Sunday, October 21, 2012

Stereo Cabinet into Toy Box

Our Goodwill store was recently renovated and had a huge grand reopening over Labor Day weekend.  It was much more organized and had a lot more to offer.  Rob spotted this stereo cabinet for $20 and told me he was going to get it. He said it he wanted to turn it into a toy box for Wynn, and I was excited to get more storage for the growing toy collection.  Here is the cabinet after we brought it home. It was not in bad shape at all and I really liked the legs on it. 

The record player was still in tact and even had a Mel Tillis 45 inside. I had to ask my neighbor what those small records were called because I had forgotten. He said that really shows my age. 

Rob decided to sand it down and disassemble it completely.  Goodbye record player! He used the color Posh Red by Valspar, which we had used on a previous project for Wynn's toy locker.  We then added fabric in the spaces where the speakers were at first to fill it in.

Now we have a piece to match the Toy Locker that we completed for her a few months ago.
Then added a bit of fabric where the speakers were previously.  We had paint left over from the toy locker so we did not need to buy anything except the actual stereo cabinet.

It will be perfect for storing all these toys we seems to be accumulating around here.  Wynn has found it easy to slide the top open and reach in to get to her toys.

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  1. Now, that is cute! And "shopping your pantry" for the rest of it is great!

  2. Oh. My. GOSH! This is a beauty! Love the red!!!!!

  3. Another great one! I really wish you guys were my neighbors. :-)

  4. Give Rob a pat on the back for 1. remembering to get before pictures, 2. on his vision, he is getting really refined in seeing the potential in what most people would walk past (me included) and 3. on this amazing transformation. Another great project.

  5. That has got to be the most charming toy storage I've ever seen. What a fun, unique piece!

    -Kelly @ View Along the Way

  6. I love this is beautiful transformaci├│n
    Saludos from Chile

  7. I love the color and the fabric! Great way to recycle an otherwise useless piece!

  8. So so cute! I love the red, it's perfect for kids toys!

  9. Beautiful makeover, Megan, and great repurpose for that old hi-fi cabinet. Sadly, I remember very well the one my parents had when I was growing up at our house in Brooklyn. I didn't even realize the scalloped bottom until I saw the after picture.

  10. This is beautiful!!! Love that it had the record player in it. I remember those!!!
    Great job! Love it!!!

  11. What a beautiful idea - and I remember those too!!!
    And the color you chose is just perfect :)

  12. Oh, I remember using those record players..... love the transformation! Thanks for leaving a sweet comment on my blog, have a great week!

  13. I love this redo! I still have a few of my records but I think I would rather have a sweet red vintage lovely like this :)

    xoxo, Tanya

  14. Great makeover. I love the new color.

  15. Now THATS thinking outside the box! I LOVE this piece and im also lovin the RED:)

  16. Too too cute! What a fantastic way to repurpose this beauty. Beautiful job - love the red!

  17. How sad about the record player, but FUN for the toy-box! Good thinking!

    hugs ~ Crystelle

  18. Love the color. I hope you kept the record player if it worked! LOVE the sound, reminds me of being a kid listening to my Dad's records!

  19. Looks great! Thanks for coming to party with us at Whimsy Wednesday!

    Smart! School {House}

  20. What a great idea. Love the color and the cute fabric for the sides. Thanks for sharing.

  21. Beautiful job! I clicked over to check out your Toy Locker as well! What a great combo! Some adult looking furniture for the kiddos stuff!

    Found you on Someday Crafts link party! :)

    Kristy @ Shona Skye Creations

  22. What a great makeover. My parents have a stereo cabinet that is very similar but the turntable still works so I have had no luck in getting my hands on it. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you next week.

  23. That is really fantastic! Great redo and love the color. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  24. Love it!! That Posh Red is amazing!
    My sister and I host a joint party and we'd love for you to join us. When you link up at one site, it shows up on both my blog and my sister's blog too...double exposure!!

    1. Thanks for joining us for last week’s “Think Tank”. If you haven’t already linked up, we’d love to see you again today!

  25. Gosh darn it!! When we moved into our house, there was a stereo cabinet. I asked the previous owners if I could keep it, and they said sure. It sat unused for a few years so I gave it away. Wish I hadn't!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  26. very cool!

    stopping by from the online blog con to say hello and be your newest follow! ;)

    <3 Bethany @

  27. I want that cabinet....such a great idea!

  28. That is a really cool cabinet and I just love the red! ... Be safe and well with this crazy weather!

  29. This looks amazing! Love the new color. Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!!

  30. I LOVE this Megan! What a great way to create toy storage that looks beautiful :) Thanks for sharing at All Start Block Party last week. I included you in my features.


  31. Love this! I'm pretty sure my parents had an entertainment center with that same design. Very creative!

  32. That is gorgeous! Love the fabric added on the speaker areas! Total score on the find and great vision by Rob! Awesome!

  33. Hello! I’m stopping in to invite you to join us at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

    I hope to see you there!
    The Chicken Chick


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