Welcome To the 11th Masterpiece Monday

Boogieboard Cottage
My masterpiece this week is a living room area makeover and thrift find.
Before:
This is the way our TV area has looked for a while.  We kept our old timey TV for a long time after everyone else started owning flat screens. We like being frugal and don't mind waiting longer to update our electronics when the prices become more reasonable and the models are more updated.  
It was also time to make some furniture changes because the flat screen wasn't going to fit into the old cabinet. And I've been wanting to get rid of the cluttered collection of cabinets along that wall. As you can see, in the bottom 3 pictures above, we tried putting two curbside finds together on the right side of the TV, which don't match up and are a bit of an eye sore.
After:
Have you priced some of the new flat screen entertainment centers out there? Yikes, They can cost 2 or 3 times as much as the flat screen. It can make waiting for the right price for a flat screen to be not so cost effective! I finally found exactly what I looking for at Goodwill for $19.99 and it was already painted white and has a ton of storage!

Masterpiece Monday Linky Guidelines

1. Please link to the specific post, not your blog!
2. Feel free to link up any of your masterpiece's whether they're crafts, recipes, decor, thrifty finds, etc.
3. Please include a brief description in link up.
4. Grab my Masterpiece Monday button on the sidebar and include it in your post or a link to Boogieboard Cottage so people can find you and more great ideas.
5. Please check and make sure your link works. If it doesn't you can delete it and try again.
6. Please no direct links to sales sites, i.e. ETSY or just a plain ol' commercial site, we are looking for your home made masterpieces we can recreate, thanks!


Have fun!

..: Welcome To the 11th Masterpiece Monday

Saturday, March 12

Welcome To the 11th Masterpiece Monday

Boogieboard Cottage
My masterpiece this week is a living room area makeover and thrift find.
Before:
This is the way our TV area has looked for a while.  We kept our old timey TV for a long time after everyone else started owning flat screens. We like being frugal and don't mind waiting longer to update our electronics when the prices become more reasonable and the models are more updated.  
It was also time to make some furniture changes because the flat screen wasn't going to fit into the old cabinet. And I've been wanting to get rid of the cluttered collection of cabinets along that wall. As you can see, in the bottom 3 pictures above, we tried putting two curbside finds together on the right side of the TV, which don't match up and are a bit of an eye sore.
After:
Have you priced some of the new flat screen entertainment centers out there? Yikes, They can cost 2 or 3 times as much as the flat screen. It can make waiting for the right price for a flat screen to be not so cost effective! I finally found exactly what I looking for at Goodwill for $19.99 and it was already painted white and has a ton of storage!

Masterpiece Monday Linky Guidelines

1. Please link to the specific post, not your blog!
2. Feel free to link up any of your masterpiece's whether they're crafts, recipes, decor, thrifty finds, etc.
3. Please include a brief description in link up.
4. Grab my Masterpiece Monday button on the sidebar and include it in your post or a link to Boogieboard Cottage so people can find you and more great ideas.
5. Please check and make sure your link works. If it doesn't you can delete it and try again.
6. Please no direct links to sales sites, i.e. ETSY or just a plain ol' commercial site, we are looking for your home made masterpieces we can recreate, thanks!


Have fun!

9 Comments:

At March 13, 2011 at 5:38 AM , Blogger Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

What a great idea, Mary!It's lovely and you can't beat that price! I found the same thing while looking at media cabinets and bought a PB knock-off at Target! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

 
At March 13, 2011 at 10:26 AM , Blogger Carolyn @ Adrift on the Lake said...

I am in the process of repainting a dresser to do the same thing!

Thanks for hosting Masterpiece Monday -- I look forward it it each week and click on every single link added. So much fun!

 
At March 13, 2011 at 3:56 PM , Blogger Suzie said...

Thanks for hosting--can't wait to look around!

 
At March 13, 2011 at 6:23 PM , Anonymous Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

You gotta love Goodwill!! Hubby built our entertainment center; we looked around but they were sooooo expensive! thanks for hosting.

 
At March 13, 2011 at 6:53 PM , Blogger Sharon@Keen Inspirations said...

There's nothing better than a GW repurpose! Thanks for hosting! I have a Pampered Chef Giveaway going on. Please come by and enter! Have a wonderful week!

 
At March 13, 2011 at 8:53 PM , Blogger Mary Ellen said...

I am so loving all the furniture transformations that i see in blogland! you did a great job!

Thank you for letting me link up to your fun party!!!

 
At March 13, 2011 at 9:19 PM , Anonymous Scribbler said...

I love finding something which can be repurposed. I think a lot of old dressers are going to be holding flat-screens. I am now using my old entertainment center as a china cabinet and a linen press in the DR.

 
At March 14, 2011 at 5:09 AM , Anonymous Mind Movies Review said...

Everything looks beautiful and stunning! I wish I also had skills like they have!

 
At March 14, 2011 at 6:43 PM , Blogger Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Wow, that is perfect. I love all the storage it has. Great find. ~~Sherry~~

 

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