I bought this media center at a salvage place months ago...it was a great price because it didn't have a top. Actually I think it is really a vanity without the sink/countertop part. But it was just what we were looking for, for under our newly-hung tv. Except for the whole not having a top thing. I figured for the price, we could come up with a top for it. We considered several different options on how to replace the top, but it just kept getting pushed off because of other projects.
So a few days ago I made a trip to Lowes with my 2 youngest (not a great idea)
and came home with $30 worth of wood.
I didn't want to be there with my "helpers" a minute longer, so I cut the wood at home. Then I stained* it and and attached it with screws.
I told Kendall that if had to marry an inanimate object, it would be this media center,
because I love it so much.
* I didn't want to buy stain, so I mixed some clear craft varnish with black acrylic paint. The wood grain is still visible, it looks slightly weathered.