12 Ways to Turn Your TV Stand Into an Entertainment Center

Entertainment centers used to be kitsch and rather unsightly. However, with some modern twists, that doesn’t have to be the case. In fact, with a dose of creativity, you can transform your TV unit into something truly spectacular. After scouring our community of DIY triumphs, we’ve found 12 of the best entertainment center projects. Ranging from traditional to innovative, this collection should give you plenty of inspiration for your next project.

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Compact TV Entertainment Center

Looking for a way to downsize, Kelly removed the inner shelves from her existing unit and cut off the top. With only the lower cabinet left, she removed the lid from the

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Fabulous Entertainment Center with Fireplace

If you like the rustic Mediterranean vibe, you'll like this entertainment center with fireplace enhancements. Building a wooden frame using 2X4s, Patty and her son-in-law

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Grandiose TV Entertainment Center

Using a natural recess in their living room, Donna and her husband constructed this imposing entertainment center. The pair used unfinished cabinets from Lowe’s as their

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From Dresser to Entertainment Center

Taking an old dresser and some paint, Michelle was able to turn an outdated dresser into a vintage entertainment center. After sizing up the dresser, she removed the

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Out of this World Entertainment Center

Ditching the idea that TV stands should blend into the background, she used Unicorn SPiT Gel Stain to redecorate her grandson’s entertainment center. Using colors such as

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Innovative Dual-Purpose Bedroom Entertainment Center

With only a single wall to work with, this Hometalker found a way to combine a TV stand and laundry sorter. Using various cuts of ply, she built a simple dresser unit and

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Storage Galore in a TV Entertainment Center

Taking storage to a new level, this entertainment center is actually five separate units pieced together. Starting with the central section, Christopher built a simple

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Industrial Entertainment Center with Pipes

Don’t want to work with wood? Use pipes instead. Cutting and sanding a 12″x 12″ x2″ wooden plank, Judy built a shelf for her entertainment center. With the wood

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Fantastic Floating Entertainment Center

Not all entertainment centers have to stand proud. For this floating unit, Robert made two pine shelves and connected them with gas pipes painted black. He added

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Lavish Entertainment Center for Over-sized TVs

For an over-sized TV, try something upmarket. Starting with the central unit, this Hometalker constructed a wooden frame with shelf inserts on either side. To bulk it up,

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Cabinet Creation Becomes Entertainment Center

With a solid base, making your own entertainment center doesn’t have to be difficult. Taking an old cabinet, this Hometalker simply needed to replace the old sliding door

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Entertainment to Storage Center Conversion

Just as dressers and cabinets can become entertainment centers, the creative process works the other way. Taking a TV stand, this Hometalker removed the glass cabinet end

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