Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A New Project

As if we didn't have enough on our plates with family drama, the kids in town and Wyatt's surgeries, Don and I decided to tackle our entertainment center. It has been on the "to do" list for years, but it was livable painted brown and just fading into the wall. When Christmas rolled by with new toys to store, it just seemed like a better solution to build up the entertainment center from the drawers he and my dad built when we first moved in.


Notice the ingenious plexiglass frame to keep little hands off the tv and away from the dvd and stereo buttons. All the electronics were just stacked on top of each other.


We have shelves to put all the electronics up. Don's game shelf holds his Wii and PlayStation as well as a basket for all the controllers and other pieces. Even the Wii fit board slides all the way back in it! I organized all the discs into separate organizers for movies and games. No more big, bulky, plastic games or dvd movie cases.

The tv is secured with a black ratchet strap around the top, so it is impossible for the boys to move or tip it. The bottom area holds more of the kids' books and a basket for some of their new games. We originally were going to put a door there, but have decided it would just get in the way. However, I would like to embellish the baskets -but am working on ideas for it.

I think my favorite part is the light Don has going around the top. He did most of this in just a matter of days, rarely having to recut any pieces. I think all the wires took the bulk of the time up, but everything works wonderfully. To quote Jax, "It looks be-u-tiful!".
Good job, honey!

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