For months now, our TV has rested on a government surplus desk. Surprisingly, the desk is made of wood and it is not in terrible shape. However, as a piece of living room furniture it could be more functional and decorative. And so, the cabinet idea was born. Here is the original desk, already prepped for transformation.
We bought the plywood for the sides and doors, but the rest of the wood came from scrap one by twos. We were really able to expand our skills in this project as adding supports called for new creativity and learning the functionality of new drill bits. Let me just tell you, I am the drilling queen.
On the inside, we Mod-Podged fabric to particle board to make the shelves. Does the fabric look familiar? I am still in love with the pattern and I am so happy we incorporated it into this piece, even if it is hidden from site.
The hardware came off of a salvaged end table. Originally the drawer pulls were just side bars, but with the help of a hidden nut, they function as a handle.
Thoughts? Tango it up, or leave the pumpkin orange?
Here is the cabinet again