Those humongous black box tvs are gone or at least on their way out, but what do we do with the flat screen if we don’t want to hang it above the fireplace? Since I only have one fireplace, I want to be able to enjoy that mantle and decorate it for the seasons so I definitely don’t want to hang a tv there.
In the process of redecorating the family room we got rid of the huge tv/media armoire. It wasn’t that I didn’t like it, I was just tired of it’s largeness in the room and with a flat screen you don’t really need something like that. The room seemed to get instantly larger after we removed the behemoth thing.
I’ve been pinning pictures of buffets and dressers that were repurposed to hold flat screens, so I decided to swap out the armoire for a dresser from a yardsale that I was using in my sewing room. Good idea, the armoire is great for fabric storage.
It’s pretty easy to repurpose a dresser, just take out the drawers, but you could take it further than that if you have more components to house.
I removed the doors on this china cabinet bottom to hold the tv in the basement.
This dresser from East Coast2 has drawers removed and a little restyling and it looks great holding a tv!
Here’s another example with drawers removed. I love the longer dressers because you can use the tv as part of a vignette on the top.
Remember those metal tv stands….I’m glad they’re gone. A piece of real furniture looks so much better! My pinterest board has more furniture examples for plenty of inspiration. What do you have your flat screen on?
The family room is finished at last and I’ll be posting it on Wednesday, so come on back and take a look.
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