Wednesday, April 7, 2010

...Treasure! Our New to Us TV Stand

Hooray! I finished my project today. And of course, Mr. Anti-Creative loved the finished result. He always does, he just can't envision it until it's standing before him. Here it is before.

I removed all the hardware and put the screws up for safe keeping. I sanded down all the pieces. I wasn't going for a perfect finish, because I do like an aged look. I then did a darker spray primer and sanded all the pieces again. Primed. Sanded. Wiped. Then onto a spray of satin black. Sanded. Wiped. Painted. Okay, you get the point. After it was all done being painted, I sanded down the edges a bit to expose a touch of wood. I said I like he aged look, didn't I? After that, I added two coats of sealer to finish it off. I had painted the shelves I had cut along with the desk. This was added into the space where the chair goes to hold our stereo components. And that was it! Fits perfectly, in the finish we love for a LOT less than new! Here is the after.

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Heather said...

What a great idea! I love how you used the space underneath where the chair would normally go to house your electronics.

Sarah said...

WOW!! That tv stand looks amazing, you have a very good eye.


Fawnda said...

Great idea! And it turned out FABULOUS! : )

♥Carlos, Elizabeth, and Addison♥ said...

I have to admit...when I saw the original piece, I could not envision it as a t.v. stand. This looks awesome! Great job!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that looks awesome! i love the idea of turning a desk into a tv stand- very creative!



Jen said...

This looks GREAT. I never would have thought to do that. Great use of space with adding the shelf in the empty space.

Jessica Hills said...

That is such a great idea and it turned out SO good. I love when TV stands aren't ugly since they usually are!! If you are interested, I would love you to post this on my Favorite Things Friday party!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Amazing how your stereo fit in perfectly! Beautifully done.

Its So Very Cheri said...

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Cheri said...

Oh this was a great idea! It turned out really well too! Thanks for linking up!

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Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

What a fantastic idea--I love how the components fit under it! much more interesting that an entertainment center! said...

great idea! so glad the husband liked it too! Thanks for linking up on Craft Schooling Sunday, so nice to "meet" a new face! all the best and hope to see you again next week!

Gay Vaughan said...

Thanks again for bringing your hodgepodge to the party! I will be featuring this. Hope to see you again.

Tracey @ My House of Giggles said...

oh wow!!! This turned out amazing!!

Come on over and link up at my Tuesday TALENT SHOW if you like :)

Chocolate Sundaes said...

wow that looks awesome! great job. I'd love for you to link up over here

Kaysi said...

What a great idea! I love that you just filled in the middle and the paint looks great!

One Life Many Journeys said...

This is amazing! I went to a yard sale this weekend and bought an old desk and told my brother I was going to put shelves in the middle and make a TV stand! WOW! I thought my idea was original??? I guess great minds think alike! Great work! Now I know that my vision was on point!!

{All Thingz Related} said...

Your t.v. stand turned out fabulous! And how perfect that everything fit! Thanks for sharing at our Anything Related party!

Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

incredibly genius, if i must say so.

Anonymous said...

Michelle, I love what you did with the furniture piece! Great job! -Andi Mohan

Bobbie said...

That is great! I love furniture upcycles :)

thanks for linking up to check me out saturday

Michelle said...

Looks great! You did a fantastic job.

kirstin & jordan said...

LOVE this- it looks fantastic! I need to redo our current tv stand... you've inspired me. :)
We have a friday fun finds party that's still going- we'd love it if you'd link up!

Shannon@ One Crafty Mommy said...

Such a cute idea!! Thanks for linking up this week!

Holly said...

This looks fantastic! The colors and the details are great.
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Rene @ cottage and vine said...

I see those all the time in thrift stores and never did I think to turn one into a TV table. Brilliant!

Jen said...

Impressive! Love how you turned a regular piece of furniture into something brand new.

Creative and Curious Kids!

The DIY Show Off said...

Great job! I love it's new use!


Its So Very Cheri said...

That is a gorgeous TV stand


The Crafty Gals said...

Love how you made it into a T.V stand! Looks fab!