A Classy Entertainment Stand
Don’t you think a vintage sideboard makes a better entertainment stand than those ugly metal ones? I agree with you 100%. I found a vintage sideboard at a used furniture shop to house our cable box and stereo equipment. We needed a larger stand than the one we had because the JTS got a bigger TV. Men and their toys, right.
Vintage Sideboard / Entertainment Stand
We picked up the sideboard and brought it home. I didn’t think we were ever going to get it in the house and in position. They made quality wood furniture back in the good old days.
We removed the center drawer and used the space for the cable box. Then we took the cabinet door off of the right side and slid the subwoofer in the slot. I bet you thought we really got lucky on that part didn’t you? I actually measured the subwoofer and the cable box before I started shopping for the perfect entertainment stand. It was easier to find than I thought it would be and the price was $100. Can’t beat that.
We also drilled holes in the back for the speaker wires, electric cords, and cables cords.I saved the drawer and the cabinet door so we could replace them later if we change out the sideboard / entertainment stand. The drawer is one of those nice ones with divided areas for the silverware.
I’ve been slowly working on the Den. You might remember this photo and the den disaster (Drowning in Clutter) right after Christmas. You can see the entertainment/TV stand we replaced in this photo. That is the old TV too. The stand was one of those inexpensive fiberboard pieces. It served it’s purpose for many years.
This is how the Den looks now. I still have a ways to go but wanted to share that I am making progress. Slow progress.
I need to work on a fix for all those cords under and behind the new entertainment stand. I have an idea but haven’t tried it out yet.
This is how the fireplace looked for several weeks.
Here’s how it looks now. Very simple. The framed canvas was hanging on the dining room wall. Now that wall is bare. You guys know I try to use what I already have instead of buying new stuff. Of course it’s nice to get new things every now and then. The fireplace mantel and hearth look a little empty but I’m loving it. In the mood for less is more around the Owen house.
The white table is gone now.
I put the vintage manicure table from the Nashville Flea Market in it ‘s place. I removed the wheels because it was a wee bit too tall. The space underneath the table needed somthing so I added the picnic basket and vintage Harmon briefcase. I think it works. I’ve been on the hunt for a cool stool for the table but no luck yet.
And that’s the progress so far, or most of it.
You can see I haven't made it to this table yet. This is my table where I set my coffee while I'm working on the blog and just sitting around.
I have a few more photos and things I’ve worked on I’ll share later. I haven’t been quite up to snuff the past few days and I’m being lazy. I did spend a bit of time working on projects in the workshop. This Wednesday is thrift store decor makeover day and I have such a fun project for you this month. Have a great day and I’ll see you next time.