Tag Archives: Repurposed

Not Your Traditional TV Stand

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With no offense meant to the makers of particleboard and tinted glass, I abhor TV stands. Perhaps it’s because I came of age in the 70s and 80s…the era of the gigantic “entertainment units” that housed televisions, rack stereo systems, plus speakers and took up an entire wall of the house. Due to this somewhat irrational hatred, I’ve had to get creative with finding homes on which our televisions can perch. My trusted resale and antique shops have once again come to the rescue.

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The bottom half of a corner cupboard serves as the perfect TV stand in our sunroom.  It tucks neatly away into the corner of the room, shrinking the dominance of the TV. Continue reading

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Add Some Fire to the Bedroom

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I’ve always dreamed of falling asleep to the crackle of a roaring fire. Nothing screams romantic B & B like a fireplace in the bedroom. Alas, no such luxury existed in our bedroom, though that is not to say that sparks don’t occasionally fly in the master suite.

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A chance sighting of a vintage mantle in a local salvage yard brought my dream to life. Sort of. I bought the piece and sanded it down to remove the worn, chipped paint. I repainted it, then did some sanding of my own to add the character back into the mantle. Continue reading