Entertainment center transformed into a Bench; Guest

I absolutely love what Kelli of Random Thoughts of a Supermom did with this old entertainment center
About two months ago, we decided to buy a new couch.
Buying a new couch meant rearranging furniture.
Rearranging furniture meant this piece that was once used as an entertainment center now needed a new purpose. I decided it was the perfect piece to turn into a bench. It was the just the right height for sitting, plus there is a ton of room in the two side cabinets to store toys!The first thing I did was use Gorilla Glue to attach some thin pieces of wood to the doors…..and sides of the entertainment center. I wanted to add a little bit of interest to the otherwise plain boring sides. Jason already had these thin pieces of wood left over from a previous project, so all I had to do was cut them to the correct length and glue them on.After the Gorilla Glue was dry {technically like two weeks after}, I primed the entire piece with Zinsser Oil Based Primer…the same primer that I used to redo my end table. After the primer was dry, I added a coat of glossy white paint…the primer was so good that it only need one coat of the glossy paint to look pretty great! I reattached the original hinges {which were black}, and picked up two new decorative black knobs to replace the small silver ones.I bought a piece of foam and cut it to the correct size for the top of the bench. FYI: Foam is expensive….if you have any old cushions that you aren’t using, save them!
I also picked up a tablecloth at Target to make a cover for the foam. I got a great textured material for less than $10…if I had bought something similar at the fabric store it would have cost a fortune! I wrapped the material around the foam, pinned it in place, and sewed up the edges. I left the back open, so that I can remove the cover and wash it if it ever gets dirty or stained {which
 is going to happen in my house full of boys}!Throw in a couple of rattan baskets and two decorative pillows that match the throw pillows on the couch, and now I have an awesome bench and even better toy storage piece!
WOW! Don’t you think that looks great!  I love the stiles she added, it made all the difference, and of course the white is just lovely!
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Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.

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  1. >That turned out great. A bench with easy access. I love the colors of the pillows they go great with the cushions.

  2. >I love it! And what a great use for a piece of furniture that is almost obsolete with all the flat screens that hang on the wall nowadays! So cute!!

  3. >You are a genius! I love the woodstrips,the colors of the pillows, the whole thing is just awesome!

  4. >wow! i hate to say it – but it looked umm… crappy before!! AND NOW IT LOOKS FABULOUS – seriously, it looks like something that would cost a couple hundred – i am amazed and inspired!

  5. >No way! I totally got rid of that same piece of furniture. (the before version of coarse) Thinking I could do nothing with it. DANG! I am so impressed how with some creative hard work you can transform something so beautifully.