DIY Metal Pipe Entertainment Center

4 Hours
Do you have a husband who loves to build things like mine does? We went shopping one day for furniture to fill our new little cottage, but instead we just came home with ideas of what he could build. He immediately got busy with drawing up plans and writing a list of materials he would need to create a TV stand with storage and shelves for me to decorate.
I love the "modern farmhouse" look but we both really like a bit of the industrial looks as well so we thought a metal pipe TV stand would blend right in.
It all started with a 12″ x 12″ x 2″ wood plank cut in half. We wanted a 6′ stand. A hand planer was used to shave off the high spots.
Then some distressing took place. We didn’t want the wood to look brand new. We wanted an aged barn wood finish.
Once the wood was distressed, my husband used a dark walnut stain to complete the look.
Here's a close up!
He used 12 (12″) metal pipes to build the legs. This was a dry run here just to make sure they all screwed together nicely.
Then we checked out how the bottom shelf would look and where we should place the legs. He measured and drilled the holes for the piping to run through.
We brought it inside to let it dry for a couple of hours before moving it into it’s final destination.
Once the stand was moved into place, the fun really began! I searched around the house and in boxes we haven't unpacked yet for items to decorate the shelves.
First things first, I found a large basket to hide all those nasty wires!
We're still in the process of moving into our new home but we're making progress. I plan to paint a sign with the name of our home and place it above the alcove where the TV sits. "Oak Harbor Cottage" To see and read more about our new little cottage, I would love to have you stop by my blog for a visit!
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  • Darlyne Darlyne on Feb 02, 2017
    Where did you purchase the coffee cup rack? Love it

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  • Fre7453103 Fre7453103 on Aug 01, 2016
    Great ideas, thank you so much. I've been agonizing over my linen closet doors which are crooked and pathetic. I thought of wallpapering them, but I love your idea of the curtains. I am redoing the entire 3rd floor of my condo in a beach theme, so this may feel right. Thanks again. BTW, love Annie Sloan Chalk paint. Great product.

  • Ramona Whitten Ramona Whitten on Oct 22, 2016
    I am interested in that coffee cup rack and small area. I have a tiny kitchen and I want to move the coffee area across the room so I have the counter space.