February Remake Challenge

The first remake challenge for February is this:

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One of my readers wanted to turn this old entertainment center into a play station for her toddler son.  While I have seen many ideas like this for little girls, I have not seen any for little boys, let’s see what we can do with this one.

First I sanded off the old finish and removed one of the doors.  With HOUSEMATES help, we removed the bottom broken frame and added rollers to the bottom.  I spray painted the whole thing hammered steel and gave it some bright red accents, just like the big tool box in HOUSEMATES immaculate garage.

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HOUSEMATE kind of got into this project with me and he attached some peg board to the open back of the piece. Of course, we had to add a jar filled with toy nails like every guy has in his garage.

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Since this project is for a toddler, I did not want to use the metal hangers that would normally go on a peg board, so I found some semi stretchable cord and wove it in and out of the pegboard to make places to hang tools.

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I found some half priced decorations at Hobby Lobby, added red shelves and door and a yardstick at the side.  Slipped some play tools onto the pegboard and…


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Hope the little guy likes his new play area.

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Don’t forget to send me pictures of something you would like to remake this month!




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