Entertainment unit –> desk makeover

Yellow desk from an old armoire, via Ladies Home Journal

Another yellow and white makeover beauty :) from Ladies Home Journal:

Simple instructions


  • They replaced the upper pullout shelf with a fixed painted plywood shelf hung on wooden brackets, which was screwed directly into the armoire’s back wall.
  • They cut Homasote boards (recycled fiberboards soft enough to sink pushpins into) to fit the back and the side door panels and covered them in fabric secured with a staple gun. Small screw hooks hold each panel in place; you can also simply screw the panels to the corners.
  • They swapped out dated brass hardware for pretty (and inexpensive) glass knobs.
  • The original TV shelf became a functional slideout work surface. To make it movable, they screwed two drawer glides (available at hardware stores) into the top of the base about 6 inches in from the sides and then set the shelf into the glides. Knobs make it easy to pull the shelf out and push it back in.
Via belle maison
1 October 2009
9 October 2009



  1. Reply

    Ivy de Leon

    12 January 2012

    Great idea. I like the yellow.

  2. Reply


    25 March 2016

    I started off with my sofa table redo and then my side table makeover . NOW, it s on to the entertainment center.

    • Reply


      25 March 2016

      Often, it’s one step at a time! All the best Julia :)


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