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How to Upcycle Your Old TV – 5 DIY Projects


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Turn your trash into treasure and upcycle your old TV with these 5 inspiring TV projects! #upcycletvcabinet #upcycletventertainmentcenter #upcycletvstand #upcycletvamoire #howtoupcycleatv via @somewhatsimple

Turn your trash into treasure and upcycle your old TV with these 5 inspiring TV projects!

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an upcycled tv cabinet turned into a shelf with baskets

Upcycle Your Old TV

I LOVE a good before and after transformation, and I especially love turning something that was sitting on the side of the road into something useful and pretty. All five of the TV projects I am going to show you today have taken an old tube television that was destined for the dump and turned them into functional shelves, play equipment, and gorgeous pieces of furniture. Without further delay, take a look at these stunning transformations –

a white tv cabinet that has been transformed into a children's puppet stage

Tube TV Turned Dog Bed, from Daily Dose of Style

Gutted, painted and redesigned – have you ever seen anything cuter?! Shanna turned this free garage sale find into the perfect place for her little princess!

a vintage tv cabinet turned into a bookshelf

Console Table from a Vintage Television from Funcycled

Sarah and John built a shelf inside this darling retro TV and then added a back to make it function as a small bookcase. Wanting to keep the retro vibe, they ordered new knobs from ebay, attached fabric on the front where the speaker is and painted it aqua. I LOVE this transformation SO much!!!

an old white tv cabinet turned into a shelf with baskets

TV turned Sturdy Bookshelf, from Women’s Day

These old-school TV cabinets were built to stand the test of time. Add a simple shelf and yours will be a prime piece again!

an old brown tv box turned into an end table with books and baskets inside

Console Table from a Vintage Television, from Infarrantly Creative

One of Becky’s famous Roadkill Rescue projects, this vintage television was found laying curbside just begging for a second life! The night before trash day she hauled it home with a big vision of turning it into a console table for the entryway. With some simple cosmetics and the addition of a small shelf, I think this entry way table looks absolutely amazing!

a tv cabinet turned into a little bakery shop

TV Entertainment Center into a Play Bakery, from My Simple Obsession

A $30 Craigslist entertainment center find turned into a play bakery, complete with pretend cake pops, pretend cookies, and pretend sprinkles!

There you go! Aren’t these projects AMAZING?!?!

a collage of pictures showing old tv cabinets being upcycled into functional furniture

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