One step closer to living like an adult

At first I thought it was incredibly clever and thrifty of Heath and I to use a homemade bench as a tv stand/entertainment console. But after a year of looking at the most uninspired entertainment setup ever, I decided I should probably invest in something a little more substantial. Since we live in a 50s-era house and I have an unhealthy obsession with midcentury design, I thought a modern looking credenza would be a good solution for hosting our media center.

I spent the last month scouring Craigslist for pieces under $200 I could use, but after getting stiffed twice (Craigslist sellers telling me the items were available but then selling them out from under me before I could close the deal), I decided to hit up some of Austin’s many vintage furniture shops. The prices are usually higher than Craiglist, but the condition of the items are usually better and it’s a bit more stable. I guess the gods of vintage furniture took pity on my soul because Room Service Vintage was having a huge 20 percent off sale and I found an ideal piece in tip top condition for $180, enabling me to maneuver a pretty sweet room flip.

So far, I’m really liking the change. The credenza is perfect for storing our DVDs and I love not having exposed wires all over the place. I’m still playing with the photos behind the TV (I can’t decide if it’s too much or not), and hopefully at some point we can mount the TV on the wall like the folks at Our Mid Century did…then we’ll really be big time.

Still, for now I’m calling this one a victory. Point Doodle House. Now let’s watch some football.

12 Comments on “One step closer to living like an adult”

  1. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words says:

    what a great ideal…I like the way it looks
    (and I like the pictures behind it)
    Take Care…

  2. Mrs M says:

    I like the pictures behind too. Mr M would hate them, so I live in a fairly plain and boring house.

  3. If you want to take it up a notch, you can sand that baby & paint it a fun color, add some new hardware and you’d be amazed at how simple it is to customize something like that. I’ve slowly been doing it to all of my furniture that I’ve had for several years to make it new again.

  4. kmom says:

    I really like the three legs! Maybe change the hardware, but personally, I like the vintage wood finish. I ponder my picture groupings all the time. If you change it, it keeps things interesting.

  5. Jessica@CapeofDreams says:

    I love it. The pictures also draw attention away from the tv which in my opinion is a good thing.

  6. roomaomao says:

    Definitely much improved with the new look!

  7. Rae says:

    I love the piece, but I find all the pictures behind would drive me a little crazy! hehe. It does look fantastic. Your house is looking so inviting and era-appropriate! I’m so jealous! :o)

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