Sometimes a little creativity is needed to get what a woman really wants – to hide the television!
The TV is the center of attention in our living room, unfortunately for my decorating dreams! So I came up with a compromise a while back, so that it can be hidden at least SOME of the time. I’m of the opinion that electronics are ugly…
Mark had brought to our marriage the bottom cabinet that he actually built a long time ago. It’s still very serviceable – the DVR, cable box, tuner, etc. sit inside. I wanted the TV to be able to be out of sight, though. What to do?
I had a provincial-style dresser that we were not using that was on a base with legs. I removed the base, which left the bottom of the dresser open. Then I took out the bottom three drawers and removed the supporting runners inside the frame. I left the 2 shallow drawers at the top for DVD storage. Then some tag-sale shuttered closet doors were cut to fit and hinged onto the frame for doors to cover the telly..
Some decorative carved wood medallions from a woodcraft store were added for a little flair. I sanded and painted the two pieces a lemongrass color, applied a glaze to “antique” it, and was quite pleased with the results! (I only wish the speakers also fit inside, but alas!) The open-bottomed top got set on top of the horizontal cabinet and voila!