Furniture styles are always changing, but one big style that has changed in the last ten or so years is entertainment centers. With the invention of the thinner flat screen TVs, those deep entertainment centers aren’t necessary anymore — something much thinner will work, or you can even hang your TV on the wall (and frame it like we did ;).
Sooo… that leaves lots of older style entertainment centers sitting around on curbs and in thrift stores. Which makes them the perfect DIY revamp candidates, of course. And our guest today made quick work of hers by removing the top and chopping it down to make it into a TV console table, perfect for holding your electronics beneath your wall-mounted TV:
When you’re revamping furniture, it’s important to use what you have wisely and make the existing features work for you. For example, a dresser made a great base for this awesome tall mudroom bench (featured here)
Or a taller dresser is a great candidate for a new bookshelf (featured here).
An old sewing table is a perfect fit for a drink cooler — perfect for entertaining! (featured here)
Or, my favorite is our built-in closet made from odds and ends of furniture:
But my favorite part about today’s project is just how EASY it is, and that it will work with pretty much any older style entertainment center. Here’s Kelly with all the details!
Want to build a solid wood TV stand from scratch? Get our farmhouse TV console tutorial and plans here.
How to Turn an Old Entertainment Center into a TV Console Table
by Kelly of The Moon and Me
I can’t say exactly how long it took, but all in all only a few hours.The biggest time chunks were waiting for the glue and paint to dry.Definitely a quick weekend project.
It took me longer to find baskets that fit!
Thanks so much for visiting and sharing, Kelly! I’ll never pass up an outdated entertainment center again 🙂