Saturday, March 3, 2012

Console TV Makeover

I had the best time with this TV makeover!
Here is the console TV that I found on Craigslist in the "FREE" section...
(I don't know how I convinced my husband to pick this up with me, but he must love me a lot because he did.. and then only teased me a little about our "new tv").
See? and then he tried to take it apart (but gave up and watched the race instead).

So I took it apart the next morning (with helpers, of course!).
Here is Penny reporting the news for me.
The actual glass television part was SUPER heavy.
I ended up rolling it into a pink tote for my husband to take to the curb.

Once I got it cleaned out, I painted two coats of aqua on the outside and two coats of yellow inside. And here's a secret... this was originally supposed to be a dog bed, HOWEVER- the dog wouldn't get in it and the kids wouldn't get out!

Above, you can see how I took off the back and covered it.
I used a tablecloth and cut a hole for the "window" (Also, the Radiation warning. eek!)
Play date!
During the play date, I made a curtain out of an old pillowcase and hung it with a tension rod.
The girls haven't gotten out! So far, it has been a reading nook, a house, a bus, an airplane, a puppet theater, a *very* brief dog bed, a hideout and a store.

22 comments:

  1. Too cute! How creative - I LOVE the free section on Craigslist!

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  2. so very cool!
    I just shared this on my Plaid Punch page... https://www.facebook.com/pages/Plaid-Punch/174522122593178

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  3. So cute! I'm seriously impressed!!

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  4. I love this SO much! The idea, the colors... the whole caboodle! It's fantastic! Just shared it on my FB page! https://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Turtles-Life-for-Me/212508615444255

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  5. This is so cute. I actually saw the dog bed about a week ago and emailed the link to my son for his dog. I think I love it for the kids more. Good Job. Love your color choices!

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  6. Wow! This is awesome! I'll have to keep my eye out for a big tv like my grandma used to have! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  7. Stopping by from the Strut Your Stuff Link Party! http://queenofsavings.com

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  8. This is so absolutely adorable. What a creative idea and fabulous design choices. Love it!

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  9. What a great idea - and looks like your girls love it!

    Visiting from Strut Your Stuff~ Rhonda @ home.made.

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  10. This is FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think my father-in-law has an old TV!! I'm going to ask him about it!!

    I hope you'll come and link up over at The DIY Dreamer :)
    http://thediydreamer.blogspot.com/2012/03/from-dream-to-reality-linky-party-6.html

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  11. Sarah, This is BEYOND awesome! You guys did such a great job on it! I would love to have you share this on my blog's Sharing Time Linky if you're interested! http://www.raisingmemories.com/search/label/sharing%20time
    Hope you have a great weekend!
    ~Heather

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  12. Hi Sarah! Love love love this. I'm sure your girls will have endless fun playing in there. I featured this post on my blog today! Come check it out and grab a button if you like http://www.missloviecreations.blogspot.com/2012/03/my-favorite-things-thursday-spring.html Have such a great weekend!!

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  13. This is so cool! It must be tons of fun, oh to be a kid again ;)

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  14. What a seriously amazing idea!!! I can't get over how clever and creative this is! :-) Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Inspiration Friday this week~
    Vanessa

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  15. What a great idea!! I love it...must go searching for one of these asap. :) Megan

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  16. That was so fun to see that ugly TV go from THAT to THAT really cute play cubbie for the gurls! Can't wait to see more!

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  17. I commented on AT but I love this so much I just needed to let you know again :)

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  18. Saw this on AT and had to come over to tell you how fabulous your remake is! Such a great idea!!! I am pregnant right now with my first but am definitely pinning this so I can whip up my own version in a couple of years. Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Good on YOU! It has always fascinated me how little kids love hidey-hole cubby houses! Mine (now 16 and 18) used to love making cubbies in the lounge with all the pillows and throw rugs off the couches.

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  20. i loooooove this! I want to make one for my kids! Now I have to hunt for an old tv :)

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  21. Thanks for the inspiration. I found an old drawer, removed all the drawers and turned it into a similar looking play house for my daughter :)

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  22. Best idea ever! My husband would think I was insane if I tried to do this. Haha.

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