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« on: March 11, 2009 10:42:07 AM »

My husband and I were 'gifted' this hidious TV entertainment center by my parents, when they moved out of state, this was 7 years ago.  For 2 years it sat in the then computer room as an odd storage -what-the-F-do-we-do-with-this-massive-uglyness.  My mom is good with guilt trips and would constantly remind me how much they paid for it brand new ($600, which seriously they paid $600 too much for).  My mom also had this random obsession with colonial style furniture, think dark, dark wood with large brass pulls, so this entertainment center was in this style. 

Well one week later and it was perfect for our soon to be born son, this was four years ago.  The picture was taken while awaiting the birth of our daughter, hense the girly clothes, so it's seen lots of baby love since we referbished it. 



We painted the roll down door open, there was a curtain rod over the open area with curtains, but when he turned 18 months he started pulling it down, so we ditched that.  The hanging rod is an adjustable shower rod and we replaced all the hardware.  When my parents first saw it, they didn't even recognize it as their old entertainment center.
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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2009 10:47:06 AM »

that's so clever! great job. I love the color too!
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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2009 10:54:23 AM »

That entertainment center has found it's true calling in life  Cheesy Good job!
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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2009 10:56:26 AM »

Great refurbishing job.  It looks like it would hold up for many more years.
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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2009 11:15:52 AM »

haha! funny and very cute! Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2009 11:17:45 AM »

This is adorable.  Now I am thinking I need to keep my eye out for hideous enterntainment centers from nwo on at garage sales!!!  lovely!

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« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2009 11:34:12 AM »

That is awesome!  (Our baby clothes still live in the pack-n-play.)  You did a great job.

Do you have before pictures?
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« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2009 12:54:11 PM »

I actually don't.  I wish we had taken before pictures, but it was a fixture at my parents house for years, so I bet there are some before pictures floating around....I'll have to ask my mom to look.
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« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2009 03:51:10 PM »

I love it !!!  Furniture re-uses are some of my favorites, and this color is YUMMY.
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« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2009 04:23:34 PM »

What a great idea for clothes storage. Very cute!
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« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2009 12:01:15 AM »

Great recon.  I love that you have everything at your fingertips and that you can see everything.  So much fun to choose what to wear.  Looks like it's good to go for a long time to come.
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« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2009 02:50:17 PM »

Did your entertainment center have drawers, or did you build the drawers yourself???

Awesome job, BTW!!!
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« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2009 07:19:46 AM »

The drawers came with the entertainment center.  They are nice too as they are pretty big, so they held alot.
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« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2009 04:27:07 PM »

That is such a great idea!
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« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2009 12:16:16 PM »

that is absolutely adorable!
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« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2009 07:08:37 PM »

I love how you made the TV section into a closet! I have an old entertainment thing just like that in the basement. If only I thought of this before my baby was born (and there was room in her room lol).
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« Reply #16 on: June 12, 2009 07:44:36 PM »

I love finding new uses for things.  You did a great job it looks great!
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« Reply #17 on: June 12, 2009 10:55:13 PM »

wow, that's perfect, what a great idea, it's the perfect size for tiny people clothes
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« Reply #18 on: June 27, 2009 04:04:58 AM »

oh wow! thats a great idea!
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« Reply #19 on: June 27, 2009 06:29:47 PM »

That is absolutely the sweetest thing I've ever seen.  Great job - I will keep this one bookmarked. Don't have kids yet, but DH and I have begun to talk about it a little bit.  I showed this to him and he thought it was very cute as well!  Cheesy
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« Reply #20 on: June 27, 2009 06:58:39 PM »

Thanks so much guys. 

It was definately a fun project for hubby and I in anticipation of our sons arrival  Cheesy
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« Reply #21 on: June 29, 2009 03:46:37 PM »

That is so cute! Great idea!
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« Reply #22 on: July 05, 2009 12:56:57 PM »

this is so smart!
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« Reply #23 on: July 05, 2009 04:51:42 PM »

I just love it...what a fabulous idea!!!
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« Reply #24 on: July 05, 2009 05:02:12 PM »

Very clever!!  I like that color also.  I bet something like this in a botique would cost a small fortune..
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« Reply #25 on: July 12, 2009 02:19:33 PM »

this is amazing!!! i absolutley love it. im totally inspired by this, and a little jealous!  Wink im going to search through craigslist to find something similar. LOVE IT!!!
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« Reply #26 on: July 12, 2009 02:32:18 PM »

As - it's adorable!   I can almost picture in my head what it looked like before - I think my parents shop at the same store!
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« Reply #27 on: July 14, 2009 09:25:38 AM »

This is so beautiful. I love it. You did an awesome job.
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« Reply #28 on: July 15, 2009 01:21:12 PM »

No way I would have believed that this was an entertainment center in it's former life. It's so perfect as a baby wardrobe. Great job.
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« Reply #29 on: July 18, 2009 01:34:55 PM »

Oh those things are horrible! And this is Amazing! I love parents. Here is a present we don't want, but don't you dare get rid of it! We saved and paid good money, to give this away now that we don't want it! Hahaha! reminds me of my parents Cheesy
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« Reply #30 on: July 19, 2009 01:51:56 PM »

Great job! It turned out so cute!
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