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Thank goodness for flat-screen TVs and walk-in closets. They’re not only fantastic technology- and space-wise, they also clear up much needed real estate in a room. So, you might ask, what do we do with that outdated, clunky entertainment center or armoire? Answer: repurpose it into newly functional and fabulous storage or turn it into a nook. You’ll also be giving it new life and providing yourself with a delightfully green alternative to spending money on something new.

Entertainment center craft supply station

Reinvented entertainment center craft supply station. source:

Reinvented entertainment center craft supply station: Storage and organization is always a wonderful thing. Organizing accessories, cute baskets and boxes, and of course, a fresh coat of paint inside and out makes it easy to keep these doors open to show off to admiring visitors and crafters alike.

Reinvented entertainment center buffet.

Reinvented entertainment center buffet. source:

Reinvented entertainment center buffet: cut the doors of an entertainment center in half to create exposed shelving, add two cross shelves for bottles and other storage, then splash on a modern paint color for a spectacular and custom piece.

Reinvented entertainment work station.

Reinvented entertainment center work station. source:

Reinvented entertainment center work station: this beauty might almost bring back those old clunky cabinets, especially when they’re almost made to be mini offices. Simply tack up some fabric covered cork board to the insides of the doors and back panel, add a top shelf for books, and you’re off to work!

Reinvented armoire sewing station.

Reinvented armoire sewing station. source:

Reinvented armoire sewing station: for those of us who wish to repurpose without major effort (or paint), an entertainment center can easily be modified into a sewing station. Alternative to mounting a table: scoot one next to the repurposed unit for easy access to machine, notions, and other supplies. For the more ambitious: add a coat of bright and inspiring color, then hooks and baskets to match for a fresh new look.

Reinvented armoire aviary.

Reinvented armoire aviary. source:

Reinvented armoire aviary: if you think repurposing is for the birds, you’re right! By replacing the door faces and panels with a bit of chicken wire, installing latches, and adding bird perches and toys, you’ve got yourself one very cool animal showcase. Oh…and don’t forget the birds!

For how-tos, click on each photo.

Do it on your own!

To get started on your materials list, visit DiggersList for inexpensive entertainment centers and armoires in a city near you!

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