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Easy {DIY} TV Shelf

Easy {DIY} TV Shelf

by Jesse on April 29, 2012

I had been keeping an eye out for a new console for our television area in our living room. You might remember me posting about it here. When West Elm came out with this dresser I fell in love! Then I looked at the price… eeek! So I kept looking, and looking. Then came to the conclusion that this was the piece I loved. So why not just start a little stash for it and wait for them to put it on sale. Sure enough, they recently knocked off $100!

Time to order the bad boy… just one of them. My original thought was to get two and put them together to make one long console. Maybe some time, but just having the one new cabinet to brighten up the living room makes me super excited. The thing was, that with one cabinet posed a problem for me. What do you do when your new cabinet isn’t wide enough to hold your cable box and your tv? A shelf seemed the logical solution, but I did a little checking around and couldn’t find anything that would solve my problem.

So I became a hack! lol! Here is what I came up with. I purchased a white floating shelf from ikea. Then some chrome door stops from Lowe’s.

Pre-drill holes in the shelf at the corners, careful not to go all the way though the shelf. I used a drill bit that was slightly smaller than the size of the door stop screw, so I would get a snug fit. Screw them in and that’s it!

Super easy and the perfect stylish solution to my problem!

I have some more house updates to share soon! I guess spring puts me in the mood to freshen up!

Thanks for reading!


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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

NuitNo Gravatar April 29, 2012 at 11:31 pm

ok. this is BRILLIANT!


Kelly | Fabulous KNo Gravatar April 30, 2012 at 8:24 am

So clever!! Love it.


17 PerthNo Gravatar April 30, 2012 at 10:15 am

Um–fantastic idea! And I love the clean lines…..brilliant.


lindsay leeNo Gravatar April 30, 2012 at 10:40 am

SUCH a great idea…wish me lived closer..I want to have a DIY day with you!!


Barbara @YES SpacesNo Gravatar May 4, 2012 at 10:40 pm

What a clever simple solution! Love anything that looks good, works well and is cheap and easy. What could be better?


sharstinNo Gravatar May 5, 2012 at 10:03 am

you are a rockstar–and i love this so!


Karen At HomeNo Gravatar May 5, 2012 at 1:12 pm

That looks great!! Amazing idea!! I will
never look at doorstops the same way again.

Have a great weekend!


jillNo Gravatar October 16, 2012 at 8:05 am

Okay this is just brilliant! Thank you for this idea.


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