The Hubster Was Too Slow to Build an Armoire for the Flat Screen T.v..

Lori Johansen
by Lori Johansen
I bugged the hubster to get an armoire built to hide the 60" flat screen t.v. in our family room...months went by and I sat there looking at that darn t.v.. One day I got up and drove to Lowe's, bought all the supplies I'd figured I'd need and got to work!
Though it's a very shallow (13" or so) armoire, it's nice and wide. I love how it hides the t.v. and gives us a great piece for the space. Basically, I made a box large enough for the flat screen. To make it more sturdy, I decided to make cubby holes for magazines and bins for DVD storage, etc...
I added a back, cutting a hole in the lower section for the electrical cords.
I'd really wanted to find some punched tin panels for my doors, but had no luck finding anything I really liked in the size needed. To be "funny" and play a trick on the hubster, I went to the Dollar Tree and purchased some single use aluminum baking sheets! Got him good! I think he worries about me sometimes...
So, onward we go to doors. Because of the width of the unit, I went with a shutter-style door with magnetic closure on the bottom.
The bins arrived (LOVE World Market on-line store!!) and I got the armoire painted a nice, flat white. I haven't distressed this piece yet, but will likely sand it down a bit and apply bees wax or light stain or oil. Still couldn't find the punched tin I wanted, so finally said "adieu" to the baking sheets and replaced it with bead board. Done deal! All in all, I believe this project cost about $75.
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  • This turned out fabulous! I'd like to do something similar for a headboard (without doors and turned upside down). What type and size of wood did you use to build "the box"?
  • Candy Candy on Jan 15, 2016
    I also wanted a tin effect on my ceiling so I looked at wall paper that I thought looked like it would be great as a tin ceiling..I wall papered the ceiling and then went to menards and got silver aluminum looks just like the old ceilings of tin..just a help for future things
  • Judy Judy on Oct 28, 2016
    How did you attach the pieces to each other?
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