What do teenagers, washi tape, Xbox, chalk paint, and Mod Podge have in common?
Well nothing really, unless you're planning on making over an ugly brown game or dvd tower into something ah-mazing! And if you are, then you're in luck because I'm here to let you know how I transformed ours into a completely teenage approved piece of furniture.
My son and I had just been talking about needing to save some cash to invest in a game storage tower to hold all his XBox games when I came across exactly what we were looking at Goodwill that afternoon!
Well, it may not have been exactly what we were looking for, because it was dusty and ugly brown wood. But like any thrift shopper does when a good deal is found, I was doing a happy dance, because this ugly game tower (or dvd holder, whatever) was only $5 and I knew with some new paint it would be perfect.
It's solid wood, in great shape, no broken pieces.
Here it is before.
Not too impressive as-is, right?
Here's how I made the transformation-
I made a batch of black DIY chalk paint, and it covered it in one coat.
*A tip regarding black chalk paint, you have to be careful that it doesn't get too gray when you add the plaster of paris or you may need to add more black.*
For me, one coat did the trick.
Now, for the Xbox logo on the side, I simply did a quick google search, and printed it in the size I needed.
I cut out the logo, and used Mod Podge to attach it to each side.
Then I used bright lime green washi tape to trim the edges of the tower.
Once all was dry, I simply sealed it with one coat of Minwax Polycrylic sealer.
And because a before and after side-by-side is always fun to see the complete transformation-
Not too shabby for $5 and a few hours in makeover time.
And, of course I'm happy because the games all have new homes.
The teenager is happy because he has a cool new game storage tower.
The trick will be to get him to actually put all the games back when he's finished.... hmmm....
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