Happy New Year my friends! I’m welcoming January the same way I do every year: by starting another diet, vowing to exercise more, and organizing my home. Three goals, so hopefully at least one of them happens! And I’m starting off on the right organizing foot, by sharing a piece I made for the office. I can’t wait for you to see the furniture piece that I transformed!
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Ta-da! A bulky, dusty, old laminate TV stand that I picked up for $10. If you are looking at this piece and seeing zero inspiration, you are not alone! I’ve seen so many laminate pieces like this discarded on curbs and in garage sales, but there is SO much potential here.
These separators were probably for record storage back in the day (Yep! That’s how old this piece is!), but I see file folders and organization!
We got started by ripping off the gross boxed in frame on the bottom with a hammer – we bought brand new feet to put on the bottom after it’s painted :)
Next, my husband got rid of the lip around the outside of the piece by running the router along the edge of the cabinet with a flush trim bit. Sorry about the pic – it’s a dusty job!
I didn’t want the piece to be overly feminine, so I wrapped the cabinet with wood on the top and both sides. We primed our piece, then painted it with my beautiful new Mauve before adding the wood.
To do this, we measured the width at the top and divided it by five (which worked best for our piece), so we knew what width to cut each 1×6 board evenly to. To cut the boards to length, add 3/4″ for each of the 45 degree angles (so add 1 1/2″ to the top boards) on the long side. [Note: 1×6 boards are actually 3/4″ thick, which is why that number is added]. We cut the 45 degree angles on the ends using a mitre saw.
Finally, we stained the wood in a beautiful grey stain, and then glued the wood pieces in place with wood glue, and screwed them from the back. We use PL Premium glue because it sticks very well.
What do you think of the transformation?! Would you have picked up a furniture piece like that one?