Ever since I brought the new flat TV home, I've been on the search for an equally sleek stand of sorts to put it on. Again, another expense my frugal (cheap) side didn't want to have. Everything I found and liked, was just out of my price range. Fast forward to this last May and my Mom was once again having a rummage sale. My friend Lori added some items to the sale including an old bookshelf with a mere $2 price tag.
The shape and size was perfect for a TV stand. It just needed a little work. I scooped it up on rummage sale day 2....and then let it sit in my Dad's garage for a few months. I needed to think of the perfect plan to make it into just what I needed. Last month my vision became a reality. I (with my Dad's help) created the perfect TV stand and on my frugal (cheap) budget.
First step was to remove the shelf and cut a hole in the back, big enough to fit my components/cords.
Then came painting and creating a background. The idea of doing something decorative on the back was so I wouldn't stack junk on the bottom shelf.
I even had my guard dog there to make sure DIY thieves didn't attempt to steal anything. She was clinging and needed to be touching my foot most of the time while I was working. Silly puppy.
The background was created with scrapbook paper from My Mind's Eye and Mod Podge. The paint color I picked was Dutch Boy Colonial Cobblestone.
I absolutely love the finished TV stand. I just need to fix the cords so they are not in view from the front. It fits my small room perfectly and you can't beat the price either! New TV stand for under 20 bucks? How many people can say that?