Entertainment center to Breakfast Station conversion

Our 11 year old Sony TV died recently,  so we were reluctantly forced to upgrade to a fancy new LED TV. The new TV doesn’t fit in our entertainment center,  and for a while we were uncertain what to do with it. We paid too much to just put it on the curb,  but we would never get anything for selling it.

Then Katra had the brilliant idea (inspired by Pintrest) to convert it into a breakfast station.  We would be able to keep the entertainment center,  which conveniently fits in a corner of our kitchen,  while also clearing up the counter space currently occupied by the microwave,  toaster,  and coffee maker.

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This unit came with a removable shelf at the bottom of the tv cavity. I suspended the shelf on threaded rod wrapped in aluminum tubes which I painted with clear lacquer.

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Everything fits perfectly,  and we were even able to use some old granite countertop pieces that had been collecting dust in the garage for the past 8 years.

A walk in the woods

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Created by My Tracks on Android.

Name: DuPage River Trail
Activity type: hiking
Description: Hike with Ian and Kyle
Total distance: 2.36 km (1.5 mi)
Total time: 40:24
Moving time: 34:28
Average speed: 3.51 km/h (2.2 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 4.11 km/h (2.6 mi/h)
Max speed: 9.00 km/h (5.6 mi/h)
Average pace: 17.11 min/km (27.5 min/mi)
Average moving pace: 14.59 min/km (23.5 min/mi)
Fastest pace: 6.67 min/km (10.7 min/mi)
Max elevation: 178 m (585 ft)
Min elevation: 153 m (500 ft)
Elevation gain: 133 m (436 ft)
Max grade: 0 %
Min grade: 0 %
Recorded: 09/09/2012 1:10pm