Mid-Century Modern Record Cabinet Makeover

It's one of my favorite days of the month, it's Themed Furniture Makeover Day and the theme this month is Neutral. Neutral, that's a challenging one for me, both in life furniture makeovers. Rarely does my car, energy level, mouth, or furniture makeovers land on this gear. So I played with dark and light neutrals on this Mid-Century Modern Record Cabinet Makeover.

Mid Century Modern Record Cabinet



Mid Century Modern Record Cabinet Makeover


Mid Century Modern Record Cabinet Makeover supplies

With the resurgence of vinyl, this record cabinet could continue to serve it's intended purpose but my thought is that it would make a great credenza in a home office. It could also be used at the end of a bed for blanket storage or a small media cabinet. The possibilities are endless.

This is what it looked like before. We found it on a local facebook auction site. Other than a few paint chips and several missing wooden dividers, it was in really good shape.

Mid Century Modern Record Cabinet Before
I painted the body and legs with Simplicity White chalk paint by Country Chic Paint. The top and interior were painted in the color Hurricane, also by Country Chic Paint.

Mid Century Modern Record Cabinet Interior

It felt unfinished - this is where my neutral challenge comes in. So off to Michaels to find the perfect stencil.

Using the same simplicity white and hurricane gray chalk paint, I stenciled the right side of the cabinet both top and front.  It still felt like it was missing something and so I grabbed my grain sack stencil to frame the letters.  Perfect!


Stenciled Mid Century Modern Record Cabinet

Using a sanding block I distressed the stenciled parts and then protected the entire piece with clear wax.

White and gray MCM Record Cabinet Makeover

I had these knobs in my stash from my trip to Hobby Lobby when I was in Niagara Falls, New York last December. Remember, I'm Canadian so this was a real treat. You can read about that adventure here at Canadian Girl's Maiden Voyage To Hobby Lobby.

Hardware for MCM Record Cabinet Makeover

I'm quite pleased with how it turned out and debating whether to keep it for my office or sell it at the outdoor market in May.

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MCM Record Cabinet Makeover Before and After

Time to head over and see what my friends from the DIY Furniture Girls group created for their Neutral piece.


Please pin directly from their blog post rather than the links below.



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