When faced with the challenge to find a TV cabinet within a modest price range that looked good, I must say I couldn't accept cheap and ugly, so goodbye Ikea and SuperAmart. My hunt lead me to gumtree where I found this beautiful antique faux white timber laminex dresser for $30!
Sourcing my "sweet pea" green paint for the main structure from my local hardware store and visiting the veneer guy down the road for all the timber trims, this one of a kind retro tv cabinet came in under $130!
So be encouraged! Try some DIY furniture. There are so many local businesses around you that can offer their services. Enjoy the space you live in. Make it personal and pretty TO YOU. Go get 'em!