Friday, January 21, 2011

From the Workshop: A New TV Cabinet for the Big Black Blob!

Last winter, we did something we've not ever done in our (now) 28 years of marriage......added a TV in our bedroom!  I really don't know why....we had no particular conviction or thoughts on it; we just never did.  But you know men and their power tools and their electronic equipment!  Jason decided we needed a TV for our bedroom and when he decided, he decided BIG!  We went shopping and came home with a LCD 42" flat screen TV.

Now you can imagine how that massive black thing with a mounted Blue-Ray DVD player under it, with cords hanging down, looked on our bedroom wall.....nothing really decorative or romantic at all about it.  But, I'll have to admit, we've enjoyed having it....whether it's just us or with the kids piled up in the bed with us watching movies together.  There's just something cozy about it!  (And we don't have cable or satellite or anything, only movies we decide we want to watch.  That keep us in control of the TV, instead of the TV controlling us). 


I've envisioned a cabinet for it since I first saw it hanging on that wall last January, but being knee deep in adoption paperwork last year and saving every penny we could for it, the building of the cabinet was pushed to the back burner.

However, I can tell you it was worth the wait.  Jason just decided a few weeks ago that it was time to build it; he had a little time off and got super busy!  

Here's a (before) pic of the big black blob on our bedroom wall! 



Here's the cabinet freshly built.


After paint.....a color called summer tan, and a little distressing with mocha glaze.





And the new cabinet on our bedroom wall.









Quite an improvement from the ugly massive piece of electronic equipment on the wall, huh?  I chose this color because although we're not even close to redoing our bedroom, I have a vision for it including a different paint color for the walls (than I would normally choose) and I wanted this cabinet to have a country/primitive flavor but a lighter look.  And it blends fairly well with what's in there now.

Needless to say, my favorite carpenter got a big hug and kiss for that one!  I love it!  And...he's even got a couple other little projects in progress in the workshop for the kitchen too....and the weekend is here again!  But more on that later....

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!  :)    

27 comments:

cottageprims said...

It turned out wonderful.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Sharon said...

That is a beautiful cabinet and it sure is a big improvement over the black blob.LOL
I will take homemade furniture over store anyday. It just says Love.
Can not wait to see what else he has made.
Have a great weekend.

Never So Simple said...

Tammy,

I love it. I love your color choice. Seems everyone is getting away from black and going to lighter colors. Jason did another great job. Can't wait to see what else he is working on.

Donna

Hollie said...

Tammy-
That is just beautiful! you are such a lucky woman to have a carpenter!

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

What a great cabinet, Tammy :)

Carmen C. said...

LOVE IT!!!! Love the choice of color and it looks GREAT!!!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

I love it..what a nice change and prim to boot..he did a great job..can't wait to see what he has up his sleeve for the kitchen.;)

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

very nice, we are in the process of hanging a 46" flat screen in our living room, they installed the new HD DVD reciever from Direct TV today and tomorrow my boys are coming over to hook up the new Surround sound Blue Ray DVD player and mount it on the wall. Can't wait till it is all done.
I love the cabinet you built...
Molly

Mandy @ Creekside Creations said...

Jason did a great job - he always does!

It's so funny that you posted this today. We don't have a TV in our room either - we actually only have one TV in the entire house.

When the kids have their friends over, we have nowhere to "escape".

Our bedroom is the most neglected room in the house. We just decided a couple of weeks ago to start fixing up our room, so we're getting finally getting a TV too!

american girl primitives said...

That looks good Tammy, I need one of those too!

renee said...

Hi Tammy,
I think it was well worth the wait! It looks great! I am sure you were thrilled. Thanks for sharing.
Have a good weekend.
Renee

Wendy/TheCozyYellowHouse said...

Tammy it looks great, I am loving it!! Hubby did a fantastic job! We have a smaller flat screen in our bedroom and I am waiting for my hubby to make a cabinet for that one as well!! We truely are blessed with our carpenters aren't we?!!:0) Have a wonderful weekend and I can't wait to see whats being made for the kitchen!!~hugs~

Tanya said...

Hi Tammy,
That is a beautiful piece of furniture he made! What a keepsake! He is really good at woodworking! Lucky you! :0) I love the color and the distressed prim look you chose. Our bedroom is next up for a redo. I think I'll post and do before/after pics....just have no idea quite what to do yet! Can't wait to see what you do to give me some ideas! I actually enjoy the mental planning, the browsing, the shopping, the saving up...it makes the actual REDO so much more exciting and worth it.
I'll bet you are loving MOVIE time now!

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

Jason is an absolute magician with the wood! You are so lucky to have your very own carpenter. It is a beautiful way to disguise that TV.
I guess I didn't know your bedroom is blue.
Over the Christmas break, Sara and Bill told us they are going to adopt another little girl from China! And her name will be Ruby. We are all so excited!
★Linda★

SANDI said...

I Love the cabinet...I have a big black blob hanging on my living room wall...Its all of a 60" flat screen..hmmm, wonder how I can hide it...LOL.. Your husband is very handy...
sandraallen260@centurytel.net

Amy said...

What a great idea! Very nice!

Lynn said...

Tammy, the TV cabinet is absolutely beautiful! Jason and you do such gorgeous jobs on whatever you two make and paint! I've loved everything you've shared with us so far my friend! I love your color choice for the cabinet! It will go great with any paint color on the walls! I'm anxious to see what else Jason is making for your kitchen.. Hmmmmm...

Have a wonderful weekend!

Blessings,
~Lynn

Kindra-At Home With K said...

That hubby of yours just whip up these awesome creations! And then you finish it to perfection! What a wonderful project!!!!

Joy ~ Doodlebug ~ said...

It looks good! The color looks kind of like cinnamon rolls or wheaties. Daddy's a genius! :)

Love you!

8!

Love,
Joy :)

Annie said...

Wow, very cool!!!! I cannot wait to see what else he has made!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Tammy! I have to say, this is the very first cabinet that I have seen that has actually made me deceide that a TV on the wall would be good. I have a big entertainment center that takes up a lot of room, and although I love it, it is heavy and hard to move around. I need to borrow Jason!!! Boy do I have a lot of projects for him!!! This guy could make a lot of money on all that he builds. Everything is always so wonderful and the way you paint and destress just tops it off!!! Love it. Hugs to you! Lorry

Summer said...

I MUST SAY THAT YOUR CABINET TURNED OUT STUNNING ..... THAT IS A GREAT WAY TO HIDE THE SO CALLED " BLOB " .....I AM GOING TO PASS THIS ALONG TO MY SON AND DAUGHTER-IN-LAW WHO ARE IN THE PROCESS OF PLACING A "BLOB" ON THEIR WALL AS WELL .....IT WILL GIVE HIM SOMETHING TO DO WHILE HIS WINDOW CLEANING BUSINESS IS SLOW THIS WINTER !!

LynnMarie said...

Tammy, that is just beautiful! He did a great job and it looks just beautiful!

Paula said...

Oh my goodness~ that is wonderful, Tammy! Your feller is a keeper! *giggle*

Mel said...

Love the new TV station and now.... cannot wait to see what you have in store for your room.

I have some painting projects to complete this summer when we can have windows open.

Blessings,
Mel

Catherine Anne said...

Looks great

Nancy M. said...

That does make it look so much better! The cabinet looks wonderful!