Here’s a teaser of the final product. A gorgeous vertical shelving unit to hold all of her piano music.
She found it curbside and decided to be a Roadkill Rescue Hero. Atta girl!
She says, “It was an OLD TV. Like the kind I remember from when I was five. The kind you actually had to walk up to in order to turn the dial to change the channels.
If you don’t have similar memories then I don’t like you because you probably don’t have any wrinkles yet either. You probably don’t remember listening to things like the Care Bears Christmas album on a record player either, but that’s another story.”
I was not initially inspired, thus I too drove past it on my merry way for several days. But I recently saw Beckie’s transformation of a similar piece on her blog Infarrantly Creative, which got my little brain churning. If she could do it… What’s to lose? So in the middle of a horrific rain storm, the kind we only get two or three times a year, I zoomed over to the curb on which this pathetic thing sat.
Not wanting to wait until my husband got home (because he would think I had finally lost my mind), I decided to just start gutting it right there in the car with the hope that once it was gutted I could muscle the frame out myself.
At this point I was just hoping this wasn’t a huge mistake. But if Beckie could do it…
Thus pushing ahead I used scraps of materials in the garage to make a box inside the shell. Since I thought it would be nice to use for piano music I decided to put in vertical dividers. I just hate it when books fall over into a pile and I’ve found vertical dividers on shelves really help with this. It also made sense since sheet music is often very tall.
I also trimmed out the front to hide the plastic molding used to attach the TV to the frame.
So after caulking it was finally ready to prime and paint.
I used some Kilz 2 primer I had on hand and some "oops" paint I mixed together to get this lovely grayish-blue.
Once that was dry I went over the whole piece with a cream color I used on my roadside mirror. I just dry brushed on the cream color, highlighting the molding of the old TV shell and giving it a little bit of a brushed over look.
In the end my husband is no longer questioning my sanity, and I have a beautiful new hutch for holding all the piano music that used to be spilling over the top of the piano.
The best part though it that it was 100% FREE.
Great job April. Thanks for sharing it with me and letting me share you with my readers. Click on over to see the full post!