Now that I had the doors covered I just had to settle on a design for the cabinet. We have a ridiculously large TV and electronics so we needed something low and about five feet wide. I wanted glass doors to help hide the electronics and cut down on dust. My recent love of all things on wheels made me want it on casters. I also wanted old school latch hardware. I ended up with a simple design that's a little industrial and all about the fabulous doors.
I selected the door style Artesia with French Lites. It looked the most like old windows to me. I wasn't sure if I would leave them stained or end up painting them so I chose stain grade select Alder. They also carry paint grade if you are going to just paint them. I'm liking the two toned for now but if I ever get tired of that look I can always remove the casters, paint the doors and heavily distress it for a rustic shabby look.
Here's how they looked when they came. (after a coat of pre-stain wood conditioner) They were buttery smooth and perfectly square. I was very pleased. They came wrapped in at least four layers of sturdy cardboard with 1/4" melamine strapped around them. There was not a scratch or ding anywhere. Some things to note are that they don't come with glass or hinges. You can opt to have the holes bored for hidden hinges if you like. I wanted exposed hinges so I didn't. You can also purchase rubber or wood glass stops if you want them. I didn't need those either, the glass guy just used silicone. They have an FAQ page if you are not sure what that means which was helpful because I wasn't. The ordering process was very easy. For the glass I took them to my local glass shop and they did a great job putting it in. The cost for 16 1/2 x 16 1/2 glass installed was $16 per door.
I highly recommend Cabinet Now and would definitely use them again. I already have another project in mind for my kitchen.
Here's what we used before, the stand that came with the TV.
Here's how the new cabinet looks in the room. You hardly notice the big elephant in the room now with such a nice cabinet. (Please just agree with me. )
Stop by Friday for the full Living Room reveal. The makeover is complete!
* this post was sponsored by Cabinet Now and I was given the product in exchange for this post. All opinions, as always are my own.