This post is going to show you how to use a repurposed tv to make a new and useful piece of furniture.
This is one of many t.v. cabinets I recently picked up at my local Habitat ReStore over the Summer.
Here you can see them all lined up ready to be sanded and painted.
This is after they were all primed. The one I’m showing you today is the one in the very front (left). Check out what I did with the plastic console and chicken wire (the one in the back-right)
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While I was painting some cabinets recently, I had some paint left in my Finish Max, so I gave this a quick coat of white.
After further investigation I found that there were some pieces that needed to be removed in order to move forward.
I got busy with a socket, hammer and pry bar to remove the casing around the inside.
I wanted to put a back on this piece, to do that, I needed to remove this lip across the bottom. (back) I used my jigsaw to cut it off.
I of course wanted to cover up all this mess on the bottom shelf. I used some Gorilla Glue Wood Glue.
Then I nailed a thin piece of plywood down with my nail gun.
I didn’t have anything to use for a shelf, so I made a shelf using 3 1x’s connected with Kreg Jig pocket hole screws. Whenever I use my Kreg Jig, I mark lines where I want my holes to go. Using a pocket hole jig can get confusing if you’re not careful.
I love using this Kreg Face Clamp with my Kreg, it makes the job go so much quicker.
After I joined my three boards, I gave it a quick sanding.
I used some temporary scrap pieces of wood to raise the shelf to where I wanted it to go. I installed the shelf using pocket holes.
I gave the piece a quick coat of diy chalk paint, then added some bead board to the back.
To get a good finish on the piece, I paired my HomeRight Finish Max with some Plaster of Paris, and Behr Premium Plus Paint.
After one coat of DIY chalk paint sprayed on with the Finish Max .
After allowing that DIY chalk paint to dry, I then used the Finish Max & Behr Premium Plus paint straight up to do a topcoat.
I love how this paint works with the Finish Max!
This is the hardware that belongs on this T.V. console. It’s still the original white when I sprayed it the first time.
My question to you is, what color do you think I should spray the hardware? Or perhaps use some rub-n-buff? I look forward to hearing what you think!
see other project ideas for old tvs below: