After we moved in July, we found that some of our furniture didn’t fit our needs for certain spaces. We didn’t have a television in our living room at our old house. So when we moved here, we found that we wanted a TV in the basement as well as our living room. We were temporarily using a drop leaf table that is an heirloom and not the right piece for the TV.
I found this piece that I really liked on Shanty2Chic’s website.
I really like their site because they have step by step directions and great tips and pointers. I made this Open Shelving and this Farmhouse table with their plans. Another reason that I like them is that they are sisters who have so much fun together!
The plans call for plywood that comes in 4′ x 8′ pieces. I had Home Depot rip them down to 16″ strips so that I could fit them in my car. They are so good about doing that for free.
I won’t go into detail about the process of building the piece because Shanty2Chic has such good plans. It basically involves using a Kreg jig to make pocket holes in the pieces so that they can be joined together. This tool is so fun to use! I love it!
You make a box first, then add shelves.
After that you make a frame that attaches to the front to finish it off. The doors are made out of MDF and have trim around the edges. I used the paint that they used. It is called Urbane Bronze from Sherwin Williams. It is such a pretty color! I think I will use it again when I paint the vanity in our bathroom. I also used the same hardware that they used on their piece.
I love the way it turned out! I had to do some sanding of the doors in order to get them to fit properly. There is a lot of storage for blankets,etc behind the doors.
It was a fun project and just the right size for our television.
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