Thursday, March 28, 2013

A Special Present

I have been keeping my eye out for a tv stand for a while.
I`ve seen this done before
and I really wanted to make one myself!
A kitchen made out of an old tv stand.
So I have been scouting Salvation Army,
looking for just the right tv stand.
A few weeks ago, I found it!

I snatched it up for $15!
We brought it home and it sat in my hallway for almost 2 weeks 
before I got the strength up to actually start.
Where do you start?
I found a couple old doors on a swap shop 
that I thought would be perfect for an oven door
and that was my starting point!
From there, my mind just started racing!!!
Oh the possibilities!
I got my handy man husband to get on board with me.
Heck, I was not going to be able to do it all alone,
so we went to the hardware store and picked up a few tools
and off he went.
We started with a few alterations
and a good coat of primer.

Then came the fun of designing it!
We found a bunch of stuff from "The Real Deal" to help us get going.
Of course thrifting was going to be the way to go!
After a lot of LATE nights and many hours,
we finally got it all put together 
and we are SO HAPPY with the results!
 We wrapped it all up for the girls to open a little bit early
for their birthday.
Their birthdays are a week apart so we figured this would be 
a good present for the both of them!

They were so excited when they unwrapped it!
I also made matching aprons for them.
And this is how it turned out...


  1. I love this :) I've been wanting to make one of these since last summer. Maybe I need to actually do it LOL! They look so happy with their wonderful gift! The pictures look like they belong in an advertisement for Pottery Barn! Love you guys!

    PS - the girls look way too tall! MISS THEM!

    1. You should totally do it! It is a TON of work but it is so fun!
      They are definitely getting big!!!

  2. Grace says "I want to come over and play"....... ok I might be the one to want to come over and play!! This is too cute. I envy your creative mind Lee-Anne!

    1. Well, you are only a block away, pop over on a day off if you want! I am sure the girls would have so much fun with Grace in their kitchen!