FFf Eclectic Red Barn: Roadside Piece Becomes TV Stand

Monday, February 1, 2016

Roadside Piece Becomes TV Stand

Do you ever see a piece along the road and stop and pick it up?  Sometimes it is good and sometimes it is NOT so good. Well, we were driving home and I see this piece by the road and yell to my husband to stop the car. He rolled his eyes , as usual, but stops. 

I didn't take time to check it out the piece, we just stuff it in the car. It turned out to be a solid piece but way too "heavy looking".

At first, I wasn't sure if I really wanted to update the piece. 
It was quite a heavy piece, but in good shape.
Eclectic Red Barn: Piece to upcycle
 The top had this leather insert. (Sorry about the picture.)
Eclectic Red Barn: Leather insesrt on recycled stand
They must have used it for some electronics with the holes in the back.
Eclectic Red Barn: Back of roadside stand
The inside was rather messy but nothing some clean up and paint wouldn't fix. The boards were actual wood and not pressed wood.
Eclectic Red Barn: Inside of roadside stand

I removed the back and bought a new piece for it, around $4. 

Next I removed the cabinet doors and the knobs. The doors had these inserts, so I removed them and then painted the doors and the cabinet with CeCe Caldwell's Vintage White. 
Eclectic Red Barn: Roadside stand doors
Eclectic Red Barn: Roadside stand painted
After the paint dried I applied dark aging wax to the piece. Because the wood already had cuts and marks as part of the wood grain, it create great places for the dark wax to go.

To give some airiness to the doors, I replaced the wooded inserts with chicken wire.
Eclectic Red Barn: Roadside stand updated and painted doors

Here is the finished piece. It looks so much better.
Eclectic Red Barn: Completed TV stand makeover
The top already was in good shape and I just cleaned it up.

Eclectic Red Barn: Completed TV stand top
Here is my before and after pictures.
Eclectic Red Barn: Before and after roadside stand makeover

I was so glad that I had stopped to pick up this piece. I needed a piece to hold our TV in our bedroom. I love to read so the bottom contains books I haven't read yet. The top is for the ones I have finished reading. When the top gets full, I donate them.

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