How To Make A Jewelry Cabinet or Lingerie Cabinet From TV Cabinet

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Repurposed TV Cabinet gets a new life. Do you have one of those TV Cabinets that you no longer own a TV that’s small enough to fit inside? This is how you can easily make it into a Jewelry Cabinet or Lingerie Cabinet by repurposing it.

We invested in a gorgeous solid cherry TV cabinet back in the day of small TV’s. It’s a beautiful piece of furniture and I couldn’t part with it when we downsized. However, it would never be a TV cabinet again.

Y’all know I love painted furniture but I couldn’t put a brush to this great finish.

Here is another repurposed furniture project.

One of the first things you will need to do is add shelving to the TV area.

Our cabinet had slides built into the side for the doors to recess back inside the cabinet while watching TV. Those worked perfectly as brackets for adding 2 shelves.

We were fortunate because the cabinet has built-in drawers and shelving at the bottom, however additional shelving may be needed at the bottom of some cabinets.

How to add shelving to a TV Cabinet

If you don’t have built-in brackets, you can easily add a 2 x 2 board to each side of your cabinet for the shelves to rest upon. Just measure the depth of your cabinet and cut your boards to fit.

Attach from the inside, making sure that they are at the same height and are level. Use screws to attach. Caution: Make sure your screws are the proper length. They should be long enough to attach securely but not so long that they come through the exterior of your cabinet.

Then cut the shelving boards to rest on the 2×2 brackets. You can customize the depth of your boards to meet your needs. I used a single board at the top and two boards for the lower shelf.

One other caution: Be sure to finish your shelving boards with paint or sealer to provide a smooth surface. This is especially important if you are storing delicate undies. A raw board may have splinters that would pick and damage your delicate lingerie.

Add Jewelry Storage for Jewelry Cabinet

I previously had a large jewelry collection but I now only have a few select pieces that I wear regularly. I do have several pieces that I like to keep for special occasions. I store those pieces in an inexpensive stackable drawer inside the jewelry cabinet.

In addition, I utilize the jewelry cabinet doors as hangers for my regularly used jewelry. This keeps those pieces easily accessible when getting dressed.

I like this inexpensive stackable drawer for my special occasion jewelry.

I used two different wall mount racks for arranging my accessories. The one above holds earrings, rings, bracelets for easy access and you can see the details here.

Handbag Storage in Jewelry Cabinet

The Jewelry Cabinet also has room for all my handbags and totes. I keep special occasion bags in a tote box, however I like to have my everyday items at my finger tips.

I use the smaller upper shelve for smaller bags and added a simple inexpensive book holder to keep them in place.

Another tip to keep handbags stored neatly is to wrap the handle around the bag to secure.

Lingerie Cabinet Essentials

Another great use of the repurposed TV cabinet is to store lingerie, leggings, camisoles, pajamas, socks and lounge wear.

The three small drawers are perfect for small items and in addition, the shelving is great for t-shirts, legging, camisoles, etc.

If your cabinet doesn’t have the drawers, you can easily add baskets or storage containers to hold your delicate lingerie.

I decided to leave the original back on my cabinet. It has the cord access which are the three horizontal holes you see in the back. You may prefer to replace your backing with a single sheet of light weight plywood. Another idea is to hang a mirror on the back of the cabinet.

If you'd like more creative furniture ideas, see this amazing transformation.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I look forward to sharing my next adventures with you!

Suggested materials:
  • Wood shelves   (Lowes Home Improvement)
  • Jewelry Hangers   (Amazon)
  • Stackable Drawers   (Amazon)
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