Sunday, August 19, 2012

Entertainment Center... A Craigslist Score!

There is this gigantic nook in my living room. Which kind of made the living room awkward. It was one of the things I hated most about the house when we bought it. But then I thought... well maybe I can build an entertainment enter there so it looks custom built... and then I would just stare at this gigantic nook... and no part of me wanted to start building that. I thought it was too big of a project for me.

And then came CraigsList to the rescue. I seriously do now what I would do without craigslist. Craigslist is perfect for people like me. I am too lazy on the weekends to get to garage sales that early n the morning to see the good stuff.. So garage saleing... rarely works in my favor. But Craigslist... allows me to be lazy...and still get stuff I want

When I first got this entertainment center... it was wood.. and honestly nothing wrong with it. But I didn't like the color of it. So ... of course... I painted it white.
Did I mention this thing was 10 feet long...which almost fit that nook perfectly in my living room? I a telling you... this was meant to be.

It had glass shelving in it... which was a little dated so I replaced those with wood shelves... which helped a lot.

I am really in love with this center now... I do need a bigger tv. Once I get a bigger tv it will look more proportioned... but that will probably have to wait a few months....

Here is the closest thing I have to a before picture.... I had already started painting and realized... Oh shoot... I need a before shot! :)  (don't mind all that mess... )

And here is the after...

I think once we get a larger tv and hang it in the middle of that space on the wall. the whole thing will look a lot better!

What do you think?
Have you found any amazing deals on Craigslist?
Or do you actually wake up early enough to get the good garage sale finds?


  1. That is awesome! I love Craig's List, too. Can you share what your wall color is here? It's gorgeous.

  2. What a great find! And you made it your by painting it such a pretty color!

  3. oh my gosh, that is aMAZing! it looks sooo much better this color, and yes, with the big tv it would be perfect. i love all your styling, too.


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