To make room for our new piece of furniture, Finn and I had to move out our old TV stand.
I certainly was not sad to see this piece go. #seeyawouldntwannabeya
Our itinerary for the night.
1. Drill holes for new hardware.
2. Drill holes in back of console to slide cords through
3. Set up electronics
4. Relax on couch watching Modern Family.
Honestly...I thought we could get this bad boy done in an hour tops...wrong-o!
Drill holes for your new hardware before you paint!
We thought we were pretty thorough when it came to measuring the new holes for our hardware. But, apparently we needed to be extremely precise when drilling the new holes (like not a centimeter off!) We certainly didn't want to scrape any of the paint off the drawer, and that was a little difficult when trying to get the handles perfectly even.
As a result, we had a few minor scrapes. Nothing major...but it could have been avoided if we drilled our holes before painting.
If you're going to upgrade the hardware on your new piece of furniture, hold onto the old hardware just in case!
I ordered new knobs from Home Depot and I was so excited to screw them into the sliding doors. However, the screws that came were way too long for the piece. I needed something very short and stubby.
Luckily, I held onto the old hardware and we were able to use those screws with my new shiny handles.
When making holes with the spade bits (look at me knowing drill terms...what up) I'd suggest making the holes bigger, rather than smaller.
We wanted to create holes in the back of the console to pull cords from our DVD player, router, Xbox, etc. through to the wall. Since we are both new to the world of power tools, we thought "Let's make the holes small, and we can always make them bigger if we need to." #youcantellwearerookies #yeesh
It took a while, but we finally had new hardware and a few holes drilled for our cords.
It was then organizing time!
Once the inside was to our liking, we put the sliding doors back on and admired our handiwork.
Wow...definitely an improvement from our former setup.
When watching TV all we have to do is slide open the right door and our remote control will work with our cable box. Pretty cool right? All of our ugly electronics are tucked neatly away.
After all of that hard work, I'm ready to sit back, relax, and enjoy our new TV setup.