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Before and After: Television Cabinet

TeamSugar member Citygal has been on a roll lately getting her studio into shape. Her latest project was using a bit of paint to transform a cheap, veneered cabinet left in her digs by a previous tenant into something unique that looks a far cry from its big-box retailer beginnings. The cabinet was the perfect size for her television, and just the right amount of storage for her DVD collection, but she knew it needed a facelift. She chose to paint the exterior white to brighten up the room, and the interior a dark cranberry color to give it depth — a smart move for a shoe box New York City apartment. To see the inspiring results,


Do you have any furniture lying around that could use a coat of paint? Have you taken a similar project into your own hands? Add your photos to the Su Casa group!

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bettyg53 bettyg53 8 years
Love this, gives me some ideas.
nancita nancita 8 years
Painting the interior is just a fabulous idea. So hip and fresh!
whaddupma whaddupma 8 years
Just moved out of an apartment with the same Ikea TV stand. Looks a million times more classy with the paint job. Bravo!
katebmore katebmore 8 years
I have that same cabinet from IKEA. I like what she did with it! I've never liked the color of the finish either. I wish she had removed the hardware before painting though...
thewavingcat thewavingcat 8 years
wow that's amazing!
minnowbell minnowbell 8 years
I love that. Great job.
Frenched Frenched 8 years
Looks like new! Great job!
ilovecoffee ilovecoffee 8 years
That is great. I have the exact same cabinet! I wasn't in love with the original finish, but do love the storage inside. Good idea.
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