Friday, May 20, 2011

New Life For An Old Stero Cabinet

So I have this stero cabinet. Or record console. Or whatever you want to call it, I've heard multiple combinations of both. We picked it up from a woman on Craiglist who was moving and basically giving everything away. We originally contacted her to purchase a vanity for my sister but when we arrived she said "Everything else is free, take what you want!" Like music to my ears. This woman's home was filled to the brim of mint condition mid-century and Swedish furniture (I believe she was Dutch) but unfortunately most of that stuff was already sold or not for sale. So that is how we obtained a cool vintage stereo cabinet for $Free.99. And when did we actually get it? Oh about TEN months ago back in July!

See I don't even own records but the piece was too cool to pass up at that price. My plan all along was to gut it and make it either a buffet of some sort or maybe just a display surface with hidden storage, accessible from the top. I don't have any pictures of it right now, I'll have to take some, but after finding this on Apartment Therapy it got me thinking again about my ol cabinet and the oportunities it holds, rather than collecting dust like it is currently doing.

This is how mine would be, with top-accessible storage.

I will try to take some pictures of it this weekend and show you guys what I'm working with/ get some imput as to how exactly I should tackle it. Here's another example of what mine looks like with the top the slides open.

Have a great weekend everybody!
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