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Hip2Save reader, Kaonu, sent in this clever idea on how she repurposed her inexpensive but old entertainment center – turning it from a TV stand into a baby station, a toy organizer, and more!

Entertainment center

“I purchased this entertainment center for my first condo from Big Lots in 2006 (that’s 12 years ago!). I first used it in my living room. When I met my husband and moved in with him in 2009, he wanted to get rid of it, but I wasn’t ready, so I had it moved to his home.

Repurposing entertainment center

Three years later, we had our first baby and used the entertainment center to organize her things in our master bedroom (photo on left). It was so useful and fun during a stressful time with our first newborn!

We then moved in 2013, and I still was not ready to part with this entertainment center. We have 2 girls now and are using it in their playroom to organize and display their toys (photo on right). To brighten things up, I simply taped cute scrapbook paper to the back.

So… although this entertainment center is old-fashioned, was inexpensive to purchase, it definitely paid itself off after being repurposed this many times. Hmmm, I wonder what we’ll use it for next? 🤔 I think I will use it to organize my craft supplies!”

Love it!


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  1. Angelica

    I did the same. Used the entertainment stand as a new baby organizer! ❤

  2. Hill

    I turned mine into a kitchen pantry!

  3. Kristy

    Love this idea. You’re so organized !

  4. Aley0010

    Great idea! Thanks for sharing❤️

  5. simeon

    Remember..if using in a kids playroom etc, make sure u screw it to the wall. With the amt of dressers and stuff tipping over , you can never be too safe.

  6. Barbara

    I love repurposing furniture. My favorite thing to use and it is simple is unicorn spit.

  7. Barbara

    I turn old china cabineys into display book shelves for my daughters room

  8. Lo

    Awww cute ideas! I’ve seen them used as play kitchens

  9. Maria

    What a great idea!

  10. Suz OH

    I should have posted a picture like this at my last garage sale which included an entertainment center!

  11. Lesli

    Such a great idea! I wouldn’t have thought to repurpose an entertainment center in this way!! Clever!

  12. HBee

    When our big entertainment center cubby became to small for the big TVs that were coming out, we knew we needed to get a new stand, but even the lowboy stands were kinda pricey. Hubs just cut off the top cubby part, and moved the top slab to the top of the closed cabinets, and boom, a new stand that was able to accommodate our bigger TV. Also, hubs just converted a moveable wardrobe to shelving for my extra great buys from H2S!

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