Well, today marks the end of an era my friends. After nearly ten years with our beloved tv console, we have finally replaced it with a new one. I honestly can’t believe it’s been that long, but it’s true. It was one of the only things we bought brand new when we moved into our first home back in 2009. Everything else was from either yard sales or handed down to us from family members. And I gotta say, that little cabinet served us very well over the years, but it was getting awfully worn down and the time had come for us to part ways. I’ve had my eye on a few possible replacements for a while now and I finally decided on this one earlier this week when I noticed it was on a really good sale. I’m excited to show you how it looks today and how I styled it in our living room! But just for kicks, let’s start with a before photo of our old TV cabinet:
It was definitely a cute little cabinet, but if you look closely you can see that it wasn’t in the best shape anymore. And you might remember that I did a quick budget friendly makeover on this a few years ago too. I really did love how it turned out, but those baskets just never worked in there was well as I would have liked and it was getting really scuffed up. So after ten long years, it was finally time for a change. Here’s how the new cabinet looks now:
Quite the difference, right?! Isn’t it funny how a single piece of furniture can totally change the vibe of an entire space. Every time I walk into our living room now I have to do a double-take because it’s just so different from what we had before. I love it.
This cabinet is a few inches smaller than our old one and I think it fits the size of our living room much better. Plus I just love the industrial look. The black metal doors add tons of character and it blends in really well with the rustic vibe of our sliding barn door TV cover. I had so much fun styling this with a few of my favorite things–like those old books, greenery, my little blue vintage fan. I wanted to keep the decor really simple for now, but I’m already thinking about how cute this is going to look with a bunch of pumpkins for fall!
Being the overly sentimental person that I am, I was a bit sad to see our old TV cabinet go. It had been with us through a lot of big life changes over these past ten years, so of course I formed an emotional connection to it even though I was tired of looking at that boxy thing. How the heck does that happen?! I don’t know, I guess I’m just a weirdo like that. But either way, it was definitely time for something new. And I do think this console table suits our living room so much better. I love the rustic vibe and the weathered wood warms up this space perfectly!
I’d love to hear what you think of this little switcheroo in our living room. And if you’re on the hunt for a new console table too, here are a few of the options that were on my wish list. Click the lower right side of the image for more info:
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