Wednesday, February 13, 2013

TV Time!

Well, I had to find an old photo to start this Before and After post!


We’ve never watched a lot of TV but we do love to watch movies!

So we bought a small TV and put it on a piece of furniture that rolls and that would eventually be in the lanai and match the furniture in there. We had to roll the TV forward to watch it!

Years passed…heeheehee!

Finally we bought a BIG 60” TV a few months ago and guess where we put it?


We searched for a table or entertainment center but could never find just what we wanted until one day last week. Hubby hauled it home in pieces so now…

let’s watch as hubby puts it back together!




So guess where I found it?

(No fair…you’ve been to my blog before!)

At the Thrift Store!

Drum roll please…


A friend came over to help hubby with some lifting and said it looked like it was custom built for our TV! And the color is even good. We wanted to mix some wood tones with black painted furniture and it works perfectly.


Thanks hubby for all that you do!


And I got credit for finding it for….


My BEST Thrift store find EVER!

Are you a Downton Abbey FAN?

We’re ready to watch it now!

I’m joining Thrifty Things Friday HERE !


Vee said...

Yes, but isn't everybody?

Love it...makes that tv look perfect there. A great find!

The Bear's Blog said...

Hello, Miss Lavender Dreams.

Very nice, and I see there are teddy bears all settled in and ready for a good movie. Maybe a Winnie the Pooh?

Prudence ♥

Where's Wendy? Did she eat up all those Cheetos?

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Wow - that looks great. Like it was just made for your house.

Elizabeth said...

Very nice! Yes I am a big Downton Abbey fan !

Sherry from Alabama said...

Oh wow! I can just imagine how your heartbeat sped up when you caught sight of that beautiful piece in the thrift store! Congratulations on the perfect find!

Christine said...

Picture perfect! Credit where credit is due! You did GOOD!
Love your reds btw!

Simply Shelley said...

Beautiful....looks like you have some babies and bears waiting to see a good movie :) Blessings

It's Just Dottie said...

Good job!!!
You never know what you will find at the thrift store!
Smiles, Dottie

Della said...

Great find! And just look at the blank canvas you have there along the top, and all those wonderful cubbies to fill with pretties. I think we need to see an After After.... ;)

polkadotpeticoat said...

That turned out great....Heidi

Donna said...

What a great find! And the TV looks so much nicer in a cabinet like that. LOL, I had to laugh at the bundle of cords.

And yes, we're Downton Abbey fans now. We finally got the DVDs for seasons 1 and 2 last year, and started watching the shows this year. We're just a wee bit late to the party.

Finding Pam said...

That entertainment center looks perfect in your room. I love Downtown Abbey.

Ricki Treleaven said...

:D IT does look like a perfect fit. What a great project for your Downton Abbey viewing ;P

Stacey said...

Way to go! It really does look like it was made for your room.

Yes I love Downton Abbey and can't wait for it each week!

Trace4J said...

And wow I love your new find.
Looks Fantastic.
You go girl.
Woolie Hugs

Unknown said...

I am soooo jealous of your big TV and that cabinet was a fantastic steal! Enjoy

maddyrose said...

Well, I'm impressed!! It really does look like it was custom made for your TV.

Ames said...

It's perfect! I on the other hand didn't find a large TV unit so cheaply. Love those red couches!~Ames

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a great find! I love how the TV fits into it! I do love Downton Abbey!! I can't believe the season Finale is this coming Sunday!

Susan said...

I'm so hooked on Downton Abbey that I'm depressed that the final episode is this Sunday:-(( Love your cabinet and what a find...not to mention hubby is pretty handy! Happy Viewing, dear friend, XOXO

Unknown said...

Great thrift store find! Fits perfect:)

Unknown said...

That is a hit find!!! It does look like it was custom made! You have such a sweet home! :)


cynthia lee designs said...

Yes...the best thrift shop find ever!! You did good!! And it does look like it was made for your TV.

Anonymous said...

you lucky girl! What a find!

Hillcresthome Prims said...

I love what yo did. It looks wonderful and you are right your hubby is wonderful and amazing!!!!

I hope you and you husband have a beautiful Valentine's Day tomorrow.
My Husband and I are going to watch a love story movie, he is doing that for me, I am so blessed and I have some baking to do, I am making him homemade truffles.

Happy Valentine's Day, Enjoy!!!
Hugs and Kisses,

Elizabeth and Gary said... looks great! and perfect for your wall. Now you won't miss out on Downton Abbey. I watched two shows and now I am hooked. But I want to watch from the beginning, so on a weekend I am going to have a Downton Abbey marathon and stay up all night..
Have a sweet valentine's day with your hubby.

Leave It To Davis said...

Wow! That is a wonderful find!!! It was just made for your tv AND your space!!! You are a great hunter!!!

cucki said...

Wow .. that looks great...xx

Anonymous said...

I loved seeing Wendy and how well posed she was in the last post. This piece is even better now that you got it put together. I got a giggle seeing the tv stand you had before. It reminds me of one my parents had forever, then my brother used forever. He still has it, but it is in his storage room holding junk. Some things are just hard to part with, I guess.

Hard to believe someone else would want to part with the new tv cabinet you bought, but their loss is your gain. It looks great with your furniture.

Anonymous said...

WOW! It looks perfect! I think that cabinet was just waiting for you!

I posted more pictures of my poodle, Little Bear, today. :-)

Have a lovely evening!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a fabulous thrifty fine and good looking too! Much, much better. Now you'll have to stock up on popcorn.

Smalltowngiggles said...

Very nice. A great find.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Oh, lucky you! That's a wonderful find and just look at all those little shelves for books, photos and thrift store finds....

Chenille Cottage said...

Hi Diane,
What a great find. Your tv is just the right size for my aging eyes. My husband and I don't have cable but we do love watching movies. We got hooked on Downton Abbey, too. We'll have to wait until the new season comes out on Netflix.
Enjoy your cozy new living room.
Blessings and Happy Valentine's Day!
Carolynn xoxo

Olive said...

Great find Diane. These large thin TV's are an issue to decorate around.

Diann said...

Diane, that is an awesome find! It looks like it is in beautiful condition! The stain color is perfect! Well done my friend! Do you mind if I drop by to watch Downton Abbey with you instead on our tiny outdated tv? LOL Thank you for sharing this find with us at TTF!

GardenOfDaisies said...

Well that was a great thrift store find!

debra @ homespun said...

That is a gorgeous piece of furniture! !
Not too long ago I told my son ( moving back into his house ) to check our local mission store and he ended up with two beautiful like-new dressers and a colonial style table with six chairs for his kitchen. I stopped in a few days later and picked up a chest of drawers ( Oak ) for my grandson, also in mint condition.