Repurposed tv cabinet becomes a wine rack named ‘Ophelia’

I’m super excited to share this repurpose with you.  Originally, this piece was a vintage tv cabinet.  I forgot to get pictures before my husband removed the beast of a tv from the inside, but I did snap a few pictures of it after he finished removing the innards. He is a saint for helping me on this!  Here she is in her “mostly” before state.

Repurposed tv cabinet before picturesHer before state is pretty sad, but I saw potential.  Call me crazy!  I loved her folding doors, her shape and I even loved the pulls.  I’m sure many of you have seen numerous repurposed tv cabinets.  But have you ever seen one repurposed into a true wine rack?   Please meet ‘Ophelia’…

Repurposed vintage tv cabinet into a wine rack

Ophelia 3

Ophelia 2.1

Ophelia a repurposed tv cabinet into a wine rack

Ophelia 8

Ophelia 6

Ophelia will hold about 17 bottles of wine (don’t drink them all at once) and has a nice amount of storage on the left side. I love that you can close her off or open her up all the way. The doors fold back to the sides, perfectly.  Ophelia is done in a custom color I call ‘fig’. The color is rich and luxurious and adds some glamour to a space.  An upside to owning painted furniture is that your wood accessories/frames don’t get lost. Do you see how great those wood vases look paired with Ophelia?  The art print is  “Flowers for Lady” from Laurel Dawn’s shop.  I love her work and her son’s nursery!

There were some ups and downs in the transformation process, which delayed me (quite a bit) while completing this project… but it was worth it.  Don’t you think?

How about another before and after…

Before and After Vintage TV repurposed into a wine rack

Ophelia  is will be available for sale in my Etsy shop later tonight.  Linking up at Miss Mustard Seed’s Furniture Feature Friday!





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14 Responses to Repurposed tv cabinet becomes a wine rack named ‘Ophelia’

  1. Connie September 18, 2013 at 6:46 pm #


    How delightful, fresh and a beautiful color. Great work!

    • Meagan Tucker
      Meagan September 18, 2013 at 7:58 pm #

      Thank you Connie!

  2. Reeves @ The Weathered Door September 26, 2013 at 11:51 pm #

    I just keep coming back to this – Love all of your work!

    • Meagan Tucker
      Meagan October 1, 2013 at 8:34 am #

      Thank you Reeves!! Love your work!

  3. Kathy, Petticoat Junktion April 23, 2014 at 10:54 am #

    Love this color, awesome makeover!

  4. Recreations Crafts & Antiques April 23, 2014 at 5:08 pm #

    how did you make the wine bottle holders? Love the color and the finish is beautiful. Thanks for sharing

    • Meagan Tucker
      Meagan Tucker April 24, 2014 at 9:52 pm #

      I didn’t actually make the grid, I was able to purchase one already made and cut it to the correct size.

  5. Meagan Tucker
    Meagan Tucker April 24, 2014 at 9:51 pm #

    Thank you Kathy!


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