11.15.2011

before and after: Craig's List buffet turned TV stand

I'm back!  I've been missing you, but have been busy with clients and re-purposing this buffet.  I should warn you that once you do this, it may be very difficult to stop.  I'm already itching to start painting other pieces of furniture in our home!

Let's do this...  If you remember, this Drexel buffet cabinet was found on Craig's List for $50.  

I knew it would be perfect for our TV wall.  This wall was pretty depressing.  The Target TV stand was too small for the space, looked messy all the time, and was very dark.  See?

After some primer and high gloss white, and new hardware, she looks like this!


These are possibly the worst photos ever posted on a blog; I apologize!  But I hope you can still get the idea of the feel of the room.  It's soooooo much better.  


A few of you had questions on how I would incorporate the cable box without glass doors.  Well...I decided to put the cable box next to the TV but I'm hoping it's camouflaged a bit with the books and orchid on top.  The DVD player and Wii are both inside the buffet.  My husband just drilled a hole in the back panel to run the cords and everything works perfectly!

Do you like it? It's "me" and totally fits our house. Would you ever try a project like this?  I know I was inspired by everyone's favorite blogger, Emily Clark.  Thanks Emily!   Now onto the next project!

28 comments:

  1. Looking grey Abby- I love the yellow chair beside it too!

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  2. Loving the white and new hardware. What a beautiful transformation. Also love the peak of the stripes in the hallway--so fun!!

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  3. Looks great Abby! It seems you have updated another piece as well, that chair is fabulous, just the right pop of color!

    Cathy

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  4. Isn't it amazing what a little coat of paint can do?! Your project turned out beautiful. Thanks for sharing it with us, Abby!

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  5. Ladies, I can not take credit for the amazing chair. I bought that at my favorite local store, Rebel.reclaimed! I've had the chair in the corner next to the piano for a month or so, but now it has a proper place in the spotlight!

    You can find them here: http://www.facebook.com/rebelreclaimed

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  6. I love the white with the striped hall in the background. Looks really great. What's next? Lol

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  7. looks great!!! love the way paint can transform!

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  8. I love the way this room is coming together! That light - my goodness (love).

    -René

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  9. It looks beautiful Abby! Your home is really starting to come together - so exciting :)

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  10. great job! It's just the right size and lightens up that wall nicely. And i didn't even notice your cable box :)

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  11. You're so sweet, and this looks 100% better than what my TV is currently sitting on! White paint is amazing, isn't it?

    Am I really everyone's favorite blogger? :) Ha! You're so silly.

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  12. This piece looks awesome Abby! It's just what I need in my living room, so you can ship it to...:) I LOVE the new hardware, the piece looks really great. What a fresh new look and fits right into your home now. I'm still on the hunt - hopefully I'll have success soon on a piece similar.

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  13. Wow. This is pretty much awesome. It came out beautifully. Great transformation.

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  14. It looks great! It is so hard to work with tv's and all that goes with them. I am in the mode of not hiding it and just figuring out a way to make it not the focal point. You did a great job with the chair along side it and the lighter colors!
    xo
    Ashlyn

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  15. Looks wonderful Abby, that is such a perfect piece! Great job!

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  16. Abby, it looks great! Love the white and new hardware.

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  17. Your new entertainment unit looks great. Love the hardware too. You did a great job, Abby!

    By the way, I am hosting a fabulous giveaway. Come by and enter for a chance to win a set of Vintage Alphabet Cards by Children Inspire Design!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  18. hahah I just posted a tv-stand reveal on Monday! we are on the same page, but mine is stained and yours is painted. best of both worlds ;)

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  19. You & I have the same taste. I painted my black TV cabinet white also. It did have the glass doors to hold the cable box. But now that the inside of the cabinet is white, it shows the black cords through the glass.
    Drives me nuts.
    Nice job, Abby!

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  20. Great job, Abby! Way to repurpose an older piece and make it look amazing! I didn't even realize that the cable box was there! It looks great with the books on top to conceal it. The room is really coming together. :)

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  21. I don't know why I keep missing posts! Your 'TV cabinet' looks fantastic, Abby. I love the look of repurposed furniture pieces. They give a room so much character.
    Have a lovely day!
    ~ Wendi ~

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  22. LOVE everything about it, girl! I had no doubt that it was going to turn out absolutely fabulous in your capable hands! (c: Brilliant buy for $50!

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  23. It looks fantastic, and I love the yellow chair next to it!!!! Great job!

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  24. I love Emily's t.v console even thought about it for my own home, you picked a wonderful piece to redo.........great job.

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  25. This looks fantastic! I just redid an ugly tv stand too! Thanks so much for your inspiring ideas! I'm excited to be your newest follower!
    -Molly b

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Abby Manchesky Interiors is a boutique design firm based in Grand Rapids, MI. Combining the new traditional, vintage and a dash of the unexpected is her ideal. Contact Abby Manchesky Interiors for more information on available interior design services for clients near and far. abbyminteriors@gmail.com | 616.719.9400

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