Published on January 31st, 2013 | by Jules Yap


BESTÅ TV Stand Turned Kids Corner

Materials: BESTÅ TV stand, sander, hammer, nails, piece of foam, paint, staple gun, fabric

Description: We purchased a BESTÅ TV stand a few years ago, but when we moved we mounted our TV so we had no need for it.

Here is how it went:

Step 1: We sanded, primed, painted & sealed the TV stand to turn it from wood to a charcoal grey.

Step 2: We painted the inside of the TV stand with chalkboard paint.

Step 3: Then I measure and cut my foam to make a nice seating area in the TV stand. Covered it with fabric and stapled it down.

Step 4: Nailed in a magnetic board I got for $2.00 in the As Is area in Ikea (gotta love Ikea).

Step 5: Let your child go have some fun now!

This is to show when we actually used the TV stand as well a TV stand, lol!

We used it for our son’s storage for toys and such before we painted it.

Priming and painting.

The finished product with all his toys stored.

Thanks for your time! Have a great day!

~ Kim Sasse, Washington

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6 Responses to BESTÅ TV Stand Turned Kids Corner

  1. Anonymous says:

    I love it! Looks safe to me, I would do it.

  2. Tv Stand says:

    It is indeed a great idea but as what Stefanie said it could be quite dangerous when the kid topples over. How about turning it upside down I think that would make it more safer since the kid will only use the upper part.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Very nice! Only that hole is a little disturbing…
    keep shouting “TV-Unit” ;)

    What about covering it with something like this
    (since the whole is actually meant for a cable):

  4. ebgb says:

    I agree with Stephanie. Make sure you anchor that to the wall. It may not have been a danger with the TV weighing it down, but looks pretty top heavy now. You can never be too safe, especially if it’s something your kid is going to be climbing on.

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