Monday, July 16, 2012

Super Mario TV Stand Transformation

I don't know how many of you are Craigslist junkies, but it totally rocks.  I have sold many things on there myself, and I recently found this TV stand for the boys' room makeover for less than half what you would spend in a store.


Nothing incredibly fancy, but it is for a kid's room so in my opinion you don't really want anything too fancy.  It is particle board and wood veneer, but it was still in good condition with a few scratches here and there.  Black would look great in our living room, but it just did not fit in their room, so I decided just to paint it and turn it into something the boys would themselves love.  This is going to be a big space saver in the long run.

The first thing I did was take a picture from the web like so...


And used this for my inspiration.  See the little whitish color line across the top of the bricks... black grout, and reddish/orangish/brownish bricks?  Well, I made my own version and got this...


I basically just free handed the bricks with a foam paint brush.  I even like how the streaks from the brush are in the brick.  I think it has a cool effect.

Then in the open spaces to the side of the drawer I wanted something else to fill in, so I bought a couple plastic containers, ie. Rubbermade, or Sterilite type.  I got back on the web and google image searched for the Super Mario question mark box and saved it and sized the image to what I needed to fit the box.  Then I cut it out and decoupaged it to the end of the box like so...


At this point it still wasn't dry.... it isn't really as streaky as it looks there.  Super easy project for all those toy bins your kids have hiding everywhere... Yeah, don't try to pretend you don't have them.

I still don't have it in the boys' room yet, so it hasn't been filled with their books and Legos, etc., but here is the finished product.



I am thinking I might possibly buy new hardware, and change out the drawer pulls.  I saw some really cute ones on Etsy!  Did I say it was finished??  :)

28 comments:

  1. What a cool idea! I used a tv stand as a hallway seat with storage boxes underneath!

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    1. That is a neat idea :) This will actually be a tv stand but just a funky gamer one :) They have my old school Nintendo to put on it, too. lol

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  2. That is too cute! I'm still a fan of Mario. Who isn't? :)

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    1. Thanks! Some trends I am glad repeat themselves. ;)

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  3. Wow this is so cool! I bet your kids love it.... I would have!

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    1. Thanks! They always seemed amazed that I can make stuff... I don't know why. LOL

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  4. now way-this is awesome!

    come say a quick hi at nichollvincent.blogspot.com :)

    have a wonderful day!

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  5. Oh my gosh! That is adorableee! Def. put this on Pinterest girl! :))

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  6. That is such a fantastic idea! How creative! Love it!

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  7. I love Mario! What a neat idea! Thanks for sharing!

    xo-Kimberly {allons-y kimberly}

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  8. This is super rad! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and following! I am following you back. :)

    Julie

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  9. It looks wonderful. Great job! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.

    Holly

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  10. Cute idea!
    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

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  11. This is awesome! My boys or any boys would just adore this! Such a clever idea!
    Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party~
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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  12. Super cute! Thanks 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

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