I need ideas on repurposing this old TV stand.

I hate to throw it away but I don't know what to do with it. Ideas welcomed. Thanks.
i need ideas on repurposing this old tv stand
  19 answers
  • CJ CJ on Aug 09, 2017

    Paint it with chalk paint, turn it into a night stand/ storage

  • Mar28664783 Mar28664783 on Aug 09, 2017

    How about the local Goodwill? They fund positive programs through sales of items in their stores.

    • Mar28664783 Mar28664783 on Aug 10, 2017

      Goodwill employed more than 300,000 people including those unable to get employment. They work with those who need jobs in your community.

  • KattywhampusLOL KattywhampusLOL on Aug 09, 2017

    Good Morning Alva,

    The first thing I saw when I looked at this was a few baskets on the shelves, some fresh paint (chalk paint) and a set of sliding barn doors. Maybe besides using it as a "new" storage area you could use it to hold a flat screen tv or to sit under it if it is wall mounted. If those are speakers on the side, perhaps they can be removed and you can use that space for tall plants or stauary for decor, or put more storage shelves in thaose spaces. I really can't think of anything else, but maybe somebody else can. I hope you can find something you like. Good luck, Alva, and thank you for coming to hometalk for suggestions :)


  • Lmc19044399 Lmc19044399 on Aug 09, 2017

    Hello! As you can't really change the structure, there are really only a couple of things you could do with it, paint it or even Mod Podge it if you don't care what really happens to it. You could stick it in the corner of a guest room or bedroom as a nightstand...because it's a corner unit you're kind of limited.

  • ReneJackson ReneJackson on Aug 09, 2017

    If you have pets make it into a posh doghouse. Take off the front doors and put a bed in there. Or make your cat a fancy bathroom by putting a litter box in it.

  • Sandi Blair Sandi Blair on Aug 09, 2017

    Paint bright colors and use for storage in a kid's room. Turn the top into a Lego play table.

  • Shelia Shelia on Aug 09, 2017

    I would put wheels on it, tile the top & add beadboard to the sides, place wire baskets on the shelves & use it for a roll a round island. It could be rolled out onto the deck or patio for summer use.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Aug 09, 2017

    Use it to hold a Fish Tank or Vivarium or Put it in the corner of a Porch or Entrance Hall as a Seat to Put your Shoes on and off...............

  • Jackie Powell Jackie Powell on Aug 09, 2017

    I would disassemble it. Use top and base as shelves, and each compartment as end tables/bookholders...after sanding and paint, it will look great in a or as a reading, meditating nook!

  • Michelle Michelle on Aug 09, 2017

    I would paint it with chalk paint. Attach some legs. Use some baskets/etc and make it either a coffee station or if you entertain, add a hutch type shelf or hang a shelf above and make it a dry bar.

  • Lori Lori on Aug 09, 2017

    Terrarium? maybe with a light mounted inside.

  • Pat Pat on Aug 09, 2017

    Thinking definately chalk paint and baskets depending on what your needs are painting a nice checkerboard pattern on top for game table kids or keep it a neutral chalk base and use it for storage

  • Alva Godette-Laster Alva Godette-Laster on Aug 09, 2017

    Thank you Pat! What a great idea!

  • Tami Dean Tami Dean on Aug 09, 2017

    Can you take the shelves out and put a small fish aquarium in? You could then decorate like Pat suggested.:-)

  • Kendyll Kendyll on Aug 09, 2017

    it can be a book self if u paint it



  • TNsteph TNsteph on Aug 09, 2017

    I don't know how sturdy the structure but I was thinking maybe a coat tree with a bench? You could attach some plywood around the sides, of course paint it and attach some hooks. The existing shelves could be used for shoes. Make yourself a little pillow for the top, bench! Good luck!

  • Susan K Mullins Susan K Mullins on Aug 09, 2017

    If you need storage, and who doesn't, I would paint it and find baskets to fit in the opening for hidden storage. You could pretty much place it in any room for extra storage. Bath towels would like nice rolled up and placed in the openings. Paint it and have a go at selling it to pay for your expenses.

  • Marcelle Dotson Marcelle Dotson on Aug 10, 2017

    I'm going to turn mine into a fireplace using an fireplace insert, and covering the outside with faux stone.

  • Deb K Deb K on Aug 12, 2023

    Hi Alva, you can paint it up nice and turn it into a pet bedroom

    https://www.decorhomeideas.com/how-to-diy-dog-bed/