Thursday, June 17, 2010

Before & After: An Entertainment Center

The Entertainment Center

The Problem: Once again, not enough storage space. We needed room for the TV, DVD player, Wii, Time Capsule and Modem, plus enough shelf space for all of our books and records. The tiny book case we had was not cutting it.

The Solution: We have high ceilings, so we able to utilize that space by getting a taller and sturdier bookcase from Ikea (Hemnes Bookcase). With a bigger shelving unit, we could eliminate other smaller pieces of furniture and consolidate our collection. We left the back off of the case to leave access to cords and outlets, and the TV hides our thermostat perfectly. Lastly, we added some collapsible storage cubes and a wicker basket to hide away the less attractive accessories. You might notice that our collage of silver frames is missing, but never fear... it will reappear on the other side of the room!

Jake's Favorite Thing: Apple's Time Capsule

We'll be taking this puppy out for a spin tonight! Jake just let me know we are having a friend over for dinner. It's sort of like an entertaining fire drill. How fast can I straighten up (luckily there are only 300 sq. ft. to clean) and throw together a meal? It will be movie night over here at the Curtis residence. Taco Chili & "Public Enemies".

1 comment:

  1. Love it! What a great makeover. So glad you found our site and shared the link!

    Sherry (& John)