A few months ago, we did a detailed photo shoot of our den. Everyone seemed to love our TV surrounded by pictures.
We thought it was a clever idea to use 2 Ikea bookcases turned on their sides as our television console….
It was clever, it just wasn’t complete is some way.
I am one of those people who is never satisfied with something the first time I do it.
I had always meant to build a base for it to stand on…Something that made it look a little more like a piece of furniture and not a couple of Ikea bookcases on their sides. As usual, I broke out the power tools to build a 2X4 base with a well-mitered select pine 1X4 trim on the 3 showing sides.
Then I stained it with water based Ebony stain. Water based stain dries quickly, washes off hands easily, and doesn’t have toxic fumes.
We took this opportunity to take everything off the console, dust profusely, and even rewire all the TV components…..’Till it looked more like this…..
I know, I know,…..Way. More. Much. Better
And yeah, Titanic was on at the time………
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