The Miami Herald recently ran an article on how flat-panel TVs are making ye olde TV armoire obsolete ("TV Armoires Get Reinvented," June 29, 2008). While the people in the article were doing things like turning their TV armoires into office storage or display cases, I asked myself, "How have shelter mags covered this?"
Cottage Living suggests turning an armoire into bathroom storage galore, or into a kitchen storage space. I'm sort of smitten with the latter -- a lot of the older houses in Alameda have kitchens when there's little storage but plenty of odd-sized nooks and crannies for a standalone piece like the one here.
Personally, I'm disappointed not to be able to find the one conversion I was sure someone had done: turning one of these monsters into a bar. Think about it! You could nestle a wine rack in the bottom drawer, put the glassware in another shelf, then tuck your ice bucket and liquors into the shelves that rest where the 37" Triniton used to go. Then, you're bringing over your special man friend (or lady friend, whichever) and you're like, "Can I mix you drink?" and don't you look smooth?
Please, someone, repurpose your TV armoire and show me what you did.