End Table Makeover & Decorating Dilemma Solution

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There was this eyesore in my living room called a subwoofer. My solution? Cut the legs off of an old end table. Clean the painted-over glass knobs and give the table top a few coats of stain. New end table. Problem solved!
After removing the legs, cleaning up the glass knobs and giving an old end table a few coats of stain, it fits perfectly on top of the subwoofer. I now have a pretty and functional end table. By using things I already had, it cost nothing!
Big, ugly subwoofer
Here was the dilemma. A big, old subwoofer taking up valuable real estate in my living room. It's not tall enough to be an end table.
I cut the legs off of an old, beat-up end table.
Old glass knobs made new again
The glass knobs were covered with red paint. By placing them in a pot of simmering water, the paint easily peeled off within minutes.
You can see the layers of paint under the top layer of red paint.
I'm so happy with how this corner of the living came together.
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Have a question about this project?

4 questions
  • Beth Ann
    on May 5, 2018

    What is a subwoofer?

    • Jan32065531
      on May 5, 2018

      The old fashion tall speakers.

    • Michael
      on May 6, 2018

      Dogs that bark at submarines. Lol.))

    • Luci Hedley
      on May 6, 2018

      yes it is a part of the speaker system of a sterio system good job. when i was reading this i thought it would be a good project to also hide a home safe. strange how our minds work. but a really nice job

    • Jason
      on May 8, 2018

      It's part of a home theatre surround sound system or just an add-on to your stereo speakers. It is a large speaker that only makes the low, rumbling bass sound.

  • M-L
    on May 5, 2018

    Where are the openings that let the sound come out?

    • JoLeen Bolton
      on May 6, 2018

      The front of the woofer is covered in dark fabric which lets the sound through.

  • Mary Becker
    on May 5, 2018

    Did you paint the subwoofer?

  • Jason
    on May 8, 2018

    Since the end table is just resting on top of the subwoofer box, doesn't it rattle everything inside the drawer and/or vibrate the table out of place?

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  • Gilmer Gal
    on May 6, 2018

    Great idea. I have mine on the floor and I hate it! Now to find a similar solution. thanks for the post!

  • C Crow
    on May 8, 2018

    How clever! Looks great!

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