Before & After: A Changing Table Turned Media Stand

published Oct 12, 2011
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We love it when a creative DIYer is able to think of new ways to rework existing furniture to better fit a changing lifestyle. Rachelle originally purchased this credenza off of Craiglist to use in her son’s nursery; the original dark walnut finish was painted white to brighten up both the piece and the space. In her old house, this big piece stored all her son’s clothes, but her new house has ample closet space so it was unnecessarily eating up valuable floor space…

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Rachelle realized that this piece could solve another decorating dilemma — what to do with the TV in her new living room. Given the higher mantle and her status as a renter, hanging the TV over the fireplace as she had in her old house was a non-starter, so she reworked the old changing table into a modern style media stand.

Rachelle stripped and sanded to remove all the old paint and finish from the drawer fronts and doors before sealing them with clear poly. She lightly sanded and repainted the body of the credenza, before drilling the necessary holes for cords in the back. Finally she spray painted the original hardware to match the new look of the credenza.

For more details and lots of pictures, check out the full post on Rachelle’s blog — Adventures in Creating: Out with the Old and In with the…Old.

Image: Rachelle at Adventures in Creating