Sunday, August 10, 2008

A New Home

No, not for David and me, we'll be apartment bound for awhile yet.  At least until we decide where we want to live.  But, our TV got a new home this weekend.  We moved into our apartment exactly two years ago and this was suppose to be our temporary arrangement for the TV:
This did the job, but it wasn't very nice looking.  You can see all the cords hanging down in the back, and no matter how hard I tried I just couldn't hide them.
I went rummage saling this weekend and ran across this:
I came home and asked Dave if he thought we could find a way to get a TV stand home if I bought it.  He said we could so I went back to the sale and bought it.  We borrowed my brother-in-law's pickup so we could bring it home.  I really wanted to paint it black, but since we don't have lawn space of our own we decided it would be easiest to just spruce it up.  So I painted the inside black, stained the shelves, and fixed up the nicks on the bottom.  I gave it a good scrubbing with some wood soap and Dave made a hole in the back for the cords to go through. Now our TV sits on this:

Not bad for $5, eh?  Now, I just need to find some "pretties" to put in the bottom. I got a few other goodies while I was out too.  
The cutting board was .10 and as I was walking away from the sale I found a dime on the ground.  So, technically it was free!  I'm planning on doing some sort of project with it.  I paid .75 for the tall bucket thing, it still has the original price tag on it for 15.95. The apothecary jar was 25 cents.  I got nine of those square, black mirrors for $4 and the lamp for $1 at Goodwill.  I'll post the items again later when I have them finished.


Joy said...

That's a nice improvement for the home of your TV. I've looked through your posts. You have done some great transformations with thrift store finds. HOORAY for you! You are making your apartment into such a lovely home.
Have a wonderful day!

Rae said...

Hi Nichole! I couldn't help but smile when I saw this post! I too took a dresser and made it into our tv unit! I love how it looks!

Thanks for stopping by my blog! It's so nice to meet you!!

Tonya said...

That stand looks great - would never guess you got it for $5!! Good job! Once again, wish I was more creative!! :)