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Need help - Ideas for repurposing a big-@$$ tv stand

Jenny

Angel Diva
#1
Been looking online at what others have done - anyone here have any ideas?

It looks like this one - except where they have shelves on the bottom we have a couple of drawers. And on each side, behind the doors, is a set of shelves.



We have a window in the wrong place in our back entry so I can’t use the middle section for something like this:



And we don’t really need more bookshelves, which would be easy for the side sections.

So, just looking for inspiration.
 

RachelV

Administrator
Staff member
#2
Do you maybe have a poorly organized guest closet or something that could use shelves and drawers? You could maybe remove the middle shelves and put a clothing rod in that section, too.
 

Jenny

Angel Diva
#3
Do you maybe have a poorly organized guest closet or something that could use shelves and drawers? You could maybe remove the middle shelves and put a clothing rod in that section, too.
Guest closet is highest on the list right now - there's a cheap plastic shelving unit in there that would fit better in the basement or a garage. And maybe putting the rod in there would make the rest of the closet more useful for other storage, because then I wouldn't have to worry about accidentally taking up the space for hanging with other stuff.

Still working on how to fit it into the entryway somehow, but I think it's just too tight. I like the idea of cubbies to just throw stuff into, though. Maybe we can surround the window somehow - kind of like this:

entry 1.jpg or this, but with a cutout for the window

entry 2.jpg

I don't think there's really enough room for this type of thing, though.
 

pinto

Ski Diva Extraordinaire
#4
I have seen them repurposed as bars and home offices. What about ski gear storage? not skis, but helmets hats boots etc. I had an old cabinet with glass doors on top and drawers on bottom (not a tv armoire, but close) that I used for storing handbags. Crafts? What is overflowing in the house?
 

vickie

Ski Diva Extraordinaire
#5
A lot depends on what the item is made out of, how it's constructed, and how much work you want to invest.
 
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Jenny

Angel Diva
#6
We have a plan. Will post pics when it's done, but DH bought a little extra wood and has a plan for the entryway, which apparently had more room than I realized. Then I think we'll do the guest closet, but it needs to be cut down in depth by about two inches in order to fit. Then we, and by we I continue to mean DH, can build shelves in the remainder of the closet. I think it will be pretty cool when it's all done.
 

Tvan

Angel Diva
#7
Sounds great! Looking forward to seeing the outcome!
 

Jenny

Angel Diva
#8
As am I! Of course, when he went to buy the extra wood (because he decided he wanted to redo the bench part of this project - we already had the bench, which I thought was perfectly fine) at Lowe's, long story short, additional $$$ was spent on tools, as well. But I guess since he basically never shops any other time, I shouldn't be surprised.
 

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