Easy TV cabinet makeover

My new home office is so close to being finished. After painting the walls, redoing furniture, building custom pieces and working on artwork and accessories, I thought I was ready for the big reveal.

Replace broken dresser drawers with shelves {Heather's Handmade Life}
Replace broken dresser drawers with shelves
DIY rolling craft table with hidden storage {Heather's Handmade Life}
DIY rolling craft table with hidden storage + custom recovered/painted folding chairs
Painted fabric storage cubes {Heather's Handmade Life}
Painted fabric storage cubes
Thrift store lamp makeover {Heather's Handmade Life}
Thrift store lamp makeover
Upcycled lockers + wood casing {Heather's Handmade Life}
Upcycled lockers + wood casing

And then . . . I realized there was a blue elephant in the room.


A couple of years ago, a friend gave me an old hutch she no longer needed. I painted the lower half white, and it now blends in with the hutch in my dining room.

Painted hutch makeover {Heather's Handmade Life}
The bottom half of the hutch

The top half went down to our basement where it became a media cabinet — holding the digital box, DVD player, etc. below our wall-mounted TV.

Media cabinet from an old hutch {Heather's Handmade Life}
The top half of the hutch

At the time, that room was a family room/playroom/guest room with plenty of colour and activity. It was only the basement, so I had fun with the hutch and painted it a rich royal blue (Liberty Blue by Fusion Mineral Paint).

That colour worked well for years, and I figured it would be fine in my new home office. But once the toys were removed and the board-game wall was dismantled, I realized I loved the “peaceful” direction the room was taking.

We repainted the deep grey walls and now they’re a creamy light greige (Benjamin Moore’s Edgecomb Gray). All of the furniture is now white or a soft wood tone. There are pops of gold and a healthy dose of a “millenial pink,” and the bright blue media cabinet started looking monstrous against the white shiplap …

It was time to ditch the blue!
It was time to ditch the blue!
Ahhhh! Much better!
Ahhhh! Much better!

How did I paint the cabinet, add a curtain, and cover the glass panes? Continue reading in my weekly DIY column, My Handmade Home …

Easy TV cabinet makeover {Heather's Handmade LIfe}
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