September 08, 2014

The Incredible Hulk Lives in My Basement

Hey friends!

Our basement is a work in progress. I grew up in Texas and I didn't lay eyes on a basement until I moved to Missouri five years ago. 
Our basement is partially finished and the finished part serves as a family room, playroom and office. 
There is a lot going on and it's usually cluttered with papers and toys. 
Lots of toys!

Our old, ancient TV sat on top of a massive coffee table and the electronics and cords were out in the open. I was not a fan of the mess. 

I found a beat-up dresser on Craigslist and the hubby and I used it to transform the TV area into a nicer family room. These pictures are not the best but I just had to share this dresser and how we hide our electronics.

Please ignore all the toys in the reflection of the TV. 

 This is the best part!!
My husband built a shelf, removed the face of the drawer, and added a piano hinge so we can hide all the electronics when we aren't using them. 
I didn't fix the cords before I took this picture (kinda wish I did now). 

I call this piece The Incredible Hulk. In person, the green looks like The Hulk....but in a good way. 
I mixed emerald and lamp black by General Finished Milk Paint to get this color. I used a black glaze to darken the color and bring out some imperfections in the wood. 

I am so happy with how it came out but even happier that the cords and the bulky electronics are hidden. 

I'd love it if you would visit my Facebook Page
You'll get sneak peeks and tons of behind the scene's stuff. 



  1. Wow, that is a bold color! I love how it all came together - the bold green surely is a eye catching element. I'm still stuck in browns and whites, but I have stepped out of that box a bit with a red here and there. It's so funny about the reflection of the stuff in the tv in your picture. I probably wouldn't have noticed had you not pointed it out, but nice to see that you are a real person. VBG Whenever I take pictures of my stuff for my blog, I have a hard time angling so you don't see my "stuff" too. But, we do live in a home that is busy and always moving. So it is part of life! Thanks for the look-see!

  2. Looks great! I did something similar for my D's apartment, using a vintage buffet cabinet. Can you tell me where the area rug was purchased?

  3. Brilliant idea! My t.v. set up in the family room looks almost exactly like this...except without the pretty dresser to hide all my cords :-) But I am inspired! I will be looking out for a dresser to adapt as you did.