As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this home on the edge of town, this family, this neighborhood—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.




Saturday, December 2, 2017

New Media Cabinet


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! 



30 comments:

  1. A very elegant and attractive piece of furniture.

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    1. Thank you, Elizabethd! I am so pleased with it!

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  2. That is a great piece of furniture and goes perfectly there in your new home. Job well done.

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    1. Thank you, Lorraine! I'll pass your kind words on to Ron!

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  3. Lovely piece of furniture. And I love the Christmas arrangement with the lamb.
    Your living room looks so cozy and inviting.

    Wishing you joy...
    Brenda
    xox

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    1. Thank you so much, Brenda! I think Hudson (the lamb) feels quite at home up there on the new cabinet. :)

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  4. How well-thought-out...and what a handsome piece.
    Perfect fit for Pineapple House!

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    1. Thanks so much, Rebecca!
      Not everyone can have a piece custom built, in house! I am very fortunate!

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  5. Fabulous! You have a talented husband. Great planned out project for sure. Happy December to you!

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    1. I agree . . . Ron is quite talented! He loves to create, and I am blessed to be the recipient of his projects!

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  6. Ron is so talented! That turned out perfectly. I had not considered how much room cd cases take, but I am pondering it now.

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    1. Thank you, Vee! I am certainly blessed with a handy guy!

      It's hard to part with those cases initially. But here in the information age, you really can tap into all of that information when you need it.

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  7. Beautiful job!! Well done. I really like that it is mounted high and that you cut down SO much clutter by puttin the movies in paper sleaves!!! Smahrt!!! So much neater and less to dust or store. Always a win :-) !!! ~tammy

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    1. Thank you, Tammy! It really is amazing how much room you save without those cases. I have never been sorry that I ditched them!

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  8. I love this Cheryl! What a great piece of furniture and so nice to organize your "uglys". You must be so pleased with this!

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    1. Thank you, Rosella! I am very pleased!

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  9. Your Ron is a great craftsman, Cheryl. How wonderful to see what you want in your mind's eye and then have him build it for you! The Pineapple House living room is looking so lovely with your new cabinet and your pretty Christmas tree. ♥

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    1. I am quite fortunate to have an on-site creator and builder!

      Thanks, Martha Ellen! Don't you think that everything looks just a little bit prettier at Christmastime?

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  10. Ron is so good at these projects!!

    It looks great and functions well! Win!

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    1. Thank you, Deanna! Ron enjoys creating these projects and I am the winner!

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  11. Ron is really good! I grew up in a family of carpenters so I know what I'm talking about. Oh how I miss having someone to make me furniture. I know you are going to enjoy your new cabinet.

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    1. Thanks, Kathy! I'll pass your words along to Ron.

      Yes, we are already enjoying this new cabinet so much!

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  12. I love your media cabinet Cheryl, the black does have blue undertones, and that makes it perfect! Thank you for the sleeve idea for cd's and dvd's. I love organization. Thumbs up to Ron for his creativity.
    Your Thanksgiving posts blessed me so much, you have such a beautiful family, and the memories that are being made and stored will carry those young ones through many times in their lives. What a wonderful heritage you and Ron are giving them.
    Thank you for visiting, I am sorry it takes me so long to visit, so much going on here at the farm, our ewes are lambing, which is a good thing, I love having Christmas lambs, a great reminder of the True lamb of God.
    I also wanted to have the house decorated for Christmas by Dec. 1st, mission completed.
    Blessings,
    Sue

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    1. Thank you for your kind comments, Sue! Indeed, we love having our family around, as I know that you do too.

      No need for apologies! We all do our best to connect while leading lives that are full. :)

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  13. Cheryl,
    It is gorgeous and how sweet of your hubby to make this for you. Love your vignette for Christmas on top too.
    Kris

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    1. Thank you, Kris, for your visit and your kind words!

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  14. It looks so good in your living room! And how nice to have all that clutter "behind the scenes." Your hubby is so talented!

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    1. Thank you, Dotsie! He is talented . . . and I am a big fan of "behind the scenes"!

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  15. I love your new cabinet...Ron did a fantastic job! It's nice to have a place to store all those necessary items. Your living room looks great with the new addition and your Christmas tree is so pretty!

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    1. Thank you, Cheryl! It's the gift that keeps on giving! :)

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