DIY Media Stand Makeover

A few months ago I noticed a lot of media stands (CD/DVD racks) on sale at every home decor store in my town. I also started to see dozens of them in all shapes and sizes pop up in my favorite thrift stores. I realized this is because so many people have stopped buying DVDs and CDs since everything is now available through digital downloading or streaming. (And those of us who still have a few BluRays keep them in our media centers hidden behind closed cabinet doors!).

Of course I started thinking, ‘what could I possible make out of something still in good condition but not needed for its intended purpose anymore…?’ Since I’m always in need of new storage, as my wardrobe collection expands, it wasn’t a far leap in imagination to DIY makeover a media stand into a shoe and accessories rack!

DIY Media Stand to Accessory Rack Makeover Tutorial

I found a wood DVD rack for a few dollars and decided to spray paint the sides and cover the shelves with marble print contact paper.

DIY Media Stand to Accessory Rack Makeover Tutorial

Obviously I realize you won’t necessarily be able to find a rack exactly like this one but it’s a pretty common design, so you should be able to find something similar, or at least get some makeover inspiration, before throwing out any media stands you already have!

DIY Media Stand to Accessory Rack Makeover Tutorial

See? easy peasy! 5 steps and an afternoon was all it took for me to disassemble, paint, paper and reassemble the stand.

DIY Media Stand to Accessory Rack Makeover Tutorial

DIY Media Stand to Accessory Rack Makeover Tutorial

What do you think? Did you like this media stand makeover? If so, pin the image below to share with your friends!

DIY Media Stand to Accessory Rack Makeover Tutorial

Let me know what you think!