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9/21/12

Desk to Media Stand

Adding shelves to a desk is an easy way to create a place for the giant TV that your husband loves.
It also gives you a place to display your cutesy chalkboard creation, as well as a DVD player, and video game thingy.

 

This desk set me back twenty bucks at Goodwill. The TV, which SH insisted he needed to be able to see the pores on Natalie Gulbis's face, well, that was a bit more.

When he brought home the TV, we temporarily placed it on top of the dresser that was in PG's childhood bedroom. She gave me a big, "No, thank you!" when it came to taking any furniture when she moved away from home. How could anyone pass up a Sears bedroom collection circa 1987? I do not know.

It looked, well, it looked like you dragged out your child's old dresser, and plopped a TV on the top.
Yes, that is a different TV. I do realize that.


The new TV made its appearance rather quickly. This is what our old TV looked like stuck on the dresser. It also could serve as a plea for decorating help. I am not trying to insult your intelligence, as I point out the obvious. Yes, I write confusing blog posts, and I love self-deprecation passing as humor. I know that you want to become a follower, so you won't miss a minute of the hilarity.

Not much better, but then I had an idea!


WOOD!!!
and

STAIN!!!
(with polyurethane)


So, with a bit of sanding, staining, and those little shelf holder doohickeys,
The thrift store desk went from

THIS

TO 
The perfect spot for the giant TV, and all its goodies.


Just imagine a very happy husband sitting across from this, watching LPGA golfers.
SH was happy enough to create the shelves, and install them, but he drew the line at golf viewing photos.
Ms. Gulbis might be young, and beautiful, but she didn't dream up a way to convert a desk to a media center. Yeah for me, the middle aged wifey!


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12 comments:

  1. What a beautiful piece! It came out gorgeous!

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  2. You did great! my hubby loves those giant tvs too, when we go to Sams, he always shows me the 80 inch one, I guess our 50 inch one is too tiny.

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  3. Great idea, so nicely done,love it all!

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  4. Really nice and I too like the Big TVs to see pores on faces and more. Stopping by from Kathe with an E.

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  5. our tv is on a dresser! love using non-traditional pieces.
    thanks so much for sharing with the heart+home group!

    blessings,
    lauren
    www.mercyinkblog.com

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  6. Very clever! You are most resourceful!
    Great job....and a great buy at GW
    Nancy
    http://wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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  7. Very inventive and so much better than a plain, boring media stand.

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  8. gorgeous! thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!

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  9. Lisa, what a great idea. Love the desk, and what a great price. T.v's to me are always that awkward thing to try and decorate around. You did a great job. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  10. Love it! What a wonderful transformation! Great job. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party!

    Holly

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  11. The idea of adding shelves was genius. Yay you for seeing the possibilities.
    p

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  12. This looks great. What a good job you did with the shelves. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at
    www.adornedfromabove.com
    from Wednesday until Sunday.
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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