I have this old stereo component cabinet that my 8 year old wants to use for storage in his bedroom; however, it is SO UGLY. Do you have any advice for me on what this can be used for?? It does not have to be for my son. It can be for any room of the house. The front and top are glass and both open.
I love your blog and all your creative, organizational ideas. I am a loyal reader everyday.
Thanks for any advice that you might have.
Nothing better than taking something ugly and making it beautiful and functional! Here is the component cabinet in question:
There is no doubt that the cabinet needs a little love, but with a little paint and primer and maybe even some decorative paper and cool casters, it just may be the little cabinet that could.
When thinking about using it in a child's bedroom, my first thought was maybe as a side table to hold books!
I love that she mentioned that it really could be used anywhere in the home. Oh the possibilities!
What about in the kitchen as a baking cart?
Or beverage cart?
Maybe in a home office as a laptop/printer/bill paying station?
Or as a craft cart!
And with a lot of creativity, maybe it could even be transformed into a super sweet wrapping station!
Is it weird that a little piece of me wants to hop onto Craigslist to find an old component cabinet to makeover? And to think we donated ours years ago without thinking through all of the potential first.
Thanks to Jenn for writing in! Who has been giving new storage life to really old and dated furniture? Any other suggestions or ideas for Jenn?