Monthly Archives: July 2014

Before and After: Media Stands!

This week, we received two emails from different customers about repurposing furniture to make media stands. Isn’t it funny how the world works that way sometimes? There must have been something in the air this month that made people think, “You know, the area where I keep my TV could be so much cuter….”

ANYwho, we loved these transformations so much we just had to share! Perhaps you will be inspired and get on the bandwagon, too!

The first comes from Margaret, a customer who had been looking for the perfectly sized media stand for ages. She finally came across a dresser at Mimi’s that fit the bill. Except … it was a dresser. That minor detail didn’t stop her, though! Margaret removed the top three drawers to make space for a DVD player and even put dividers in the remaining drawers to hold CDs and DVDs. So clever! She applied a dashing coat of “Distance” colored paint from Sherwan-Williams and added some Lewis Dolan blown-glass drawer pulls for this stunning final product!

dresser before

finished cabinet


cds organized

Interior drawer view. How delightfully organized!


The second transformation comes from one of our regulars, Georgie. Her media stand started out as a long, shallow desk. She added a shelf to the middle for additional storage, took out the back panel, and painted it this charming, soft blue. The solid color really brings out the details of the construction. You can really see the moulding and drawer pulls.  Really, it seems like this desk was destined to be a media stand all along!

If YOU have a project that started with a Mimi’s Purchase, send us the pictures! We’ll even give you $5 in store credit!

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