This was my first project. I have actually been looking projects on this site since it was called Knock on Wood, but did not have the space or money to do anything.
I wanted to build a stand for our tv, but also make it have a bit of storage - and look nice of course. Found the Rhyan Console Table plans, and I liked them a lot. Instead of having two drawers, I made the bottom drawer a little bigger, and made an opening at the top for the blu-ray or satellite receiver.
Could not find little black hinges in town, so we scuffed up some silver ones and spray painted them black. They have not started chipping at all.
Stained it using advice from this site and around the internet. I left the inside of the drawer and cupboards unstained - which I really like.