New Cabinet in the Living Room

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:

Farmhouse style living room decor. Easy idea to decorate around the TV!

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:

Farmhouse style living room decor. Easy idea to decorate around the TV!

Farmhouse style living room decor. Easy idea to decorate around the TV!

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.

Farmhouse style living room decor. Easy idea to decorate around the TV! Farmhouse style living room decor. Easy idea to decorate around the TV! Farmhouse style living room decor. Easy idea to decorate around the TV!

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!

Farmhouse style living room decor. Easy idea to decorate around the TV!

Farmhouse style living room decor. Easy idea to decorate around the TV!

Farmhouse style living room decor. Easy idea to decorate around the TV!

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:

And here’s a couple other fun blog posts you might have missed:

Farmhouse Style Home Office Reveal!

Farmhouse Bedroom Updates

Farmhouse Style Fall Decor

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  1. 8.15.18
    Donna Bergthold said:

    Love it! Looks great in your living room!

    • 8.16.18
      Sarah said:

      thank you sweet Donna!

    • 1.20.20

      Where did you get the beautiful under tv cabinet? I don’t see a reference 🥺

  2. 8.15.18
    Becky said:

    Sarah you are so good at making changes. I would have never thought to go with this new cabinet but wow it is awesome. You style things so perfectly too. I want you to come to my house. I could only wish. Enjoy your new cabinet and I can’t wait for the pumpkins to come out!!! Such fun. Thanks Sarah. 💞💓

    • 8.16.18
      Sarah said:

      haha I would love to help with your house Becky!! That would be so much fun.

  3. 8.15.18
    Andrea Mack said:

    I’m debating about a new tv console as well…I absolutely LOVE this!!! I have a sort of farmhouse/industrial theme and this would fit perfectly. I love how you’ve styled it and I love the look!

    • 8.16.18
      Sarah said:

      Thank you Andrea!! I’m so happy with how it all came together. It’s such a cool cabinet!

  4. 8.15.18
    Ann said:

    Luv the doors on the new cabinet🤙🏻

  5. 8.15.18
    Nitaj said:

    I too get attached to some furniture. I have an armoire from my old house in my reading room at the new house. It’s too big for the space and I don’t have anywhere else to put it but I’m struggling to let it go.
    I am also ready for pumpkins and mums and all thing fall!

    • 8.16.18
      Sarah said:

      I know that feeling very well. Funny how some pieces just pull us in and we can’t let go, even when we should!

  6. 8.15.18
    Debbie said:

    I love the new cabinet. I love the front doors on it. It looks perfect there. I love how you styled it…but then again, I love all that you do!! Enjoy it friend!

    • 8.16.18
      Sarah said:

      Ah you’re too sweet Debbie. Thank you so much! xo

  7. 8.15.18
    Marty Oravetz said:

    What a fabulous piece. I love it. Great choice

    • 8.16.18
      Sarah said:

      Thanks Marty!

  8. 8.15.18
    Laura Harrie said:

    Sarah, love the new tv cabinet, but am waiting to see how you will repurpose the old cabinet into another useful item for your home. You can’t just cast it aside!

    • 8.15.18
      Sarah said:

      We actually gave it away to someone that needed it for free. So it got a second life!

  9. 8.15.18
    Kathy said:

    When I first saw it, before you had it in place and styled, I wasn’t sure, but I absolutely love it. It’s perfect for the space and warms it up. I agree that the metal doors coordinate so well with the metal of your barn doors. Good call!

    • 8.16.18
      Sarah said:

      Thanks Kathy! I love how it all came together.

  10. 8.15.18
    Dina said:

    That is the coolest console I’ve ever seen!!!!!!!

    • 8.16.18
      Sarah said:

      Isn’t it neat Dina?! Definitely a fun and unique piece.

  11. 8.15.18
    Ruth Krems said:

    Love it! I love the industrial/farmhouse look!

    • 8.16.18
      Sarah said:

      Thanks Ruth!

  12. 8.15.18
    Brenda Johnson said:

    It looks so good. I love the black doors on it and how it adds so much contrast to your room.

    • 8.16.18
      Sarah said:

      Thanks Brenda, I think this room really needed that contrast.

  13. 8.15.18
    Shirley said:

    What a huge difference that makes in your space. I love the new console so much! I never really cared to much for the old one mainly because I thought there was too much white. This definitely has the rustic industrial vibe that trypuly matches the door hardware. I don’t really like paying that much for a console either but when you find something like that…well that’s makes a huge difference. I would pay that for this item. It’s just got so much charm!

    • 8.16.18
      Sarah said:

      I agree Shirley, there was too much white with the old one. This is a much better fit and it gives this space so much more warmth!

  14. 8.15.18
    Teresa said:

    Love it Sarah, It looks amazing!

    • 8.16.18
      Sarah said:

      Thanks so much Teresa! xo

  15. 8.22.18
    Martha said:

    Love the cabinet as wells the barn doors!

    • 8.23.18
      Sarah said:

      thank you Martha!

  16. 11.15.18
    Rhonda said:

    Love the cabinet. Please. Where did you purchase it??

  17. 5.6.19
    Amber said:

    I would like to know where you got the books that are inside the console? I love the look!

  18. 9.30.20
    Liz said:

    What a great idea! Where is your media storage bottom cabinet from???