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New Focal Point- TV Cabinet

  • January 18, 2013

jacquedale
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All decorators seem obsessed with making something other than the tv a focal point in a living space, but let's face it the tv is a focal point in most homes today. And with all of the additional components it can become an unruly mess quickly! That is exactly what happened to me. So here is the plan: Take the china cabinet I found on Craigslist for $100, and transform it into a great tv stand.

The idea is to remove all of the doors (top and bottom), remove the mirror on the back/top and the glass side/top and replace with wood, remove the half shelf in the bottom and replace with a full depth shelf, then of course sand, and paint. What color you ask...Turquoise!

And so it begins...we started by taking everything off that we didn't want, then I decided to start on the bottom so we can go ahead and put it in its new place asap!
Once it was all stripped and sanded I painted the base black and dry brushed the entire piece in turquoise.

The final result is AWESOME!! The cabinet that I had wanted to build from scratch would have cost around $700 to build, and I recently saw an entertainment center similar to our finished project and it was listed as $2500. What, what!!! Are you kidding me?? So here is the breakdown of the total that I spent:

China Cabinet (craigslist)- $100
Gas in my brother's truck to pickup the cabinet- $25
Wood (shelf, side inserts, 2 pieces of plywood for back of both pieces)- $75
Paint (I already had the black paint I used as the base color and since I dry brushed the turquoise I didn't need much...2 small samples of Valspar)- $6
Drawers pulls- $24
Total spent $230

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New Focal Point- TV Cabinet

by jacquedale
Jan 18, 2013

All decorators seem obsessed with making something other than the tv a focal point in a living space, but let's face it the tv is a focal point in most homes today. And with all of the additional components it can become an unruly mess quickly! That is exactly what happened to me. So here is the plan: Take the china cabinet I found on Craigslist for $100, and transform it into a great tv stand. The idea is to remove all of the doors (top and bottom), remove the mirror on the back/top and the glass side/top and replace with wood, remove the half shelf in the bottom and replace with a full depth shelf, then of course sand, and paint. What color you ask...Turquoise! And so it begins...we started by taking everything off that we didn't want, then I decided to start on the bottom so we can go ahead and put it in its new place asap! Once it was all stripped and sanded I painted the base black and dry brushed the entire piece in turquoise. The final result is AWESOME!! The cabinet that I had wanted to build from scratch would have cost around $700 to build, and I recently saw an entertainment center similar to our finished project and it was listed as $2500. What, what!!! Are you kidding me?? So here is the breakdown of the total that I spent: China Cabinet (craigslist)- $100 Gas in my brother's truck to pickup the cabinet- $25 Wood (shelf, side inserts, 2 pieces of plywood for back of both pieces)- $75 Paint (I already had the black paint I used as the base color and since I dry brushed the turquoise I didn't need much...2 small samples of Valspar)- $6 Drawers pulls- $24 Total spent $230