I'm still working on my living room and doing a little bit of tweaking.
I know you've heard it said all over Shelter-blogs everywhere...
"everyone has IT no need to show IT off."
'every one has IT, so let's NOT make a focal point out of it"
Right now you're probably wondering what "IT" is...
It's the television and entertainment center, of course!
***WARNING: REALLY POOR QUALITY PHOTOS TO ENSUE***So here is my before...
Notice my GARGANTUAN sized TV sitting up there, right next to the ceiling???
Please pay no attention to HAN SOLO there on the TV set. STAR WARS never goes out of style does it? especially with boys in the house.
It sort of makes the entertainment center looks so small.
I know what you're probably thinking.
"Entertainment Center? That looks an awful lot like a ply-wood cabinet."
Then I say:
"Why, how very perceptive of you. In fact it IS a ply- wood cabinet; thrown together some 17 years ago and has served many a purpose beside entertainment.
But that isn't important right now. Right now, what is important is how we've once again made it functional as a CLOAKING DEVICE!"
This is half of it (HALF only because I wasn't taking a picture of the entertainment center, but of that window!) after I painted it (the ET center not the window, although now I see the window has been... oh forget it!) with a thin wash of white paint.
This a close up just after white wash paint with the TV -NOT in the picture. (on the spot editing,YAY!)
Notice you cannot see the skeletons in this
closet entertainment center... because it was just too scary! REALLY.
This is my entertainment center tonite.(but you knew that already from the shadows and bad lighting-smile)No. This photo is not upside down. Do not attempt to adjust your screen.
Nor did we FLIP it. ('cause y'all know me and what I'm capable of)
Today, We (Honey and I and youngest son) removed the upper shelf from inside the cabinet and put the TV inside the cabinet. Which is where our old TV used to be, but this TV was always too big.
We're not in the market for a FLAT TV-- because this one isn't really that old.
We will watch THIS TV ...UNTIL. IT. DIES.
YES. WE WILL.
This is a temporary fix-- I'm getting an idea of basket and box sizes needed to make this a functional AND PRETTY storage for all our entertainment needs.
We also moved the doors up to reveal the bottom shelf and leave it open. I'm testing out these baskets; until something better comes along or I get creative and build something to go there.
Just so you know... I wasn't kidding about it being TOO SCARY~~
The Guts ALL OVER THE FLOOR.
This is real folks. My fortune squandered and tied up in video tape. Stackin' 'em DEEP and sellin' 'em CHEAP!
That's what I was up to today.
I posting this here: Debbiedoo's Newbie Party
Thanks for Reading!