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{Office Cabinet to TV Console} – before & after

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!!


20 Responses to {Office Cabinet to TV Console} – before & after

  1. Allison November 13, 2012 at 8:48 am #

    Gorgeous as always — you never disappoint! Was the raised and framed panel on the side your work? If so, would you be willing to show us how you did that, too? Glad you are posting again — we’ve missed you. :)

    • Sausha @ {Sweet Pickins} November 13, 2012 at 8:54 am #

      thanks!! Nope – the raised panel on the side was already there, just lost in the black, the white with the distressing really brought it out.

  2. Shelley Smith November 13, 2012 at 8:49 am #

    I LOVE IT! And the tall white cabinet looks AWESOME! :)

    • Sausha @ {Sweet Pickins} November 13, 2012 at 8:57 am #

      Where i wanted that tall cabinet didnt work, so thats really my only spot to put it. I am thinking of painting the back paneling? Cant decide!! Anyways – i just saw your plank wall – looks SO GOOD!! Dont you just love the feeling that it brings to your house?! I am so, so glad i did that project :)

  3. Mindi November 13, 2012 at 9:34 am #

    Love it! It is amazing what some paint and feet will do! Great job, as usual!

  4. Katie November 13, 2012 at 9:45 am #

    Wow! Your version looks a million times better!! Great job!

    • Sausha @ {Sweet Pickins} November 14, 2012 at 6:02 pm #

      thank you very much!!

  5. Cheryl E. November 13, 2012 at 10:44 am #

    Love the idea of adding the bun feet! Genious! Also, I cannot wait for more pics/info on the laundry basket and tall cabinet!

  6. Patty November 13, 2012 at 11:04 am #

    Amazing transformation…..the bun feet make a big difference.

    • Sausha @ {Sweet Pickins} November 14, 2012 at 6:02 pm #

      I completely agree!

  7. meredith November 13, 2012 at 12:49 pm #

    You are sooo talented! Love reading your blog..

    • Sausha @ {Sweet Pickins} November 14, 2012 at 6:02 pm #

      you are too sweet – thanks so so much!!

  8. christa November 13, 2012 at 4:59 pm #

    Wow! What an engineer you are, girl. I love it!
    BTW Where do you find your pillows?

    • Sausha @ {Sweet Pickins} November 14, 2012 at 6:01 pm #

      Ha! I get pillows everywhere – i love target and TJ Maxx, they normally never disappoint. I have also got quite a few @ sears over the years.

  9. Shelly November 13, 2012 at 5:47 pm #

    Perfect transformation! Thanks for the close-ups!

  10. Bloomin' Crazy- Joni Holland November 14, 2012 at 9:10 am #

    Love it! You area very CLEVER GIRL!!

  11. bathroom furniture manufacturer November 16, 2012 at 4:59 am #

    Wow! What a great effect!

  12. michael November 17, 2012 at 11:57 pm #

    what is your paint color?

    • Sausha @ {Sweet Pickins} November 20, 2012 at 8:17 am #

      the walls? If so its sherwin williams repose gray tinted @ 125%

  13. Brittany February 13, 2016 at 5:05 pm #

    where did you find the baskets?

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