A majority of my home furnishings are hand me downs or Ikea pieces; all of which I am extremely grateful for, most of which I hope to upgrade slowly. This week, Anthony and I finalized design plans for a new media console we commissioned a friend to build. Swap number one!
The inspiration is a piece, pictured below, that I saw on one of the design blogs I follow. I fell in love with the piece immediately but the dimensions were wrong for our living room, and the price was not pleasing either. We also were not looking to buy a new console… The inspiration console is a lengthy 76 inches and a short 23 inches high, the same height as our current console. While there is not anything offensive about our current console it looks squatty with our 20 foot vaulted ceilings and does not do much in the way of hiding the unsightly cords with our TV mounted on the wall. Here’s our setup now:
Before spying the dream console, I considered adding legs to the old one, to give it the needed height. Hopefully Austin Craigslisters will find our old one as lovely and as practical as we have.
While contemplating the measurements of the custom console, I kept two spaces in mind: the living room, and the dining room. The piece is being purchased for the living room: shelves will neatly fit DVDs, out DVD player, and gaming consoles. I also sized it so it would comfortably fit in our dining room, and shelves could adjust to accommodate small appliances should we move the alphabet chest to a nursery use it as a buffet in the future.
Building will commence soon! I am thrilled to have a custom piece in our home, and can hardly wait to bring home this piece of furniture. I will certainly upload photos when the new console makes its way into our home.
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