Welcome to my Metamorphosis Monday post for this week. Thanks to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for so graciously hosting this weekly event. Visit Susan's blog at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ to see a list of this weeks participants.
This week, I've decided to share a project that is still ongoing. Our family loves to read, and our book collection was getting out of control. We were also tired of the massive entertainment center and bookcase system that seemed to be taking over the living room.
We really wanted a cleaner, simpler look for the room. We looked high and low for just the right wall unit, yet couldn't find anything we really liked that was within our budget (remember, we've got one in college!) Everything we found was either too country, too ornate, or just the wrong finish. We finally found a media stand that was exactly what we were looking for. Unfortunately, it was one that we had to assemble ourselves. So DH set to work.
What, no words?
We then added two much smaller bookcase/display units that we felt would work in the space. This is the view of the left side unit
Here is the right side unit.
We then installed two uplight wall sconces to bring some light to this side of the room and voila,
our new entertainment unit.
Can you believe we condensed that original mess into this? We sold the center unit, and are using the two end bookcases in our daughter's room, which will be turned into a guest room/small reading room. We purged alot of books that we gave to charity, and the rest were dispersed throughout the (numerous) bookcases throughout the house. I have also purchased a leather storage ottoman to replace our coffee table, but that's a post for another day! We aren't quite finished with this area. We need to find artwork for above the television, but are waiting to find just the right piece. I will also be painting the light cords to match the wall color, but since we will be repainting this room sometime this year, I decided to hold off for now. I'm sure I will be tweaking the display items for a while, but we are pretty satisfied with the results!
Hope you enjoyed our entertainment center redo, now head on over to Susan's and see what everyone else has been up to!