Cottage Media Console

Back here I was opining on a slimline piece of furniture to replace the more bulky television platform that my friend brought from her former home.

Something about the scale of the TV and the cabinet it's on is out of proportion.
Something about the scale of the TV and the cabinet it’s on is out of proportion.

The television stand is visually heavy and awkward in the corner of the Cottage living room area.

The Byas low console might fit just under the window.
The Byas low console might fit just under the window.

The tenant saw a low console in white at Ikea which is costs about $130.

Before
Before
The new television console is sleek and modern.
After

She put it together over Christmas weekend and remarked that it was about the easiest piece of furniture she has ever assembled.

The Ikea console fits just under the window.
The Ikea console fits just under the window.

When she finally moved it into place it fit perfectly under the triple window at the front of the Cottage. The bright shiny white finish lightens up and modernizes the area.

This narrow console holds and hides a lot of things.
This narrow console holds and hides a lot of things.

The console holds a television, a stereo, and books and DVDs in the large drawers.

Before
Before
The brown sewing machine in the foreground belongs to me and will eventually come back in my house.
AFTER  The brown sewing machine in the foreground belongs to me and will eventually come back into my house.

I’m sure my friend will play around with the television placement in the months when the view from the picture window is especially picturesque.

Are you good at following written directions? Or picture-only directions?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

5 thoughts on “Cottage Media Console”

  1. Oh yes, it looks much better. I like both words and pictures. The problem with many of the pictures is that they are too small! Hoping the plumber really comes today to fix the rusted out kitchen drain that is leaking into the wall and then into the crawl space. Thank goodness for dish pans.

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