Hello Friends! Well, I’ve been so excited to show you our new media console since we completed it a couple of weeks ago! I think it may be my favorite thing in the whole house now. Our living room has been lacking since we moved in, but we finally got it together and this media center was the cherry on top! Check it out. . .
Tim and I made a trip to the flea market and picked up a bunch of old drawers made of wood and metal. We also picked up a mirror for a special project. The metal files were in working order, but we had to make boxes for the rest of the wooden drawers to slide into. Tim made them out of MDF and I painted them.
I really love how the piece turned out! I feel like the console could have looked very disheveled and DIY (in a bad way), but we were able the make it feel very clean and structured by fitting all the drawers within one larger wooden box. A metal base creates a nice separation from the floor so that it doesn’t feel too heavy/bulky for the space.
And have a mentioned how much storage this thing has!!!? It’s great for hiding all sorts of stuff! You can see the cubby hole at the top left was perfect for our collection of magazines. We left some of the other cubby holes empty for effect and I added a really cute knob to the top right drawer to make the piece even more charming.
Now to my favorite part of the piece!!!! Are you wondering where our DVD player is? It’s there. . . you just can’t see it. That is until you rotate the mirror. . .
Isn’t that great!? That was Tim’s brilliant idea! I love how well it’s concealed and how easily it’s accessed! Yay!!!! Now that’s smart design! What do you guys think? We’d love to know!!!