It’s not really a TV stand. And, it’s not really big enough. But I think this little antique chest is a treasure and I like the character it adds to our living room. My dad found this on one of his yard sale adventures years ago and paid a whopping $25 for it. Our television actually sticks out a couple of inches beyond the width of the chest, which I’m sure is some design no-no, but sometimes we just have to go with it.
I’m also working with a vent, several boxes (don’t ask me) and a mass of cords. I’m sure there’s a magic box where we could roll all of this into one but my husband loves his cords and collects them like I collect blue and white. But, there’s no way I’m going to look at them every day so my solution was to hide and disguise, using lots of layers. I have an abundance of design books and used them to fill space under the chest. (Our DirectTV box sits on top of one stack.)
I balanced out each side with a big basket (blankets hide little toys and trinkets I find around the house and throw in the bottom) and a large blue and white jar. I do like that the TV sits back in this little nook behind our powder room and recently added stacked art on the right to give some balance to the doorway on the left.