TV Console & Bench Re-do

A while back I picked up this lovely beast off of Craigslist. When I picked it up I was sure that it was a TV stand that I was simply going to re-do, but after working on it, I decided that this TV console could also make a great bench in an entryway, mudroom, or anywhere in a home. I decided to style it a few ways for so that you could see all of it’s potential & different ways that you could use it. First let’s look at a before picture I took via instagram {here}...

This picture doesn’t show how bad this piece was, & I didn’t know until I got it home how much work it actually needed, but it ended up turning out great with a little paint, some new screws, & lots of distressing.

Of course I didn’t have bench cushions just laying around, but you could purchase a bench cushion from Pier 1 or any home decor store. You could even use an outdoor cushion and simply place it on top or attach with velcro strips so it will stay in place.

Using this piece in a mudroom or entryway would be great for your family and guests to sit on and put on shoes & also provides amazing storage. You could store shoes in the cupboards along with baskets for mittens, hats, and scarves.

Here I used two pillows that I had recovered in burlap as the seat cushions. I thrifted this picture last week, & I’m obsessed with it. The sun faded colors with that frame makes me happy. I haven’t decided where this painting will go in our home, but for now it’s been making our way around the house in different spots.

Now for this piece of furnitures true purpose, a TV console….

Using this piece as a TV console can be done in so many ways. Depending on the size of your television, there are thousands of ways to decorate the tv console & style it to work in your home. The storage cabinets are great for DVDs, game consoles, toys, and anything that you need to store in that particular room.

The colors used for this TV console were both by Valspar. The white is cream in my coffee & the taupe color on the doors and on the legs is Frappe.

 This was a fun makeover & I think this was a great find because of how many uses this piece of furniture can provide. This piece is so functional and versatile so if you see something like this piece, don’t pass it up! I hope that you all had a great weekend & a great veterans day. We have made some progress in our master bedroom & there are some hints in this post about our bedroom {paint color, & pillows :) } What would you use this piece of furniture for? Do you have a piece like this in your home? Let me know in the comments below or {here} on the Facebook page.

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  1. Great piece! And too right, super versatile. Love the first version. You did a beautiful job on the makeover.

  2. what a great piece. you did an amazing job. Featuring on my weekly wow’s on Saturday!

    • Thank you so so much Laura! That is so nice of you.. I hope you have a great week & thanks for leaving such a sweet comment.. I will be looking out for your weekly Wows :)

  3. Hi, Liz

    Love what you did. Looks great!

  4. So in love with this console! You really did a great job distressing it. I love that floral art above it too! Hope you’ll share this at Gettin’ Krafty With It this week!

  5. So stinkin’ cute!!! I’m pretty sure that if I saw that piece of furniture in its previous state I would have walked right passed it and not seen what it could have been like you did!! LOVE it!!!
    I’d love for you to link this up at Creatively Tuesdays this week!! Hope to see you there!!! Hugs!!!

    • Thank you so so much!! I love transforming pieces, seeing the before & after is amazing & so fun!! I would love to go link up.. I will do that now.. thanks so much for the invite! I hope you have a great week! xx Liz Marie

  6. Gorgeous painting – I love old finds that have character!

    • Me too! It’s one of my favorite past times.. & this painting just caught my eye.. I love it & it was for an amazing price! Thanks for leaving such a sweet comment :) xx Liz Marie

  7. Love this! Love the color and distress that you’ve done. Gives it great character! Found you from Boerman Ramblings.

  8. your design skillz amaze me.. everytime..

  9. I love this…what a beautiful transformation!

  10. Wow – you’d never know this was the same piece as the original pic – frenchified beautifully!!!

  11. this is fantastic…love it!
    Bec x

  12. What a transformation. I love it as a bench.

  13. Wow- you really turned that console into something special! Nice job!

  14. That turned out great. I love the versatility of it.

  15. I really do love what you did with this & the fact you can change up your use for it if you ever wanted to. :)

  16. Love this! Love the transformation!

  17. This looks so good!
    I love seeing how people transform boring old furniture.
    You definitely did a wonderful job.
    I love it with the pillows and blanket on it.

  18. Such a great transformation! I love the burlap seat cushions!

  19. Gorgeous!!!! Thank you for sharing at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

  20. Very cute! I love it both ways, but I’m always looking for a fun idea for an entryway bench, so this fits that bill! I’m on the lookout now! :)

  21. Oh I love the idea of turning a TV console into a bench. So obvious, but I’ve never thought of it!! Brilliant. Yours looks great, I love the grey and white mix.

  22. Another BEAUTIFUL piece Liz Marie! I love it as a bench. Thanks so much for coming out to the party at Clean and Scentsible. I will be featuring it tomorrow. Enjoy your weekend!
    Jenn :)

  23. This piece is fabulous. I love the versatility. It’s so much better with it’s new paint colors.

  24. I love this! Your color choice is perfect. I am a new follower.

  25. WOW this is just gorgeous! I’ll be featuring it tomorrow :)

  26. Wow, that picture above the bench is stunning. I love shabby chic, so this is my dream bench and I love how you also can use it for your tv.

  27. OOOH! I love love love it! It is so much more enjoyable after you gave it your touch!!!

  28. You did a great job giving this old piece of furniture new life :-) It’s great that it’s so versatile and can be used in a variety of ways. You styled it no nicely as both a bench and a TV console :-)

  29. Liz Marie, this is so beautiful! Awesome job! I found you through Roadkill Rescue! New follower!

  30. LOVE it!! It’s so pretty!! :) :) Have a happy week! xx Holly

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