{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!!