So for years I’ve hated my entertainment unit, but I didn’t know what I wanted. I had an idea but wasn’t sure how to do it. And then I saw it…Taryn atDesign, Dining + Diapers had just done her Industrial Family Room Makeover and I was in love. Isn’t it beautiful? Didn’t she do a great job? Don’t you love it. And the best part, she did a how to here.
It was exactly what I had been dreaming about. It could be customized to fit my space, it had cubbyholes to fit my stuff and baskets…I loved the baskets. I was inspired and Christmas was only a month away. I knew that I didn’t have time to make it (full time student with finals on the way…) but was hoping that my sister could find the time to do it if I found her the pallets…NOPE….didn’t happen…she just didn’t have the time
So when the rest of my class mates where skiing and snowboarding over “Reading Break” I was building my entertainment unit…
I ended up not using pallets (I’ve never worked with them before, read up on using them and found that I just didn’t have the time/energy to deal with them – maybe down the road) so instead I used 12 foot long 1×4 ($2.17 per) with a total cost under $75.
Sadly I don’t have any before’s or any pictures of my building it, but I remembered to take photos of me staining it… I had to wait until the end of March to stain as it was too cold in February.
Hard to believe that a month earlier there was snow on the ground.
And then it was time to install the TV. I hate cords, but didn’t know how to get rid of them until I saw another post from a blogger who’s name I can’t remember (sorry, I wasn’t planning on becoming a blogger at the time that I saw the post and didn’t write it down…) about putting them in the wall…
So I drilled some holes in the wall 1 by the TV and another by the plug-in.
Installed the TV, ran the cords through the wall and put everything away…
So now I have to do the Board and Batten because A) I’m in love with it (did you see how great it looked in the inspiration photo) and B) it will help my kitchen look like it belongs with the rest of the place (I love color and for years rejected white – my kitchen however is white… and I’m starting to appreciate white).
I also need to get a bigger TV (while spending less than $20) as I have a 27″ TV on a 10 foot wall…picture wise it works fine, it just looks a little small and pathetic on the wall…any suggestions, I don’t really want to buy a new TV…
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