I got this heavy duty office furniture from my friend a couple years ago, re-purposed it and realized i never posted about it – i actually have tons of things i want to post about but need more hours in my day!
Anyways, here is the before pic. Solid black cabinet in great shape and perfect for a TV console. And i had already sold my old one so i needed one quick.
The cabinet was ok as it was, but i wanted to change it up a little just to make it a little more custom looking and to raise it up a bit. I decided to take out the middle drawer for the TV components and then modify the drawers just a bit. I found these thin poplar wood strips that are super smooth in the hobby section @ Lowes. I used these to make a frame for the drawers.
I also wanted to raise up the cabinet a bit, so i bought bun feet from lowes. When i flipped over the cabinet, there wasn’t a spot to drill them into, so i had to add in a piece of 2×4. Attaching the bun feet was super easy, just put down a little glue and then screw it in with a long wood screw – they come pre drilled so it makes it pretty simple.
After i made my simple modifications, i sanded down the cabinet, primed it and then painted it Valspars Ultra White. Then i distressed it and clear coated it with Varathane brand waterbased poly. Then i got lucky and found 4 baskets that worked perfect @ TJ Maxx.
You guys notice my other changes in this room as well? I finally got a vintage laundry basket that i have wanted for years and then there’s that tall door cabinet over there – im in love with both! Both need a little work and then i will be sure to post those too!!