Welcome to the 21st Century {A New TV and Media Cabinet}

You can now welcome Tim and I into the current century! We finally got with the times and bought a flat screen TV. Yup. We’ve spent the first three years of our marriage with a bulky, box TV and a giant, old school entertainment center. A new fancy television just hasn’t been very high on our priority list. We decided that Santa would bring us a new one for Christmas, and found a great deal on Cyber Monday.

A new TV means a new media cabinet {which also means I feel inspired to make a bunch of other changes to the living room}. My original plan was to repurpose a thrifted dresser as a media cabinet {like a good DIY blogger should} but I just couldn’t find what I was looking for. In the midst of my search, we decided we would actually prefer something a little bit shorter than a dresser as to not have permanent cricks in the neck from watching a too high TV.

My search then took me to Home Decorators. I am in love with this site. This is where my sister found her super cute blue desk. They have awesome furniture at great prices. Here I stumbled upon my precious. I love love love this cabinet! They have several color options, but we chose the cream colored cabinet with the chestnut top. The bottom portion of the piece is antiqued and the chestnut is just gorgeous!

Like a Saturday : New Media Cabinet

It has two shelves on each side behind a door. I bought a few baskets from Target.com to hold DVD’s and Wii games. I was pretty surprised by how much I was able to stash in here.

Like a Saturday : New Media Cabinet

The middle portion has a couple of shelves to hold the media components and a drawer where we keep Wii controllers and remotes.

Like a Saturday : New Media Cabinet

It has made such a difference in the living room! It feels bigger and much more open in there now that we don’t have the bulky entertainment center. I’m trying to decide how I want to decorate around the cabinet. I’m toying with the idea of possibly putting up a gallery wall around the TV, like the picture below. I like how the television blends in with the frames and becomes less of a focal point. I know it won’t happen any time soon if I decide to go that route.

We’re really enjoying the change! I think the hubs is more exited about the enhanced sports viewing, while I’m more excited about all of the new design elements. I’ve got new end tables for the living room on the way, I’m planning to refinish the coffee table, and now I need to find a mantel {mostly since the former entertainment center served as my “mantel”}. The decorating never ends! :)

Have a great day, y’all!