Re-purposing a China Cabinet... TV Stand

  I showed you what I did with the top half of the 
china cabinet in part 1...

Now I'm going to show you what I did with the bottom.

Here is what the china cabinet looked like after I removed the doors.

My plan was to make it match my armoire door table in some way.

I stenciled and stained a board for the top that would close off the holes left by removing the top of the cabinet.
Not a bad start, the rustic board is the look I'm after but it doesn't go with the color and I still hate the piece, it just wasn't working.
So, I decided I had nothing to lose and I started pulling the piece apart. I removed the drawers,
drilled holes in the back of the cabinet for wires,
and lined the space with a board that matched the top. I put the TV receiver and Wii inside to see if they fit and luckily they did!
I took out the 2 small side drawers and removed the drawer glides.
In place of the drawers I'm using baskets.
This is the main idea but still the wrong color.
In order to really transform this piece, I need to paint it.
I bought new handles and black paint with primer and I'm going to try home-made chalked paint recipe on it. 
Here's a Hint...
I sure don't hate it anymore!
To be continued. see the results here!

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .


  1. Ahhhhhh ~ leaving us hanging again! I love that you repurposed the cabinet. I have the bottom half of a china cabinet sitting patiently waiting for some paint. I got the chalk paint in Graphite, but after seeing some other projects I don't like the color. I have seen the recipes for homemade, so I can't wait!

  2. Oooooh, I am sure that looks beautiful, Susan! You'll have to wait for further gushing until you show the full reveal! : ) I think that was a great idea to deconstruct it to work for you. You'll have to tell us how you liked your homemade chalk paint. I did get to paint yesterday but I just used the free Ace paint as is. I really should have just taken the time to try and mix up the chalk recipe. I think I would have been happier with the outcome, but I got such a late start I just wanted to get it going!

  3. Can't wait to see it finished--looks like you are off to a great start!

  4. I love the finished piece you shared and thought I would check out how you lined the top and drawers. Very cool. I'm now following on linky followers too.


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