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This is my very first instructable. I hope you enjoy it! I would really appreciate if you could rate it, and comments would really help me to impro...
Originally the unit was a 12 drawer chest of drawers. Very sixties! I first removed the 4 centre drawers and channels that the drawers rested on. I...
I have found that the best way to get a good painted result is to use the best undercoat you can afford. I used a 3 part primer that seals and coats ...
I bought some 1/4 round wood mold to trim around the edges of holes which allow access to the control panel of each audio equipment piece. The hardes...
I chose to use fire engine red and black, both high gloss paints and oil based. The beauty of oil based paints is that while they take a while to dry...
Painting the stripes takes a long time because of all the masking that you have to do. For this I used painter's blue masking tape. It sticks well a...
Again, painting the gold pinstripes took a long time because of the masking - but was well worth the effort! For this I used White Knight Metallic Go...
The gold paint is not very durable so I had to spray varnish the top of the sound desk. It was a bit of a tragedy for me because it changed the colou...
Mask up the drawers only leaving the trim visible. Spray paint the trim with gold paint. The reason for painting the gold on the trim after they hav...
Finally, I get to put in the equipment into the drawers!
The process of painting the speaker surrounds is the same as the sound desk.
Here I have stretched an interesting old street banner (synthetic, robust but slightly see through) which I picked up for $5AUD over frames of both sp...
Now that it is all connected up, I am thoroughly enjoying listening to some great music on my 'new' sound system! Other thoughts: to try and make eac...
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