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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Wish I Had A Giant Flat Screen

Around our house we are not techies. We love gadgets, but we aren't the kind that drool over them and rush out to but the newest and best plasma screen or surround sound system. I mean we put an old box television in our fire place to make it look like a flat screen (I should have a picture of that).I wish we had a giant flat screen right now because if we did this piece might stick around our house. I love it that much. Here is the before:

I picked this up off of Craigslist for free. The drawers (the missing ones) were not working (see the parts sitting in front of it?) and a piece of the molding was missing off the front. At first I thought of making it a bench. It is six feet long, 18" wide and 24" tall. I envisioned it with a nice long cushion on top in a cool fabric, open storage and hidden storage. I thought about painting it some fun vivid colors too. One night this past week I was looking through a Costco furniture ad and saw media consoles. A bell rang in my head. This piece was meant to be a media console.
I fixed up the drawers a bit, sprayed the hardware pewter, primed it and then painted it with Sherwin Williams Kennsington White (I think that is the name) and accented it with March Winds. I attached a piece of molding to the front and fortified the open storage area with boards. I really like how it turned out.

This is a great piece and I hope to sell it soon so I can get on with some other fun projects I have taking up room in my garage like this:


  1. Wow, that looks great! My parents just updated to the world of flat screens because their old box TV died. It's funny, our flat screen is just a few years old, but theirs is so much more advanced! Guess that's just technology for you. :)

  2. Great job! Love it! I'm your newest follower! I'll be glad if you follow back..



  3. Great job :) we are tech geeks and I just did our own media console. I also have a short dresser like that we're using as a window seat.

  4. Wow! I love how this turned out! Amazing job!