Here is our brand spanking new media cabinet, homemade by my hubby!
We hadn't been at Pineapple House a week when we purchased the TV stand below at a bargain basement price, but we knew then that it was a temporary solution.
We had plans (but not time) to build something that would house all of our media components: TV, blu-ray player, iPod, Wii, DVDs, CDs, etc. Whenever possible, I like to "hide ugly stuff" so I wanted a cabinet with doors. I also thought our room needed something tall, because most of the furniture was the same height.
When we rearranged the living room in August, we knew that the time was right for this project! So after Ron completed the project he was working on (making shutters for the living room windows), he got to work and created the cabinet I saw in my mind's eye!
See all the "ugly stuff"? I love that it's behind doors when we're not using it.
The television is mounted on an extension bracket. It can come out of the cabinet just a bit and it can be angled toward the viewer(s).
A few years ago, I was looking for a way to store our collection of DVDs and CDs which were taking up way too much space. The solution was to ditch all of the cases (eek!), put the discs in paper sleeves, categorize them, and store them in these media baskets.
My solution may not be for everyone. In fact, I had to do a sales pitch here at my house! But if we need to know any of the information that was on the case (the year the movie was made, who the actors are, etc.), IMDb is there at the click of a mouse with all of that and more!
Full disclosure: A few movie cases were squirreled away because the owners could not bear to part with them. 😉
The original plan was to paint the media cabinet the the custom color I had mixed for the smaller TV stand. I asked Ron to paint black as an undercoat . . . and then I liked it, so black it was!
(I think the color reads a little blue in these pics, but it is really a true black.)
And so the last project on our "Pineapple House living room" list has been completed!