When you move into a new home there seem to be two kinds of spaces. The first are those spaces that come together naturally, almost effortlessly. The second are those spaces that you have to redo and retry over and over again to get just right. Maybe the space is weird, or it's challenging to find just the right pieces. This is a story about a space like that… the bad kind.
For a year and a half, our TV area looked like this:
It was a mess. As you can see, I had an idea about making a TV table out of crates that didn't quiteeee shape up as I had hoped. I realized that it wasn't going to work basically immediately, but after trying and failing to find a cool media table that was short enough to fit this tiny corner wall, I moved on to other projects. Sometimes when you live in a house for a while you can develop blind spots to unfinished areas; this was one of my biggest ones!
So, I continued ignoring this space until a year and a half later, after Josh had joined our team, when it dawned on me that HE COULD TOTALLY MAKE A CUSTOM TABLE! (Insert cheers! This is the turning point, you guys!)
I shared my inspiration with Josh. I love the modern media cabinets from places like Gus* Modern and Joybird, but sadly, I needed a custom size. So Josh took this inspiration and drew up a plan. He's crazy talented.
He built this awesome table! (DIY tutorial coming soon, don't you worry!)
And I'm so happy with our space now. It completes the room! It feels fresh and intentional and (best of all) DONE.
Here are the art links, in case you are curious about our mini gallery wall:
1. I Hate Selfies by Monramos 2. Zeb Zebra by TinyFawn 3. Girl 1 Print by Pencilbox Shop 4. Succulent Poster by Leah Duncan
Thanks for taking a look at our new television space. It was totally worth the wait! Josh will be back soon with the epic project details. xx- Elsie
Credits // Author and Photography: Elsie Larson. Photos edited with Stella from The Signature Collection.
Where are the frames from??
Where did you find the frames??
Such a brilliant use of space! I love that it has such a warm feeling to it!
That was a great make over. Do you have ideas for a sewing table my space is limited.
I have coveted that Leah Duncan print for ages. Hmm…this might push me over the edge if it’s still available!
I love the art!! The table is amazing too, but the art is killing me…I think that I will make my bedroom walls white, and completely change my colour scheme, so that I can do a letter with black spots like that one 😉
OH MY GOD ! I can’t wait to see the tutorial, it looks amazing !
Looks really really good 🙂
I cannot wait for the DIY project. I am loving that zebra print. Off to Esty I go.
Love the after look and also adore the wall opposite the TV from what I can see in the reflection. Beautiful! x
Your new tv area is really awesome!!
Too bad not everyone has a Josh around… 😉
Beautiful! I have seen those yellow roses in other posts I think? Are they a fake arrangement? They look awesome! Where did you find them?
Love that you have a Super Nintendo! Best game system, I still have one too. Super Mario kart and donkey kong country are where it’s at!
YES, the old Nintendo!
yes, my same reaction
that cabinet is amazing!! i love the new look, so cleaned up, modern and gorgeous!!
That looks fantastic! I am trying to do something similar in my house but my husband doesn’t trust me around the TV, he is afraid I’ll get rid of it 😉
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uggg TVs. We finally decided on what we will do with ours. In fact, just last night we primed the family room to get things going. Yah, paint!
That cabinet is awesome! Not sure about the art arrangement though, with the art in such a narrow column it drew my eye straight to the popcorn ceiling.
This is a great transformation, the before pic was not good! I love the succulent print, cool!
This is so darling. I love the little, white cabinet beneath the TV with the little circles. 🙂 Hope you have a beautiful day!
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