An Antique Armoire Meets the 21st Century

An Antique Armoire Meets the 21st Century

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Regina Yunghans
Aug 10, 2015
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When Kelly hauled this antique armoire home, her husband Dave's initial reaction was less than enthusiastic. But since he wanted a big TV and she wanted a way to enclose it without breaking the bank, Kelly jumped when she spotted this piece on an antiquing trip with her mother, with a price tag of under $200...

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Of the first time Dave saw the armoire, Kelly says:

"It was in the dusty garage, which was full of all kinds of crap from the remodeling project. He absolutely hated it. He thought it was too “rustic/country” He thought it was rickety. He couldn’t believe I had actually paid money for it."

Kelly thought he would be happy since she had finally found a piece big enough to house his television.... and do you know what, he did come around! After the couple moved into their house and the piece was set up in the finished living room, Dave disclosed to Kelly that he actually liked the armoire. He even pitched in by drilling the holes in it that were necessary for running cables and cords. Bonus point: check out the bottom shelf- the armoire houses not only the television, but also toys!

Do you have any old furnishings that store contemporary electronics? How did you make it work?

See more of the aforementioned remodel:

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