Some time ago my husband spotted a pair of quality speakers on a flea market at a ridiculously low price and he bought them. I have nothing against a good sound quality but the worn cherry wood finish was not really something I wanted to see in our living room. After some thinking, I bought black woodgrain
I don’t know if I have ever used d-c-fix before but it was really easy to use. I removed part of the backing paper and just rolled it on my speakers, removing any bubbles with a plastic ruler. The vinyl was sturdy enough for me to rip it off when it didn’t align properly and I could make adjustments until I was happy. The woodgrain pattern not only matched the finish of our old speakers (that we will probably use to make a proper surround-sound system) but it also helped to hide the edges.
I started with the back of the speakers and covered the back with a narrow d-c-fix vinyl strip that I cut into the right dimensions. Only after the vinyl was attached I punched through those two round holes. A little heating with a hair dryer helped to form the nice round edges.
I wasn’t so tidy with the lower part with the inputs as those are way down and against the wall. I even added a little patch where I had managed to leave a small hole.
The top and the sides were completely smooth and easy to cover. The only thing was to try to make the front edge straight.
The first speaker was a little slower as I was not sure about the best way of handling this d-c-fix vinyl, but the second took only a few minutes to cover. Now with the newly covered speakers, our little TV-music-gaming setup looks much better:
The black-and-white pictures are part of my project of creating our family history portrait gallery. They are only sitting next to the TV set until I manage to get the rest of the photos framed.
I hope you find this post useful. Perhaps you too have some worn furniture or electronics that might benefit from little sprucing up? Thank you for reading and see you soon!