Entertain Me

One Saturday this Summer we went yardsaling. Is that even a word?  I shard most of what we found in this post, and in Noah’s updated room reveal but one thing I haven’t shared until now is our new old entertainment center found we found for $10.

updated living room 3

Well, actually I don’t think it was an entertainment center in it’s former life but it is now.  It’s a little worn and has definitely seen better days but it’s nothing a little paint and sanding can’t take care of. I’m on the hunt for some fabric to act as a screen behind the wire on the doors and I’m still back and forth on the paint.  I would really love something light but I have plans and paint to redo all the walls in the living room to match the undertone of the silver accent wall in the dining area which leaves the color of the entertainment center still up for grabs.

dining table

It’s a super soft light blue/gray color that should lighten up the entire area.  I get happy just thinking about it.  Unfortunately, the brushes don’t paint the walls themselves so it’s just going to have to wait until after Noah’s birthday party next month at least.

Let’s take a little trip down memory lane to see what the living room used to look like.

living room 6Our armoire was  nice and functional but it was also big.  I mean huge, deep, .. and heavy. It towered over the entire living room,  looking like it was ready to pounce on anyone who dared come close to it.  ML and I had had plans to replace it for a while.  That’s why the sliders were still underneath the armoire in the picture above.

updated living room 2The new entertainment center is much more shallow.  The armoire was 24″ deep vs. the now 15″ deep entertainment center.  It’s also much shorter so it doesn’t take up as much space visually in the room either.  It’s nice to not have a huge piece of furniture competing with the mantel.  It gets the spotlight all to itself now.

I’ll admit it looks a little funny with the gallery wall behind it but someday… hopefully fairly soon we plan to relocate the gallery to the wall behind the love seat.

living room 8So what is the fate of our armoire?  It’s still up in the air.  Right now it’s still in the living room.  Looking at the picture above its in the far right corner where the screen used to be.  This is just a temporary placement until we decide its future but in the meantime it is being used to hide Noah’s dollhouse from her until her birthday.  I’ve slowly been working on it over the past couple of months and can’t wait to share it with y’all!

We like the armoire. We really do. But how practical are they now?  Now that flat screens have replaced the old tube there’s no need for a piece of furniture that deep. Televisions in the living room aren’t considered taboo anymore either. We all watch them and we all have them.  It’s ok to let the neighbors know.  Another use for an armoire is additional storage in a bedroom.  Like how we use ours in the master bedroom.  The only problem here is that we don’t need an additional armoire now and I’m not sure if we will in the future. Closets these days come with pretty adequate storage and armoires can take up some major real estate space in the bedroom.

Do you still have armoires in your house?  Have you found yourself slowly replacing them with smaller pieces of furniture?  What are other pieces of furniture that are we losing their need for?

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2 thoughts on “Entertain Me

    1. Krystle Post author

      I think the smaller entertainment centers are a nice change but will probably never replace the beautiful detail found in an old armoire.

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