I had an old Norden console bought in 1998 which I just put a curtain under. I wanted to change but I did not want to throw it away so I decided to transform it. I boarded the back and the sides of the console with wooden planks. I added two square doors in front and I placed two shelves inside. Then, I added a zone for bottles with 8 cubbies in the centre of the console. I painted it in white (four coats) leaving the top natural. I screwed in two small handles for the doors.
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