When I shared my DIY coffee bar and dining room makeover last week, I told you that I moved the china cabinet into the music room. That might sound like a strange idea, but I was inspired by this china cabinet turned into an entertainment center on Pinterest. (Unfortunately, I was unable to find the original source, sorry!) Here's what I started with:
This china cabinet is designed a bit differently, so it wouldn't work for a large TV like the inspiration piece. Even so, it worked for the little baby TV that we have in the music room. I would definitely suggest measuring your piece first and make sure your TV will fit before making any changes to the piece.
The first step was to remove the door. I removed the molding on each side of the door as well to give the TV a little more space.
I filled in the holes with paintable wood putty. Once it was dry, I sanded it smooth and then lightly sanded the entire piece. I also got a large drill bit (I think it's called a hole saw?) to make a hole for the TV cords to feed through the back of the piece.
My Mom painted this cutie while she visited a few weeks ago and I was so thankful for her help! Once she hand painted the piece and distressed it, I used my Earlex HV5500 paint sprayer to do the top coat. Here she is now!
Decor: the basket, coffee sign, and other accessories are all garage sale finds or instruments that we used for decoration.
I'm loving the way the music room is coming along so far! We have our vintage orange sofa, an unique coffee table, and now -- an awesome entertainment center! I can't wait to show you guys the entire room put together!
What do you think? Would you turn your china cabinet into an entertainment center?
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