I love a FREE cupboard. This is the 2nd one that I have gotten and been able to redo.
I got one at a garage sale that we redid. You can read about it here.
About a month ago, a good friend of mine posted on Facebook that she was getting rid of a tv cabinet. She showed a picture of it and said it was free to the taker. It looked like it was in perfect condition and since I needed a new stand for my tv in my office, I said that I would take it. All I had to do was move it.
Hubby and I went and got it and put it down in my office. I have my tv on top, it's a little tall for a tv stand with it on top, but it's doable.
This is what it looks like with my tv on top. It had a few scratches on the bottom but not that bad. The black top fits in perfectly because I'm doing black accents in the basement.
This is what it looks like inside. I think the tv is actually meant to go inside but I have other plans for it.
I decided that I was going to add additional shelves inside and use it as storage space for all my crafting supplies.
I measured the current shelf and then went to Home Depot and picked out some cupboard plywood. I had them cut it for me, picked out some black paint and then came home eager to make over my new cupboard.
I thought I had taken some pictures of the wood when I was painting it but somehow they are missing. Anyway, I painted the wood black and after I let it dry for a couple of days, I put a clear polyurethane on it. I wanted the new shelves to feel like the rest of the cupboard.
I applied 2 coats of the poly on both sides and the edges. I let the shelves dry for 24 hours in between coats.
I then inserted the new shelves into my cabinets and filled it with my stuff that had been taking up space on the air hockey table.
I love how it turned out and all the storage space it gives me. I especially love that I can shut the doors and all the stuff will be hidden.
I have a 3rd shelf that I could paint black and replace the natural one with. I'm not sure that I'm going to do that as I like it with natural on the top and bottom and the black ones in the middle.
Here is a before and after:
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