Sometimes electronics can ruin the look of your room and most media centers are so NOT cute! I really don't like looking at all of the black and silver when I want to feel relaxed and calm. So I came up with my own solution! I converted a vintage dresser into a media center to hide my television, DVD player and all that other ugly stuff! First, I made a frame to go around the television to hide the silver rim. The bottom of the frame matches the bottom of the dresser; I had to make the frame thicker at the bottom because the rim of the television was thicker there. Most of my guests think the television is a mirror.
I cut the drawer fronts off and threw the rest away! Each draw front is completely removable so all of my gadgets fit easily inside. The drawers stay in place with magnets.
I wanted to line the shelves with book paper, but I never got around to doing it!
When the drawers are placed on the dresser
I can still control everything by remote by pointing it at this hidden sensor.
You can barely see it because I hid it in this hydrangea!
I wanted my living room to feel just a cozy as my bedroom.
It can be fun and interesting to place items in unexpected places, I placed these perfume bottles and vanity mirrors on the dresser to make my living room different!
This vintage suitcase stores my remotes.
I don't get to watch much television, but when I do it is cozy and relaxing.
Since so many of my customers want a peek inside my home, I thought I would start to share some pics of my favorite things around my house!
Knock Knock - come on in!
I love my door knocker with it's aged patina!
I think having a basket of slippers for guest to slip on is a great way to welcome them!
These are easy to wash once worn!
I don't have a home phone, only a cell, but I couldn't leave my phone nook empty!
I had a hard time finding a small rug in the color I needed so I made one myself. I painted these diamonds on the back of a piece of linoleum and put a protective clear finish over it! So easy and inexpensive to make!!
This weekend is a national conference for Mary Kay and I was lucky enough to decorate the stage and help with some details for the event! They loved the paper dresses on my dress forms and asked that they be placed on stage for everyone to enjoy! Here are a few pics!
We displayed some of the many magazine covers the speaker, Jeanie, had collected over the years.
Are you wondering what we are doing here....
These are the GIANT styrofoam letters we covered with tiny paper floral blooms! These letters stand over 8 feet tall! Are you wondering why "IT" is on the stage!?! Well, Jeanie's slogan is "IT."
The special guests for the evening will be sitting in chairs with angel wings - Jeanie's speech includes angels!
Thanks Deb and Jeanie for letting me help with this wonderful conference!
Whimsy is a retail boutique located in Morris, Illinois. We have been open just over two years...YEAH! If you stop in you will see vintage finds, found objects, and collectables. This blog is about my shop, my style observations and seasonal events. Please call us with any questions: 815.513.5600 -------------------
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Traci Tessone, owner.