You ready for the reveal I promised WEEKS ago?
First a little background. I found this little beauty at DI for $40.
And I was in love. I love the lines and all the little details. Like the cute bun feet and the routered edge on the top. It was pretty solid, sure the color was awful, but that could be changed. It was exactly what I was looking for seeing as our TV, dvd player, cable box and wii were all sitting on our old coffee table.
with bead board and she was done!
But as we were getting ready to put everything back together we realized our TV was just a little too deep. That meant either cutting out a hole in the back or having it stick out over the edge by 2 inches. We chose the hole.
Then the dvd's don't fit properly.
The whole piece sagged just a bit in the middle. Add a TV that is front heavy and now it sags a lot in the middle. That translates to the doors needing to be hung crooked in order to shut, the shelves won't fit back were they belong because the walls are no longer square and to op the two side doors you have to push up the middle with you hands just to get enough clearance.
But she is SO pretty. I loved how the painting turned out. But the functionality? That's a definite hate.
It makes it worse that I spent so. much. time. Sigh.
At least it's nice to look at.
My favorite part is the bead board. I can look at that stuff all day long and still get warm fuzzies because of it.