Wednesday, August 1, 2012

DIY: Mod Speaker make-over



I had some gray old drabby speakers that needed a serious pick me up.  My fiance insists on having these large and in charge speakers in our teeny 700 square foot apartment, but man do I hate the way they look.


Boring and ugly right?  RIGHT!  So....... after I decided that chevron is amazingly cool and was my fabric of choice, it was apparently so cool that the fabric store was out.  I found this Alice and Wonderland-ish black and white mod fabric and fell in luuuuuuvvvvv. 

Here's what you need:


Not much really..... some bold fabric, a foam brush, scissors, fabric glue, a refreshing drink of your choice, and some sweet tunes.  Crank the tunes, and begin:


Measure a piece of fabric about 2 inches larger than each edge of your speaker.  If you have fabric like mine, be sure that the edges are lined up where you want them to lay on the speaker. 



Cut away!


Use some glue to "hem" the first side of your fabric.  Be careful lining this up so the fabric is a straight edge.  It was nice and easy with this fabric because I was able to use the diamonds as a guide.
  
Mark where to "hem" the other 3 sides of your fabric piece, until the fabric is the exact size as the speaker.  
 

Cut away any bulk on the inside corners that may not lay as flat as you'd like.


Spread that glue!  Make sure you don't have any glops and that the glue is nice and smooth.
 

Using a flat surface, like an old credit card, begin with the middle of one side, and smooth out the fabric flattening outwards.  You want to make this as flat and smooth as possible.
 
YAY!  You are done!
 

Keep cranking those tunes with your new awesome speakers!

7 comments:

  1. Brilliant! I have the exact same problem, a fiance in love with large - ugly! - speakers. We've talking about adding some paint to them, not sure if that ever really will happen :-)

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    1. Hi Linn. You have SUCH a cute blog! I have a ton of these little projects to do around our house. :) Aaaah the joys of living with a man. :)
      Thanks for stopping by,
      Trish

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  2. This is super cute! Great idea :)

    xoxo Sarah
    theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

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    1. HI Sarah! Thanks so much for your kind words. :)
      Trish

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  3. i need this fabric like right now! our speakers were his gma's and they're pretty cool and vintage..i'm gonna cover something with fabric haha

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