We are currently changing things up in our living room and we are very happy with our first project, an antique sideboard turned TV stand. When my husband and I moved to Vermont 10 years ago, we did not have any living room furniture. We were living in a small New York City apartment and our futon couch was not going to cut it in our new home. We rushed to a big box store and purchased a traditional leather sectional sofa along with a bulky entertainment center. I did not know my decorating style back then and I was just grateful to have something decent looking and comfortable to sit on.
Fast forward 10 years and our living room was starting to look very tired and uninspiring. The hiccup is that our budget did not allow for new furniture this year. What do you do when you can’t afford new throw pillows and you heart desires an entire new living room? You get creative! I decided to sell our entertainment center on Craigslist and with the money, I purchased an antique sideboard, a new TV and a corner hutch. Our living room is part of a great room along with our kitchen and the L shape sectional sofa was enclosing our living room. I really wanted to open the space up but again, our budget was not allowing us to purchase a new sofa. This time, I decided to trade sofas with my sister. She got our sectional couch and I got one of her sofas. It is not an antique one, which I would love to have one day, but it looks much better than the big bulky sectional.
In the next few weeks, I will be working on different projects in our living room and talking a bit more about our journey of decorating on a shoestring budget or should I say, on a no budget. Today, I wanted to show you our ”new” antique sideboard turned TV stand.This is the corner hutch I got on Craigslist for $60.00. It needs a coat of paint and some work but it will be worth it at the end.The TV will hang on the wall (when my husband gets to it!) and we are hoping to do a batten board wall treatment in the entire living room. The sideboard has little drawers with wooden dividers that are perfect for storing remotes.We drilled two small holes in the back of the sideboard for all of our cables and cords. The drawers are great to store DVD’s and our family photo albums. I also had fun making quilt pumpkins to dress up the top of our sideboard for fall. I found this idea in the October issue of Country Living magazine.
I LOVE antique quilts but unfortunately, I can’t afford them right now. I thought that the next best thing would be to make a few quilt pumpkins to decorate our living room this fall.Let me know what you think about our ”new” antique sideboard turned TV stand. Thank you so much for visiting this blog and I will be back soon with another living room project. If you would like to see what I am pinning every day, you can follow me on Pinterest HERE.
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