Keith’s Living Room Makeover – Kitchen Cabinets Turned TV Stand

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged about the room makeover we’re working on over at Keith the Fireman‘s house, but I’ve got an update to share today! First, here’s a look back at the inspiration photo I put together for him in Photoshop earlier this year:


See that TV stand up there on the left?

It sort of reminded me of the chunk of glass-doored upper cabinets that used to hang at the far end of ย Tommy and Shelley’s old kitchen:

Oak Cabinets

They removed it when they added another bedroom down at that end of the room, but they saved it for me so that I could re-use it as a TV stand over at Keith’s house.

Kitchen Cabinet Turned Entertainment Unit

As of right now, it has one coat of Graphite-colored chalk paint on it, the arch has been removed, and the knobs have been moved up to the top of the doors. We pulled it away from the wall last night so that Brian the Carpenter could beef up the top and base with a little extra wood and molding:

Kitchen Cabinets Turned Entertainment Unit Project

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I think it’s going to look great when it’s all painted and waxed, and I can’t wait to get back over there and accessorize it in January!

Speaking of which, we’re bringing in all the new furniture and accessories next month as well, and I look forward to blogging about the finished room shortly after that. It’s been such a fun space to work on this year, and I can’t wait to surprise Keith (and Lauren!) with all the stuff they haven’t seen yet! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  1. says

    What an AWESOME idea. And… I love the height!!! Hope you have a Merry Christmas Layla! ~Sally @DrinkingFromMySaucer

  2. says

    It’s both a very smart idea and (already) a great looking piece! Wow!:) Can’t wait to see the whole room.

  3. Laurie says

    Wow… you have vision… The graphite stand looks great! I would not have pictured those neutral cabinets becoming so crisp, tailored, and perfect for a fireman : ) Chalk paint is amazing. Brian the carpenter does a great job too!

  4. Jude - Mom says

    I am always amazed how you give new life to cabinets, or pieces of furniture : ) You really have a talent to SEE something extraordinary in the ordinary!!

  5. says

    :-) What a timely post! I was wondering how things were coming along, and hoping I didn’t miss the Big TaDa! Great repurposing :-)

  6. Donna Doble-Brown says

    gosh . . . a coat of paint never ceases to amaze me! I’m sure it’s going to be great! Hey Miss Layla did I miss your episode on TDN? could have sworn it was suppose to be in the beginning of the month . . . hope all is well with you guys! :)

  7. Marisa Franca says

    Very clever idea! The cabinets are a perfect height and depth. It is amazing what you can do with kitchen cabinets. I like the color also.

  8. Pamela says

    I know you pull your inspirations from various sources without expecting them to necessarily fill the actual space. I wasn’t thinking about it at the time, but your coffee table inspiration for Keith may be exactly what’s needed in my living room right now. Do you remember where you pulled it from? I would love to check dimensions and maybe get it for Christmas.

  9. says

    Great work finding something you can repurpose! That is going to look awesome when it’s done! We’re currently on the hunt for some cabinets we can reuse off craigslist for our laundry room. Hope we can find something that works as well as this did! :)

  10. says

    I love it! How wonderful to take something discarded by someone and reuse it into something even better. Love your ideas : )

  11. says

    What a great idea…love the graphite paint color too. We did something similar a few years ago to create the backside of our kitchen island by turning the grass door upper shelves upside down and rehanging the doors. The shelves were originally above a desk so now the little cubbies are at the top. We get lots of compliments….found the cabinet at Restore!

  12. says

    Love the repurposing! I just watched the kitchen redesign and wanted to know does Brian the Carpenter have his own fan page?? I love him! And, of course, the kitchen was beautiful.

  13. erika says

    Where did you get the paint? I LOVE the color! I have been dying to work with chalk paint!