Burlap Armoire Media Cabinet Re-do

June 19, 2012

Armoire.  Media cabinet.  Call it what you may.  Either way, it seems like style is often sacrificed for the sake of  good quality stereo sound.  In our case, surround sound.  When we bought this armoire/media cabinet around 16 years ago, I had no problem with it.  I know.  You're thinking, "How on earth did that black speaker cover thingy in the middle not drive you crazy?"  Surprisingly, it really didn't start to bother me until the last few years or so.  But then it REALLY bothered me!  Take a look at these "before" shots.  

I'm guessing you can feel my pain.  By way of explanation, the big black square in the middle is black mesh  that's attached to the inside of the door.  Since the stereo receiver is in this section, the mesh allows you to still use the remote control to program the receiver.  We have 5 Bose surround sound speakers strategically placed around the family room.  Trust me, Mr. CBD values good, quality sound. 

I'm all for good sound, but how about some style?  Once I had my light bulb moment it all became clear.  So I went from this.

To this.


I used a script burlap material I already had, from Jo-Ann's.  You might recall it from my footstool re-do here

Recognize that same fabric?   I really am loving the new look.

How about you?


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Glenda/MidSouth said...

I do like it a lot! I have a stool that needs covering - need to go look at that fabric.
Enjoy your evening.


Great Idea! My hubs has two big speakers in our "gameroom/loft". Wonder if I could sneak in and cover those with burlap?!? Think he'd notice? Haha

Decor To Adore said...

What a fantastic solution. Clever girl!

Thank you so very much for your friendship and loving support.

Kameel huise tussen spore said...

Thanks for sharing your inspiration.
Love from South Africa

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Brilliant Kathleen. Now it looks good and still functions. Isn't that funny how all of a sudden something starts to drive you crazy? One day it's fine and the next day it has to go.

At Home in English Valley said...

Hi Kathy, Great idea! I have a similar cabinet that has become obsolete with the new TV sizes. I'm itching to paint it...That's what I thought you were going to do...but that little change made a big difference. As always, you've got great ideas. Love, Penny

Skylar Magazine said...

Oh I love the script burlap, I saw it a few weeks ago at Jo-Ann's. At the time I really wasn't all that familliar with that stuff, after my trip to Jo-Ann's literally that day, I see all these projects that use burlap, so now I know what it's used for. It's really neat, love what you did with the armoire and the footstool is fabulous!

Love your blog. I'm a new follower.


momto8 said...

oh my gosh! so creative!! good for you!!

BECKY said...

Hi Kathleen! Love the change, and love that space! So pretty!
And that armoire is awesome!! I know it makes you smile!!
Have a lovely day!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Kathleen, What a great idea! Love the transformation. Thanks for joining the Open House Party.

chateau chic said...

So much better! Looks great. It's funny how we live with something so long and then suddenly we don't like it at all. You came up with a great solution to your dilemma.
Thanks for stopping by,
Mary Alice

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Great fabric choice and a perfect solution!

The Charm of Home said...

This turned out wonderful! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

Heart Vintage Design said...

Love it!

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