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DIY Skirted Console. Finally.


Last month I shared my love for all things skirted. { Post Here } Wanting to add this look somewhere into our home, there was no better candidate than our media unit/console/puzzle/shin buster. (Can you tell how much I loved it!)


It was a Crate & Barrel purchase years ago... it has served it's purpose.  This piece slides together, so we took out the center shin buster drawer unit & successfully added it under Chloe's Canopy Bed.  Yay for extra storage!!  

Needing a more durable top than a piece of fabric, we decided to place a piece of MDF, cut to size, stretching over the length of the unit that the fabric would be attached to.  I painted this with some leftover Rustoleum Gloss Black Door Paint.  It's oil based.  It's Stinky!  But it's oh so glossy & durable. 

The skirt panels were all made from one panel of Ikea's Merete curtains.  I "hemmed" them using a hem tape as the sewing machine seems to be hating me right now.  I didn't get pictures of this part (bad blogger!).  But I was mostly following Jenny's Tutorial over at Little Green Notebook.  Here is a tip though... I measured the length from the floor to the underside of the new top, marked that on each panel & ironed a crease at that point.  This way, when I was stapling the panels to the MDF I simply lined up the creases with the edge of the board to maintain my correct lengths.

Final step.  The grosgrain ribbon trim.  This probably should have been done in the seperate panel stage, but what can I say I'm impatient a rebel! I used a fast grab fabric glue which has a, well, fast grab.  Meaning it will hold the ribbon while the glue is still wet. 




 Another tip... use one continuous length of ribbon for each panel if possible.   


Much better right?!?!  No more cords, ugly equipment, giant subwoofer.  All is tucked away.  Plus the great thing is, the remote still works for all of the equipment.  




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17 comments:

  1. It looks great! Clean and crisp and hides the uglies...I know, I know, they're not ugly to our husbands but a skirted console is much better!

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  2. Super pretty and elegant. Great job!

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  3. Wow, what a stunning transformation. This looks amazing. You did a fabulous job. Great tutorial. Hugs, Marty

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  4. It looks gorgeous, very well put together. Definitely a plus when you can tuck and hide it all away. BTW...love that lamp, is it stone?

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  5. I have been wanting to cover the front of our console to hide all those cords. Thanks for a lovely solution!

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  6. I love it!! So chic yet practical. Great job!

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  7. Looks great! TV areas are always difficult. Lovely solution!

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  8. Beautiful! A perfect solution to all that equipment that we would rather not see, right? :) I love the lamp!

    Pat

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  9. Looks fabulous and I LOVE the ribbon detail! Hope you are doing well!

    Take care,

    Trish

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  10. So I was looking through some blogs and saw that you were at Haven last month! I was there too! So bummed that I did not get a chance to meet you! There were so many amazing gals I didnt get a chance to meet- oh well, maybe next year!

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  11. That looks so elegant! What a great way to hide those little necessities (electronics) that tend to be an eyesore!

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  12. I love this project, and I am also very intrigued by the framed grasscloth area on the adjacent wall. I was thinking of doing something similar to define the dining area in our open floor plan row home. I searched your blog for a post on it and couldn't find anything. I would love to see a post about it in the future!

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  13. It turned out awesome! Beautiful, practical and classy! Great inspo!
    Just found you and now following you.
    Have a lovely day!

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  14. Fab!!! I'm really into skirted looks right now. It's not my usual cup of tea, but I'm trying to come up with an inexpensive and creative solution for a bare console I have in my foyer! Thanks so much for the inspiration.

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