We’ve been wanting a new media cabinet for quite a while. The old one (read about it here) was cute, but we don’t want cute. Looking back at the photos, painting it black would have been better than painting it white, or even staining it a really, really dark brown. Either way, it still wasn’t what we wanted. So here is our “new one” as of this morning:
Here’s what the old one looked like:
The new shelf (it’s a bookshelf on its side with the legs removed) is a temporary fill-in until we find the perfect one, and it’s been in this spot before. We actually used it as our media cabinet for a year after we moved in.
It has been with us through 5 homes and three states in 8 years. It first served as a room divider to separate the entryway from the living room in our small duplex. Then it was a bookshelf in our loft, then extra kitchen storage in a teeny-tiny apartment, and for the last two years it was bathroom storage. Not bad for a $100 shelf from Big Lots!
Now the old cabinet is going back on Craigslist where it came from.