Sunday, April 29, 2012

Pastel love and TV cabinet revamp

Surprise 5th year wedding anniversary flowers in pastel pink... Oh yes please!

Imagine this little mess of wii games, dvd's, TV remotes, dvd player and stereo just sort of kicking around and on most days being quite in your way... do you sense a little of our desire to find a more functional TV cabinet? Truthfully speaking, TV cabinets are not one of my favourite types of furniture. In my mind, they sit in the same sort of category as the fridge... sort of elephant-ish like and somewhat unavoidable. I was thinking that we needed a cabinet that was preferably white which would hopefully morph or better still completely disappear into the abyss of our antique white walls. 

We were very nearly on route to IKEA absolutely certain they would have just what we were after however one of our boys had a fever and it never eventuated. A few weeks passed and I was able to convince my husband that maybe we should just turn our handcrafted coffee table into a TV cabinet instead. For the record the coffee table was beautiful! It was made by one of our friend's but unfortunately it did not work as a coffee table in our living space.

Our coffee Table used as a very UN-functional TV cabinet
Did you know that I am so very smitten for all those beautiful mint green and pastel shades in season right now?... the sense of calm they contribute to a room is so very sweet! I had also recently been on an excursion to the Paddington Antique Centre and had eye spied a gorgeous vintage cupboard. It was a lovely vintage pastel green color with massive hinges. I do love a rustic hinge! I completely fell for it and it became the inspiration for this project.
Our TV cabinet transformation
My darling husband did all the handy work. A lil mdf here and there, some cedar doors how hard can it be?? hee, hee, hee! The very nature of a handmade coffee table does not necessarily mean perfectly square therefore he at times, quite painfully, added the doors, back and sides. On the flip side I had a fabulous time working some magic with Dulux antique white wash gloss and mint green doors. I do love how it looks in our living room!

Revamped and styled TV Cabinet
Styled with pastel pink vintage bowls and bottles

Also linking up to my first ever blog party. Here is the link for The Shabby Creek Cottage- Transformation Thursday. Its a great little hub for completed projects and inspiration. 

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