Sunday, August 31, 2014

Much Ado About Monday {No. 75} & a Media Console Transformation

Happy Sunday, y'all!

I hope you're having a great Labor Day weekend! We're relaxing from our first week of Kindergarten. Who knew it was just as exhausting for the mommas? I'm happy to report that Miss Ella has done an amazing job and even earned a special hooray calling out her good behavior. 

I meant to post about the media console that my husband and I redid this week, but it just didn't happen with our busy schedules. So I'm going to give you a look-see before our Much Ado About Monday link party. 

We've been searching for a dresser/cabinet suitable for an entertainment center makeover, and I finally found the perfect candidate. Even though it's kind of hard to imagine, this piece is actually an Ethan Allen hard wood buffet. I'm sure it had it's day, but when we got it, it was in desperate need of a makeover. 

My husband distressed the top and stained it a Kona brown. I absolutely love how it turned out! He refinished the top media space with dividers and a new board as the base. We lost the spikes on the bottom, and chalk painted it with Sherwin Williams Wheatgrass. After a few coats dried, we sanded it to give distressing and applied some dark wax, giving it a warmer feel. It turned out so awesome and looks perfect in our space! Now we just need to find a few baskets to fill in the shelves. 


If you haven't already, be sure to check out Emily's Rustic Wedding Favor Ideas {Round Up} and Jamie's adorable Crochet Ghost Knot Hat {Contributor Post} over at From G2B.Who can resist the cutest chubby-cheeked baby in a little ghost hat? 

Thank you everyone who joined us last week for Much Ado About Monday. We had so many great links and had lots of fun visiting all of your blogs! Although you guys made it hard to choose, here are our features from last week's party:

Jill's pick: Washi Tape Light Switch via This Silly Girl's life
Emily's pick: How We Killed the Smurf (Little Girl's Bedroom Makeover) via The Heathered Nest
Lydia's pick: Shibori Print Dress via Vintage Zest
Jamie's pick: Carmel Apple Crisp via Swanky Recipes

And our most viewed link:

Infused Spa Water Ice Cubes via Miss Alchemist

Congrats to all of you who were featured! Make sure to grab our 'I Was Featured' button to display proudly on your blog.

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  1. Thanks for hosting ladies! Love your rustic favor ideas round-up. We're helping a friend with a rustic wedding and there are so many awesome ideas!

  2. Thanks so much for the lovely place to party! Have a FAB long weekend!
    ~ Ashley

  3. Thanks for hosting! I’m sharing my super simple coconut sugar simple syrup — a great vegan low glycemic alternative to honey and agave syrup. I’m also sharing my review on a great Montréal gluten-free bakery that also has corn-free products.

  4. Thanks for hosting! Happy Week to You! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  5. Thanks so much for hosting, Ladies!
    Have a great week,

  6. Hello cute ladies! I love your party. Thanks for hosting. We are thrilled to be featured at your party! Please come and party with us. I would love to see what you have been working on.
    Lou Lou Girls

  7. I love the contrast between the stained top and painted sides/front of your media cabinet! Looks great. Thanks for much for hosting:)

  8. Thanks for hosting a great party! Your recipes look amazing! Keep up the good work. We love your blog!

    Have a fantastic day,
    Denise & Aubrie