Monday, January 23, 2012

A work in progress

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:

The inspiration:
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'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!


  1. Ooooh, this will be exciting to see how he does making it himself! I had to laugh. my husband is the same way! Really good, but really slow. I always say that God made us different speeds. My husband made floor to ceiling built ins. They are beautiful and we LOVE them, but they took over three months of every spare moment. Three months of a table saw in the family room with three other children. It was worth it though. :) Gotta love the price, plus it gives you a great memory and family treasure!

  2. I can't wait to see the finished project!