How to make Your Dream Coffee Bar from a TV Stand

by | Aug 12, 2021 | Cabinets and wardrobes, Side Furniture, TV Cabinet | 0 comments


For a long time, I was looking for a big piece of furniture at an affordable price to create a Coffee Bar, I already had all the ideas in mind for the transformation.

It was when I saw this TV stand in the classifieds, and close to home that I knew I had just found what I needed.I knew the new color, Zen, from Colorantic would suit it perfectly.

Let me inspire you with my project!

Pantry Table


This melamine TV unit weighs a tonne! Since I wanted the focal point to be the interior of this piece I removed the two doors.

Preparing the surface, which in my opinion is the longest and most laborious step; I removed the hinges, handles and the bottom. I cleaned all surfaces and handles with Colorantic Cleaner and Varnish Remover and took care to rinse really well.

Then I roughly scratched up each of the surfaces using a 120 sanding block and dusted it off very well.

As the furniture is made of melamine, I applied a coat of Colorantic Oil primer so that the paint adheres well.


Using the foam roller, I gave it three coats of the colour Zen, and for the smaller areas I used the synthetic oval brush, it did the job very well. I thought it was important to get the upper hand as well, because I didn’t know which house it would fit into. I also gave two coats of the colour Cotton Ball, on the sides of the drawers as well as on the interior surfaces of the cabinet.

While this was drying, I was able to tackle the details:

-I painted the handles black using an aerosol spray.

-I measured and cut the wood lattes of wood that I recuperated from an old bedroom

-Measured and cut the wallpaper

-Cut and nailed the side panels

For the back slats, I applied one coat of Oil primer as well as two coats of the colour Cotton Ball. I installed them vertically, taking care to glue each end first, cuffing them and adding two finishing nails to the ends.



To personalize the Coffee Bar even further, I incorporated modern wallpaper with a touch of black that matches the accessories and the black handles very well. I previously applied ModPodge with the snow-white brush, then glued each surface of the wallpaper. A cloth and spatula were needed to remove the air bubbles.

I also carefully drilled a hole in order to pass through the wire of the light as well as that of the coffee maker, in order to make it as aesthetic as possible.

Pantry Table


So now is the time for the most exciting step; that of placing the accessories, installing the chandelier and giving free rein to your imagination in order to make your restoration come to life!

Here is a video of the project, do not hesitate to join YouTube and like the video 🔰🔰🔰


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Lise-Marie Pouliot


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Lisa-Marie Pouliot prend la pose devant son mur recyclage

Lisa-Marie Pouliot

Lisa-Marie Pouliot from Bois de Lilas, is an expert in furniture recycling! Mother of 4 young children, she has devoted her entire time to them for 2 years. Owner of an ancestral house for these 2 years, finding herself there full time and imagining projects in them constantly, gave her the taste to get started through his daily hubbub. She likes the old-fashioned style. She started to restore furniture, complete rooms of her old house as well as projects for those around her. With Lisa-Marie Pouliot, what you already have is enough. Chalk based paints, brushes and hours of fun are waiting for you to transform a decor! Recycling furniture is also about giving life! Because yes, we can make new with old. Whether it is a piece of furniture, a wall or a decorative piece! Having a sober decor with a subtle touch of colour is also seeing life in pink! Want to read to inspire you for your recycling projects? Read our Blog section on the Colorantic website! She created her account Instagram & Facebook Bois de Lilas, to show the progress of what she is doing. Follow her on social media accounts to get updates on her new creations.  


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