Monday, October 1, 2012

Getting graphic with the media area

After stepping on a few games and tripping over the chords.  An idea came to me...maybe she needs something to keep it all together.
I went to my favorite thrift store and ask the owner if they had a small dresser, nothing fabulous, or great shape.  It could even be missing knobs and a whole draw.  They brought me in the back and let me choose between 3 that fit the bill.  For 20 bucks I got this one, and was pleasantly surprised to find it was really sturdy and solid wood.
Now to bring in da funk!!!
Painted the outside black and made a simple shelf out of chip board.
Don't worry I covered it in white pleather. 
Then we found some fun fabric.  I got about 1/3 yard for each drawer. 
Dug out my liquid starch and dunked my fabric and smoothed it out on the drawers.
I tucked it around the inside of each drawer. 
Let dry over night and ta-da awesome drawers.
I poke holes in the fabric and put in new silver knobs. 
Now all of her games, controllers and other media items are all in the same place.
Boooyah! organized!
The wall behind it?  Oh that is comic book pages.  You've seen it done before with book pages, we brought the color in.  I won a packed of comic books on Ebay for a few dollars and with my trusty masking tape I shingled the wall with them.. 
She is convinced she has the coolest room in the world :) and I can live with that.

1 comment:

  1. What a great idea to use liquid starch to attach the fabric; I'm thinking it would be a whole lot easier to take it off than trying to take off mod podged fabric!

    Such a colourful and cheery room, I bet it fits your daughters personality to a tee!