Thursday, September 23, 2010

Give New Life to Your Outdated TV Cabinet

In my first blog post I mentioned an entertainment unit turned shabby craft cabinet.  My dear friend and fellow blogger suggested that I should have at least posted a photo or two of said cabinet after having mentioned it.  So, hear you go... 

After!

Before

A sneak peek of the inside...

The unit I re-purposed was a Craigslist purchase, and there are many more out there to be picked up for next-to-nothing!  But maybe you already have one that has sat in the garage ever since the new flat screen went up on the wall?  Before you attempt to garage sale it or haul it off to the dump, think about re-purposing and/or restyling it to better fit your needs.  I came across a great article about an interior design class given an assignment to re-purpose these outdated cabinets.    http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/fea/home/stories/lh_newusesforarmoires_08-10-08_OJAHVI2_v7.207f8ec.html

Another blogger turned an old unit into a very clever and cute toy kitchen for her daughter!  This is definitely worth taking a look at...

Until next time...  -Amanda

7 comments:

  1. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing. Florence

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  2. So glad you posted these pictures. It's even better than I remember! Can you give me ideas for an old dresser? You can use the pictures if you want. Please!

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  3. Oh this is WONDERFUL!!! It's a party in a box. LOL! Great job with this and thanks so much for sharing!!! :)

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  4. Great way to recycle an old cabinet. Beautiful idea.

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  5. What a wonderful idea! I helped my daughter turn some old furniture into "shabby chic" pieces for her apartment. It was fun and quite satisfying to recycle an old piece. I love they way this was also repurposed as a sewing cabinet.

    Blessings,
    Tricia

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  6. Amanda, this is a really good idea!

    Thanks for sharing.

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  7. I love repurposing items to make them fresh and functional again. Whether they are Salvaged finds or pieces that the original purpose has run it's course... you did a fantastic job on this makeover and it is an inspiring idea!

    Dawn... The Bohemian

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