. I also top coated with with a spar urethane to help it hold up better against my kids. As I imagine they will be climbing on it too!
Want to see all of the entries in the Fab Furniture Flipping Contest? Head over to Thirty Eight Street or Ciburbanity, and don’t forget to visit this months sponsor Old Fashion Milk Paint
If you are interested in participating in future contests