I finally found this console at a resale furniture shop. It was marked $200 but the husband got them to drop it to $150. I was drawn to the simple lines and the woven door detail. I was not, however, in love with the finish.
Click through to see more of the console and our living room.
I popped off the wooden panel behind the woven section so the remote signal would work through the doors. Then I painted the cabinet grey and applied polyurethane.
We also mounted the TV to the wall at the same time as we replaced the console. I love how it looks, but it was a huge pain in the rear. You live and learn. If we ever mount a TV it will be a piece of cake. (I used this tutorial as a guideline).
The new console is bigger in every way, but the arrangement makes the room feel so much more open!
I am always so satisfied with how home projects turn out but I find them to be far more stressful and time consuming than my simple sewing projects.
Have you completed any home projects lately?