I got this heavy duty office furniture from my friend a couple years ago, re-purposed it and realized i never posted about it – i actually have tons of things i want to post about but need more hours in my day!

Anyways, here is the before pic.  Solid black cabinet in great shape and perfect for a TV console.  And i had already sold my old one so i needed one quick.

The cabinet was ok as it was, but i wanted to change it up a little just to make it a little more custom looking and to raise it up a bit.  I decided to take out the middle drawer for the TV components and then modify the drawers just a bit.  I found these thin poplar wood strips that are super smooth in the hobby section @ Lowes.  I used these to make a frame for the drawers.

I also wanted to raise up the cabinet a bit, so i bought bun feet from lowes.  When i flipped over the cabinet, there wasn’t a spot to drill them into, so i had to add in a piece of 2×4.  Attaching the bun feet was super easy, just put down a little glue and then screw it in with a long wood screw – they come pre drilled so it makes it pretty simple.

After i made my simple modifications, i sanded down the cabinet, primed it and then painted it Valspars Ultra White.  Then i distressed it and clear coated it with Varathane brand waterbased poly.  Then i got lucky and found 4 baskets that worked perfect @ TJ Maxx.

You guys notice my other changes in this room as well?  I finally got a vintage laundry basket that i have wanted for years and then there’s that tall door cabinet over there – im in love with both!  Both need a little work and then i will be sure to post those too!!

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  1. Allison
    Allison says:

    Gorgeous as always — you never disappoint! Was the raised and framed panel on the side your work? If so, would you be willing to show us how you did that, too? Glad you are posting again — we’ve missed you. :)

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    • Sausha @ {Sweet Pickins}
      Sausha @ {Sweet Pickins} says:

      thanks!! Nope – the raised panel on the side was already there, just lost in the black, the white with the distressing really brought it out.

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    • Sausha @ {Sweet Pickins}
      Sausha @ {Sweet Pickins} says:

      Where i wanted that tall cabinet didnt work, so thats really my only spot to put it. I am thinking of painting the back paneling? Cant decide!! Anyways – i just saw your plank wall – looks SO GOOD!! Dont you just love the feeling that it brings to your house?! I am so, so glad i did that project :)

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    • Sausha @ {Sweet Pickins}
      Sausha @ {Sweet Pickins} says:

      Ha! I get pillows everywhere – i love target and TJ Maxx, they normally never disappoint. I have also got quite a few @ sears over the years.

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