I don’t care who you are. No one absolutely 100% loves moving. Sure, you may crave a change of scenery. Yes, you may be all for the intense purge of items no longer used. I get it. I’m cool with those sides of moving, too but the one thing that drives me directly to the nearest wall to bang my head against is finding a spot in the new house for everything that fit so well in the old house.
Case in point, this chunky bookcase…
In the old house, this tall drink of water found the perfect fit in my guestroom, but at the new house? No such luck. After nearly six months of scratching my head, I just couldn’t find the right gig for him in the new casa…until one day while laying sideways on the sofa across the room, I saw this guy in a whole new light. Flip him on his side, add some legs and we were in TV stand heaven! Just what the hubs needed for his man cave in the making. Let’s do this.
First things first, I used a mallet and jigsaw to remove the apron around the bottom of the bookcase.
Then the project headed outside to stain the then-bottom, now-side of the then-bookcase, now-tv stand and a few legs a matching dark walnut finish.
Attached the legs to the bottom of the cabinet…
…and that hubby of mine was ready to watch TV in style.