Our old tv stopped working, so we finally broke down and bought a flat screen tv; every man's dream, and every woman's decorating nightmare.
While I was brain storming on where to put the tv, I thought we could re-invent some bookcases. We had three tall bookcases that we purchased over 20 years ago. I was just tired of the bulk and dusting the shelves. I thought we could whack off (technical term) the shelves, use the bottom enclosed portions and put a new wood top on the full length to combine the three units.
I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Graphite.
This was the first time I used chalk paint, and I'm thrilled with the results.
New pulls and knobs were also installed.
I love how it turned out. Creative thriftiness at its best.
One big glitch we had is that our cat, Smokey, kept jumping up on top of the tv (yikes). He would do this repeatedly, and we were afraid he'd scratch the tv, or worse, that it would tip. So Mr. Wildwood quickly installed a shelf above the tv, which we call Smokey's Mantle. The shelf needs to be sanded and sealed yet.
Do you ever have to decorate around your pets?
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