Here at VENT Fitness we like to ReinVENT stuff; ourselves, our members and our decor. When we got our cool new double cooler in Latham, we had to get rid of this old, grubby shelving unit to make room for it. I took one look at it and thought, “This thing has potential!”
I decided I could “ReinVENT” this unit into a fixture for our PRO Shop which, let’s face it, could use a little freshening up as you can see from the pics! Knowing that we had a bunch of rad new styles, items and designs launching, I wanted something eye catching to display our new inventory.
Here’s what I did:
It’s very important to clean off all of the dust from sanding otherwise the paint won’t stick. I used a damp, clean rag to do this.
If you try a project like this, EXPECT TO PUT 8 TO 100 COATS OF PAINT. In other words, patience is important for a project like this. Particle board takes a bit of finessing to get paint to adhere to it.
Once all my cubbies were painted, I peeled off the painter’s tape and used an inch wide paint brush to finish the trim in dark brown for high contrast.
I let the whole thing dry for a few days, (just to be sure) and then placed it into its corner in our pro shop to artfully display our brand new accessories and free up space on the wall for new shirts, bags and running tights.
If you find yourself in Latham, take a look and tell me what you think!