This DIY Mom Turned a Basic Entertainment Center Into A Beautiful Closet For Her Daughter
A lot of us hang on to old furniture and other items far beyond it running out of use for us. For a lot of us, there is no concrete reason for this other than there is just some inherent desire to keep it around in case we need it one day (which we won’t).
And while many of you are thinking I’m going to tell you to throw it away, that is not the case. With a bit of time and some elbow grease, you would be amazed at what old and plain items can be transformed into.
A great example of what I’m talking about is what blogger, crafter and mom Melissa Woods. She got an idea when she saw an old and very basic entertainment center being sold for only $10.
The entertainment itself was nothing special, just your basic unit with a few shelves, drawers and a place for your TV. But Woods immediately had an idea to turn the plain piece of outdated furniture, into something that could have real value for her family.
Her idea was to transform this entertainment center into an amazing closet and storage place for her daughter. And when you think about it, this is the perfect use for it. It is an old and outdated piece of furniture (that only cost Melissa $10), so if the children break it or damage it, it is much less damaging than if she were to go buy one new for $200+ and have them break that one instead.
The first step in this transformation for Woods was to give the unit a head to toe cleaning, as it was obviously not in peak condition if it was bought for $10. She removed the backing and rearranged the shelves to fit her daughter’s needs. Next, Woods reached for the paint brush and gave the cabinet and shelves a few coats of her choice of color, which was a light gray, that would fit in any room and look great.
After re-making some backing for the shelves, her masterpiece was almost complete. Her next step was to add a cabinet door, but the original had glass and she wanted a mirror.
So, Woods bought a mirror and just broke it in half so it would fit. Once the door was back on and a pole to hang clothes was added in the spot where the TV would go, this old entertainment center now looks like an outstandingly beautiful and modern closet that her daughter is sure to love.
If you were to look at this thing without reading this story first, there is a good chance you would have no idea it was ever and entertainment center. Not only that, you would likely guess it cost hundreds of dollars, not the $10 that Melissa Woods spent on it. This great creation and craft just goes to show you that you can find a new and exciting life for that old and obsolete furniture you have laying around your home.