Mid-Century stero cabinet to tv stand for 27.33!

I picked this little gem up on Craigslist for $15. I didn’t realize it had been gutted at the time but that ended up working out OK because I was just going to use it until I found a matching piece to the hutch I have in my kitchen. Mid-Century Broyhill pieces aren’t as easy to find in the price range I’m willing to pay:) Anyhoo, back to this piece. Because I didn’t know how long I would be staring at this stereo cabinet I was going to use for a tv cabinet (because the search for a Broyhill piece is going on 2+ years)  knew I would have to paint it.

20150717_215743634_iOSI am currently am decorating with accent colors of teal/turquoise, pink and a pinch of lime! green. searched a ton on Pinterest for inspiration an ended up deciding I would paint it primarily white with turquoise accents. Another thing I knew would drive me crazy was the top only opened on the left-hand side. I decided I would have to make the left side open too so. It just makes sense if I am going to use it for storage and I would be having stuff on top and didn’t want to have to rearrange it every time I had to access something I had stored in the inside.

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I first had to pop off the left-hand side top of the cabinet. The top was glued on so I used a flat head screwdriver and hammer to break the seal around the edge of the entire top. After that, I screwed these hinges that I had left over from another project.

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20150719_235105803_iOSI pulled off the speaker fronts and knobs and spray painted those in a color called: Lagoon from Rustoleum. I then painted the rest of the cabinet in Gloss white from Rustoleum.  This whole project ended up costing a total of 27.33!

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