It’s Week 2 of the One Room Challenge – Spring 2021 sponsored by Better Homes & Gardens!
Of course, I’m already behind on my plan, lol! I know I can make it up…
This week I’m sharing the DIY Record Player Media Cabinet I created and am now enjoying.
What I Started With vs. What I Needed
Our old house has so few walls after the main dividing wall was removed (before we bought it). Every single wall has a window or doorway on it.
That leaves us this little chunk of a wall in this great room. It is only 50″ wide. It makes it very difficult to find something in the style I like and the budget I want. So I DIYed it.
DIY Record Player Media Cabinet Plans
I REALLY wanted a record player in this room. I could just envision relaxing with a record playing and chilled craft cocktail in hand. Aahhhh…
That meant we had to downsize our tv in order to mount it above the cabinet. I wanted the cabinet to set back against the wall which meant it had to be elevated over the return vent. I also wanted some kind of vented doors so speakers could be placed inside.
So plans are made to be broken lol. At least mine usually gets tweaked a few times as reality hits.
I started off planning and making the cabinet for sliding doors. I think I got sidetracked somewhere and ended up editing it for the doors to swing open.
After all the poplar wood and plywood were cut to size, I drilled pocket holes to hide the assembly screws, put them together, and attached these carved legs for height.
We patched and sanded, patched and sanded until it was ready to paint.
I used spray paint and primer in Ink Blue to make it easier to get in all the nooks and crannies, stained the top, and finished with a beeswax protectant that has a naturally low sheen.
My Finished Record Player Media Cabinet
I found antiqued brass screen and handles at Home Depot that I think adds the perfect finishing touches.
SO MANY PROJECTS TO COME…
Some of the projects I will be sharing over the next several weeks:
making our media cabinet
- building a dry bar
- building and mounting mantle and floating shelves
- tiling fireplace
- and so much more!
I hope you follow along on this journey here or on Instagram. I could use some cheerleaders so I don’t run out of steam! @michellelymanstudios