Friday, May 4, 2012

Our new TV console!

So as mentioned we got this office credenza from the Salvation Army for $25 (it was priced $50 but Saturdays are 50% off days). We went there looking for a TV console, didn't really see anything we loved, but we stayed there and got a little more creative before finally realizing we could make this thing into something fairly awesome. The color of the wood is kind of hard to see past.

I used a circular saw to cut off what acted as the legs, then I added the trim pieces to the front doors. Some new decorative feet and silvery knobs and of course the greyish paint ----- we're beginning to only use Martha Stewart colors from Home Depot ---- you get fewer choices but that's kind of a good thing. In the photo below the piece is on furniture dolly so that I could roll it in and out of the garage. If you look closer, you can also see the unpainted turned feet.

All totalled we spent:
$25 for the credenza
And about $60 for the supplies (paint, wooden feet, knobs)

We bought this last Saturday, so in less than a week, we got a new piece of furniture and we couldn't be happier at how it turned out.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

fill it up

Rachel is beginning to pack her card catalog drawer unit with all of her supplies and tools ---- having 24 medium sized drawers rates pretty awesome on the organization scale.

Just as a reminder, here it is in the office a year ago (note the lack of a top, and stained carpet, also the fronts were really dirty): 

Now that it's not in our entry area anymore, we have this huge space for something. Were going to take the current TV stand/cabinet and put it in the entry area and use the new media center cabinet I posted yesterday in the living room.