Slimming Secrets

Slimming Secrets

Now that big, boxy TVs are a thing of the past, (they practically give them away anymore), so it is with big, boxy TV stands. I see them huddled around Craigslist all the time, looking for work, offering their services for cheap.  It’s quite sad, really.

So it was with this down-on-her-luck armoire.  She had applied for a job as a bathroom storage shelf, but knew at her size, she had no chance.  That is, until Brendan saw potential in her great shape and solid construction.  He chopped her in half depthwise, removed her doors and gave her a professional paint job.  Now she’ll be working happily for years to come. Yay for happy endings!

Check out more from Brendan on his blog Brendan Carpenter.

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  1. February 11, 2013 / 10:02 PM

    wow! that’s gotta take quite a lot of work! gorgeous.

  2. February 11, 2013 / 10:30 PM

    This is awesome, but a girl’s gotta know, did he make another one out of the back piece? Great job!

  3. February 12, 2013 / 12:11 AM

    What a great idea! There are so many of these old cabinets languishing around, and I have seen some other good re-use ideas, like play kitchens for kids and bar cabinets, but this is the best because the size is so much more useable!
    Wonderful job!

  4. February 12, 2013 / 1:10 AM

    Hah! I have that exact same armoire! It used to be for our TV but now it houses all of our art and craft supplies for our girls plus some of my husband’s stained glass supplies. Its a honkin huge piece of furniture so I can see why they needed to cut it in half, literally. It looks great now:)

  5. February 12, 2013 / 2:19 AM

    Looks great

  6. Anonymous
    February 12, 2013 / 3:26 AM

    Oh man, that is awesome. It looks like it just sashayed out of a high end decor store. Thanks for sharing

  7. February 12, 2013 / 3:35 AM

    I see those things at thrift stores everywhere. I just wanna bring them all home and give them a little TLC and make them over. The after pic looks great!

  8. February 12, 2013 / 3:54 AM

    What a beautiful transformation! The idea of making it black is fabulous and lends so much character to the poor, jobless TV closet…

  9. February 12, 2013 / 5:57 AM

    Holy ingenious! What an awesome idea! I love it a whole lot.

  10. February 12, 2013 / 11:59 AM

    I did the same thing to our desktop computer armoire. It was originally 24″ deep; I cut it down to 18″. A much more manageable size.

  11. February 14, 2013 / 10:23 PM

    I think there are a ton of these armoires out there just forlorn and lonely. A friend of mine recently turned his into a dressing space.

    I also love the ones I’ve seen turned into bars!

  12. tanya
    May 20, 2015 / 1:39 PM

    how did you cut it in half? It’s really beautiful and sleek.

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