As you all know we purchased a house back in May and have been busy getting unpacked, decorating and doing some major remodeling. The first project my husband wanted to finish was our basement that was completely unfinished. I’m happy to report that we now have an office, guest room, bathroom and family room in our downstairs space!
I went home to visit family about a month ago and I’ll show you what I came home to.
My worst nightmare, a big black box of a television. I’m not a t.v. watcher and honestly if I lived on my own and had no husband or child I’m not sure if I’d even own one (but don’t take away my mac!), but my family loves them some t.v., xbox, wii, playstation and whatever other gadgets they’ve collected over the years, so began my hunt for a television console that would hold all their equipment and be large enough to compete with the newly acquired television.
I quickly learned they were expensive!! I mean way more then I wanted to spend, like I said I don’t even like t.v., I’d rather spend that money on the new sofa table I have my eye on (the link has been sent to my husband for xmas!)
The rhys console from pottery barn was $899.00 and was way too small for the wall.
The Pearson from Crate and Barrel was $1200 and was a little too modern for my taste and again too small.
So you know me, I decided to head on over to the Goodwill and found something I liked, but I hesitated at first because it was $50.00. Let me explain how my mind works, I’ll spend $100.00 on a blouse from Anthropologie but if a shirt is over $20.00 at Target I tell myself it’s too expensive. So it’s sorta the same thing, one second I’m looking at television cabinets that cost $1200.00 but now all of a sudden $50.00 is too much because it’s sitting at the Goodwill. (I know I’m not wired right!)
But after looking it over I quickly realized this was a sturdy piece of furniture, with lots of drawers and space for everything and the lines were pretty amazing. Plus I thought what would $50.00 buy me at department store? (I’ll answer that for you!)
So I made arrangements to get the piece home and after sanding it, priming and painting and adding new brass fixtures this is the before & final results! (Oh and a sneak peek of our basement!)
Are you looking for some design advice? I can help!