Follow that title? Here’s the story. In my pre-blogging pre-semi-professional-furniture-upcycling days, I bought an old China Cabinet for $40 on CL to revamp to work as our entertainment center. I removed the sliding glass doors (not pictured), the center bar thingy and one of the shelves and moved the remaining shelf closer to the top to hold the components. Everything in my house was tuscan and all the furniture was black, so I painted it black and was thrilled to bits with my thriftiness and ingenuity. (Yup. Still had those awesome speakers.) When we moved into the new house I began the task of lightening everything the heck up. And the big black hole of an entertainment center was one of the first things to change up (again.) I gave it a coat of creamy white and changed out the fabric covered panels on the insides and gave it a completely new, light and airy look for the new living room. (Why, oh why does my husband love his electronics so?) The $50 stencil shopping spree giveaway from Royal Design Studio continues through next Tuesday, so get on over an enter if you haven’t had a chance! I’ll be back tomorrow to share my mudroom build!