If you go to craigslist right now, I guarantee you one thing you will find without much effort is a media cabinet. They are everywhere. They are huge, they are bulky, they are impractical and not many people want them. With the rise of the flat screen TV, they became a burden. All of this, of course, is only true if your husband does not love to collect vinyl records.
When don’t even have a TV of any kind but we have lots and lots of vinyl records to store. When I moved into our home, husbs had been living here for 2 years already. This means that he had already accumulated some things that I just had to work around our new decor. One of those things was this old media cabinet that is so big and so heavy. After some talk, we decided to move it from the bedroom where he had been keeping it to the living room. I’ve tried to sell it a few times but 2 things have prevented this. One, it is way too heavy to move out to a yard sale and two, I have not found another way yet to house his records.
Because one of our couches is brown and the fireplace mantle is red brick, this cabinet absolutely could not stay the oak color that it was. One afternoon and 3 coats of white chalk paint on the body later, it is a whole new piece. I left the top with the original oak stain and I kept the original hardware. I actually quite like it now.
I do still wish to replace it someday but that is mainly because it is so big. We don’t own a tv so the spot that is reserved for a tv houses the record player.
As soon as I can come up with another plan, I would like to get something much smaller in here and add a bit more space to the room. Until then, I am loving this little huge cabinet in white. See what a little paint can do?
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