I’ve been on a mission for years, looking for an old sideboard I could paint and transform into a TV stand. After looking for years on Craigslist, garage sales, and flea markets I just couldn’t find the right size or style so I gave up and purchased a sideboard from IKEA. I certainly would’ve liked real wood but this piece is growing on me. If you’ve ever purchased anything from IKEA you know it comes tightly packed in a box with a gazillion pieces. I dreaded the thought of putting it together and let it ride around in the back of my Jeep for about two weeks before I hauled it into the house and from there it was propped up against the wall for another two weeks. One day I finally asked hubby if he’d assemble it for me and he did. I was so thankful I didn’t have to tackle it on my own, all those pieces looked like more than I wanted to deal with.
I couldn’t decide if I wanted the TV to be mounted on the wall or stand on the sideboard so we left it on the sideboard for a few days and I knew it would have to go on the wall, there wasn’t enough room for the TV and décor items so hubby purchased a flat mount bracket and on the wall the TV went. I stained a piece of trim to cover the cords and my next project is to get the artwork placed around the TV, so stop by later to see that.
The previous TV cabinet was used as an art closet in a local school and when the school closed it’s doors for good they had an auction. Hubby and I purchased the cabinet for $20 and used it for years. I like the idea of the TV being behind doors but I was ready for a change. I’m not quite sure why we have a TV in this room anyway no one ever uses it. I had to laugh the TV is 6 years old and still had the plastic on it. That just goes to show you how often it’s watched; no one even noticed the plastic.
I found these ferns at our local grocery store for $2 each and decided to give them a go. I always kill indoor plants but they were so enticing sitting at the register looking all spring like. I didn’t like the cheap plastic pots they came in so I popped them into my apple green kitchen bowls and I think they look just as nice as garden pots.
Tip: It’s always good to shop your house first and don’t be afraid to use things in ways they weren’t intended.
Don’t forget to come back by and see the artwork and the sideboard decorated for spring. I finally figured out a way to test drive the artwork before I started hammering nails. You won’t want to miss my brilliant idea.