First, an ikea hack. I needed something to hold my flatscreen tv, my dvd player, stereo and satellite dish. The tv stand I had was too low. I didn't want to hang the tv on the wall, because I change my mind so often about where things are in my studio. So I built this "media" dresser out of a Malm three drawer dresser (less than $100), a Closetmaid stackable shelf, and pieces of hardware I had saved off of another table. You can buy new ones. The downside of this hack is that it won't hold my stereo, but I haven't figured out how I really want to hook it up anyway.
Here's what I needed:
|Malm dresser from ikea $80|
|Closetmaid stackable shelf from Target $13|
|Secure the shelf to the top of the dresser using an angle and some good wood screws|
I used a battery operated screwdriver. (Ikea has THOSE too!)
Here's the finished media dresser. I found those disks you put under furniture to make it easier to move, and I just left them under the dresser so I can move it when I need to get to the back of the unit.
My working wall, this quilt top is almost finished.
|The bulletin boards I used to form the wall are strong enough to allow me to use the wall to hold things up, like my clock, and some quilt parts, and a shirt I want to embellish.|
Well, that's it for today! Time to go get ready to go to the Chicago Modern Quilt Guild meeting!