James and I have been looking for a TV stand forever. Since I lived with my past roommate we have been using this...
I of course wanted something inexpensive that we could redo. We have checked Goodwill, DI, and other used furniture stores nearly every week for about 6 months, but nothing good had come about. I told James we needed to be patient because eventually we would find something.
Well...last Saturday we were on the North side of town and we went to the Goodwill there. We found a solid oak stand for $20 that would work perfectly. I had coupons at home (turns out they were only good for central Phoenix Goodwills :/ ) so we drove home and after we grabbed James truck I suggested we stop by the Goodwill near us just to be sure.
Boy was I glad we did. We couldn't believe our eyes! I full TV entertainment center, solid oak, for a BARGAIN, only $50! James stood by it to claim it and I went and found help. We rushed that thing home and couldn't wait to get started on redoing it.
I'm guessing a piece of furniture like this would cost anywhere from $200-$400! The guy that was helping us load it into the truck said it had just come in not long ago that very same day. So it was perfect timing.
Here are the pictures...
I realized this morning I deleted the before pictures of the center last night and I was really sad, but my wonderful, smart, sexy husband recovered them for me so I could share them with you all.
Notice we left the door off because I wanted to put baskets in. However, if we had the left the door on I think I would have put chicken wire in where the glass was. James thinks we broke our record for number of stores visited in one day looking for baskets, but what can we say, we like to be sure on what we are buying. We bought a package of three different sizes at Ross then I brilliantly thought of checking world market. They did have the most gorgeous green baskets that would be PERFECT. Or so we thought.
Unfortunately they were a little too small for the space, so we checked out Bed Bath and Beyond, with wedding gift card and coupons in hand, where we found the green ones that are in there now. They ended up working just fine and I like them because they are deep and you can't see the junk you put in them. But I was a little frustrated to find out when I got home that I forgot to use the gift card! ugh. I hate when that happens!!!
Anyways, that is it hope you enjoyed. I am very proud of this redo. It makes our home a little more homely and is just our style!