For Christmas this year, we got a new TV. A flat one. You know...the only kind they make anymore. We have always had an old TV, it was a hand-me-down from a friend to replace my former, and even older, TV. It never really bothered me, we don't even watch that much TV. My husband, however, has been secretly longing for a real TV. For Christmas this year, he got a TV.
But, I couldn't bring myself to set up a beautiful new TV on our old, dumpy, Wal-mart entertainment center. I've been searching around online trying to find one that I love. And I did...from Pottery Barn. I love it! Guess how much it is? $999. Yep...way out of my price range. We don't even have a price range because we don't have any extra money.
Lucky for me, I have a husband who can fix our build anything. He doesn't have very much experience in furniture building, but he did have $150 in Home Depot gift cards :) He got the measurements off of the website, drew a plan, and then got to work.
Here's how it looks so far:
Like I said before, my husband is very good at building and fixing. His one minor flaw is that he is really slow...I don't mean that in a mean way...it's just his personality. For example, when we had to re-do the floors in our dining room, he offered to do it himself! Awesome, since we wouldn't have been able to afford it otherwise. It took over 6 months!
To speed the process along, I thought of a deal. I told him that I didn't think we should open the new TV and set it up until we had a new cabinet to put it on. :) LOL. He said ok, and our goal is to have it all set up by Superbowl Sunday!
I'll keep you posted on the progress...
Wish us luck!