Thursday, November 1, 2012

Entertainment Console

Mr. Bill wanted us to get a new entertainment center.
We have had the same entertainment center for 20 years.
It has housed our small T.V.
When the kids were growing up, I didn't want our household to be all about the T.V. so,
we almost always had smaller ones and there were always hidden away.
He wanted to get me a bigger television and something more stylish to set it on.
He was in charge of the television.
I was in charge of the cabinet.
We shopped around town and looked on line and in catalogs.  
I really wanted a built in cabinet.
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The base would have been kitchen cabinets with shelves up above. I even drew out my plans. 
 I needed Bill's help, but he is always super busy at work and wouldn't have been able to assist with the build. 
So plan B.
I wanted a Pottery Barnesque type of console without the price.

We found this one at a local furniture chain for less than half of the one I liked at P.B.
It has that Craftsman style like my front door. 









The candlesticks were in the kitchen before we painted the cabinets. I hit them with Oil Rubbed Bronze Metallic by Rust Oleum. It is the best stuff.

The birdcage was on top of the old armoire. 
I stacked some books inside.
I sprayed the pumpkin silver. I really didn't think it would work. Marty over at "A Stroll Through Life" inspired me with that. 
It is fun to have a surface to decorate for a change.
 Guess how much I paid for the lamp?
$7.00. 
It was at Kirklands after Christmas clearance sale. 



I didn't center the T.V. 
I still didn't want it to be the focus of attention. 
:)

Katie
Pop back in and I will let you know where the armoire ended up.
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13 comments :

  1. Katie what a beautiful entertainment center!!! Love the look! I wish I could do that but we have a monstrosity of a tv!And putting it on a pice of furniture as beautiful as yours would not make it look any better.It is the one thing I don't have control over.But I can't complain because I do what ever I want with the rest of the house without having to ask him.
    xx
    Anne

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    1. I love that! Your house is so cute. I'm glad he lets you have free reign. Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. Hi Katie Sue. I love the entertainment center. I'm the same as you, always had an antique cupboard to house that TV. Couldn't be very big. But finally got a 52" last year, I fought it like you wouldn't believe, but it happened and now I wouldn't change it for the world. We watch a lot of TV and someday I hope to get a pretty cabinet for it, now just a plain one from Target, but yours is very pretty..Happy Thursday..Judy

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    1. Wow. 52 inches would be great. I'm not sure we even have a big enough wall for that.
      Thanks for stopping in.
      Katie

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  3. The entertainment center looks wonderful. I really like the candlesticks and the artwork on the wall as well.

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    1. Thank you. The painting came from my Nana in N.Y. I think they got it at an art show. I just love it.

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  4. No offense, but I think that not centering the television on your new cabinet actually draws more attention to it. Otherwise, everything looks nice.

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    1. Thanks for the comment. I have been studying it since you said that. I still probably won't center it because then I wouldn't be able to put stuff on there. ;)

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  5. Hi Katie Sue, your new cabinet is wonderful and I love how you decorated it, very pretty:) Your front door is so charming and welcoming . . . craftsman style is the best.

    I'm happy that you liked my interior door re-do and thanks for following back :)
    Your blogging sister, Connie

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    1. Thank you, Connie. I am so pleased you stopped back by.

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  6. I must say that you have an eye for lovely cabinets. The one you chose looks superb! But what I like most about it is how you play with the pieces on the top. The birdcage is my favorite. And good idea on putting the TV on the side of the cabinet. It definitely serves your purpose of not making it the focal point of the design.

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    1. Thank you, Darryl. I am happy you stopped in. Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment.

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