Recently, we'd switched our TV cabinets around, this one that used to be in the bedroom was moved to the living room.
This old bookshelf that I redid had been in the living room, but we wanted a bigger TV in the bedroom, where we watch most shows, so we did a switcheroo.
Problem was- our new bed with the drawers underneath was taller than our old bed. And I couldn't see the TV (or at least anything below the top of anyone's head) from my side of the bed.
My darling, and talented son, built a box to raise it up. And remember the stained glass piece from my friend that I hung over the bed? She also had made the one leaning against the wall in the photo for me, it was on a narrow cabinet that I was taking out of the guest room (another re-shuffling is going on there).
What are the odds that it fit the box exactly??? Yep! Pure luck, it is ideal for the base of the cabinet!!!
I'm keeping extra blankets and another set of sheets in that cubby hole now.
And I can watch TV from my side of the bed.
There is a blind over the TV for when I don't want to see the big black screen. But honestly, I rarely shut it. I'm such a television junkie, the set is always on.
I don't know what I'd do without my boy, all these little redos have kept him busy. We had some changes in the laundry room too, moving the dryer, getting a new washer, adding shelves. An electrician took care of moving the outlet, and set the dryer up. But when my son saw it, he said it was too low to vent directly outdoors, and built a box (from scrap lumber saved from ripping out the deck last year) to set it on to raise it up high enough so that the vent can be straight through the wall and not have to zig zag up and over the baseboard.
Not all redos are pretty, I used white duct tape over the old deck wood instead of painting. It worked so well, I did the same trick over laundry room shelves my son made for me too. (the left corner under the shelf) And while I wasn't going to do too much to gussy up this master closet/laundry room, I did tack up a curtain over the water hook ups and some of the ugliest parts. I could paint the conduit the electricians had to use to run the power to the dryer... nah. It's a closet, this is fine.
My son is very busy right now with two other carpentry jobs, so I'm waiting for him to finish those before he lays the floor in the guest room. I'll have pictures from the chain reaction of decorating that redo has caused soon too.
Or if you'd rather see them in person? Come and visit me at Birdsong 5!
(I promise I won't make you take a tour of the duct tape projects in the closet)