Monday, March 14, 2011

Thrift Store Table Turned TV Stand

I found this table at a local thrift store on 50% off day so it cost me $10.00.  It had lots of 'dings' and scratches and the legs were assembled incorrectly (thus the "as is" sticker on the top??).  Although the top was clearly laminate, it was solid and I liked the lines.  I could immediately picture it as our new TV stand.  We have a very small living room and are not big TV watchers so all we have is a sleek, flat panel screen for our TV which was going to fit perfectly on this table.

After spending at least an hour unscrewing the four legs (which were each in 3 pieces), re-assembling them, re-drilling a few holes and moving some screws, I was able to assemble them correctly.

Then I roughed up the surfaces, primed and painted it.  I then distressed it a bit and sealed it with a few coats of acrylic sealer.  Oh, there were six holes in the top (not sure what they were originally intended to be for) so I took some upholstery tacks I had, sanded, primed and painted them to match and then placed them on top using Gorilla Glue.

I don't like to see "wires" -- they're like fingernails on a chalkboard to me!  So I took some fabric I had and created a gathered cover for the back which I stapled on.  I used some extra fabric to make a few cord covers and am now enjoying my new TV Stand!


  1. Love the white! You would have never guessed those legs were such a pain to deal with! Grat job Lauren!

  2. Amazing what a little paint can do! Nice change.


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