This will be the fourth attempt since we’ve moved in to find the right piece to sit our beloved television on. I think this one’s a keeper. . . You remember last week’s try:–the Goodwill console that I loved but was way too small:
Meet it’s replacement:
As you can see, this area is no where near finished (can you see my paint swatch on the wall?), but I thought I would keep you up to date in my on-going console saga anyway. . . I liked the detailing on the doors–plus, it was already painted white and only $85.
Now, onto the next dilemma: what to do on the wall behind the tv? I don’t know about you, but flat screens and hanging art around them always stumps me a little. . . .
I haven’t quite decided on whether I’m going to center the tv, but I would definitely like to do some type of gallery wall, something like one of these:
Has anyone done a great gallery around their television? Pictures, please!
Stacey @ Petite de Lis Paperie says
I think I like this one more than the first one. What a great find!
Those are both great Emily. We have been looking for a console too. I can’t wait to see your wall when you finish it.
Janell @ Isabella and Max says
I have done something similar, but using ledges above the tv and console, did help divert attention away fro the tv. I adore this examples!! I laughed at the line “beloved tv…”, glad it’s finally found something to rest on! Janell
Dayka (Life +Style) says
i love the look of a gallery around the tv. i haven’t done it, but i would if i had a flat screen!
have a great day, emily!
a blonde and a brunette says
I love your new piece…that’s exactly what I want. Can’t wait to see what you decide to do with the wall!
[email protected] says
Oh I love your new piece! I loved the other one too! Don’t you love it when a vintage piece is updated and you can keep the original hardware?!
Anywho, I never thought about a gallery wall around a flat screen! I thinks its cool and now I’m going to save it for inspiration! If I come across more pics, I’ll send them your way:-)
I like the second one better than the first and I like the idea of floating shelves around a TV. it almost gives the impression of a built in media console and then you get to have all your entertainment right there – books etc.
[email protected]:podge says
I love the new console! I think an art wall around the TV would look fantastic-the inspiration photos are amazing. I like the TV off center and then photos, art and maybe mirrors around it would make it part of the art. You coud mount it on the wall as well.
I haven’t done anything like that, ours fits into a shelving system from Ikea, ours is the same as The Lettered Cottage (I think?)
good luck, can’t wait to see what you come up with!
My tv wall looks kind of similar. I did a floating white shelf above the tv (our ginormous tv also sits above a white thrift store credenza). I also considered a gallery wall but didn’t have enough prints of the right size.
The Redhead Riter says
I like the replacement better too. Not as symmetrical, but still symmetrical. LOL You know what I mean?
Your console looks great, Emily! I love it. I haven’t done a gallery around a t.v., but I would like to try it. Out of the two pictures you posted, the second one is my favorite!! BTW, I like the console next to the color swatch. It’s going to look so pretty!
Bailey Quin says
ummm I haven’t but I am GOING TO now! To disguise my fiances super heinous super GIANT TV that ate our family room wall. Brills.
Love the new console! I did more of a symmetrical arrangement around our TV, but I like the gallery walls you posted that help the TV blend in.
You can see the pictures of our TV/wall arrangement on my blog here: http://name5things.blogspot.com/2010/05/bedroom-update-gallery-wall.html.
Moxie Maley says
I really love the new armoire – and for $85!! Wow! I have had your same dilemna and still have nothing on the walls behind my TV but rather used really tall vases on each end of the console. I’m on the search too!
Elisabeth Michael says
Emily, I definitely like the second pic the best. The other is too equivalent in my opinion. Glad you finally found what you were looking for. ;)
I have the same dilemma! Can’t wait to see what you choose to do!
It’s beautiful Emily! Definitely the right choice. I also had quite the time finding the right console as my tv was so large. I’ll email you a photo of how I placed my art around it.
Sixty-Fifth Avenue says
Great find! and painted already! We have our tv hanging with one picture on either side. If I had more wall space I would do a gallery…We have a vent near the ceiling that would make it too weird. Can’t wait to see what you do.
Edwards Family says
Wow, and I didn’t think you would find something I would love more than that first one at such an amazing price, I love to be wrong! (c: The gallery idea is genius…so nice to have flatscreens to do it with!
oh my gosh Emily! I have a flat screen tv hanging on my wall and I have just not know what the heck to do with it! I think you’ve solved my dilemma with the art gallery look! That’s awesome! I love your new console by the way!
Love the new console. It looks like the perfect size. I think doing a gallery wall would be great. To throw a little balance in the mix, maybe you could add some dimension using those extender things from Pottery Barn. Here’s a link.
I’m so glad you said that piece was already painted white! I can’t imagine going through refinishing all over again, but hey – you’re the expert at that! :) We have the same dilemma with our TV. After trying different things, I now have three large framed pieces of hand-printed wrapping paper above the TV. It’s a geometric print that picks up all the other colors in the room. Not sure if it’ll last, but it’s my best solution so far!
I love the white piece! Great find!
Hope you are enjoying your summer,
I love the idea of a gallery wall around the TV. Thanks! I have a wonderful gallery of family photos on another wall in the living room, what if I moved them around the TV? I will find out this fall when I’m finally spending some time indoors. Do tell, have you sold the other one yet?
(BTW the chair fabric is on it’s way, I can’t wait to see it all done!)
ooo, I love this one even better!!! Did you sell your other one? I think it would have been too big for my sister’s apartment after seeing her place in person. We passed Belmont on the way to Mary Jo’s the other day and I thought of you and was wondering how your TV console saga was going. Glad to see you have a winner finally! I love the idea of a gallery wall… We just have bookshleves on either side of our console but if we didn’t then I would have done a gallery! Good luck, can’t wait to see the end result!
[email protected] says
Perfect replacement to the smaller one. I love the idea of incorporating the tv into a wall arrangement. It takes the focus off the tv.
Marcus Design says
I remember seeing the first one on tv, I love it! And the new console you got is even prettier than the last! Way to go, it’s a great find at a great price.
Saara @ GEORGE Interior Design says
TOTALLY know what you mean about flat screens and hanging art around it…stumps me too!! I’m excited to see what you end up doing!
love the new console, it looks almost the same and even better it fits the cable box!
Hello Lover... says
I have zero pictures of my own but have been saving similar images for quite some time – I plan on doing this exact same thing in our second bedroom/office when we finally get around to fully finishing that room – I love the idea and cannot wait to see how you do it!
Cannot believe you found that piece for $85 it’s amazing! And looks so good!
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