Back in February, I took on the project of all projects building a 12ft by 8ft entertainment center with my dad. And after it was built, it sat empty because although I have crazy cool vision for creating a project, I never feel confident in the accessorizing department. Every once in a while I would come across something I liked and months later we have a semi-accessorized unit!
But lets start from the beginning, a couple months after moving in:
A year later we finally got around to replacing the mauve carpet, painted the walls and hung drapes:
At the beginning of this year I flew my dad down and we spent the most exhausting 7 days making this come to life. I still look at it sometimes and I’m amazed that the drawing I made two years ago actually came to be. I learned so much in this process and I’m just sick enough that I would do it again!
Here’s our step-by-step process:
DIY Entertainment Center – Day 1
DIY Entertainment Center – Day 2
DIY Entertainment Center – Day 3
DIY Entertainment Center – Day 4
DIY Entertainment Center – Day 5
DIY Entertainment Center – Day 6
DIY Entertainment Center – Day 7
Love that thing. So perfect for the space. You are quite talented.
I love it! I am truly impressed by your grit and talent for building things, amazing!
Probably more grit than talent but I'm a testament that hard work can go a long ways!
Looks great! Where did you get the rug you have in that room?
It's a piece of carpet that we had made into a rug. The most affordable option we came across when looking for a rug that large.
It looks awesome! I love your couches…do you find them hard to keep clean with kids? My husband wants leather but I like the look and feel of cloth…
You are extremely talented. I think you are really good at the accessorizing part, actually!
We love our couches. This is the first time we've had dark couches and we won't go back as long as we have kids. I do love leather, but I love fabric with children. Plus, in Arizona when it gets hot you just sweat sitting on a warm leather couch.
Wow, this looks just like you bought it home from a shop! You're so talented 🙂 You must have such a sense of accomplishment whenever you sit down to watch tv now!
You're right, every time I enter the room there's a sense of accomplishment. My husband claims I might get the same satisfaction from cleaning a room but building is much more fun! 🙂
Wow. It's amazing. Good work!
that is such a cool tv 🙂
Doesn't it fit the space perfectly!
Beautiful! Do you share your plans?
There's not a concrete plan. I drew up what I originally wanted and then it changed and changed again and the more we built, the more it changed! But I did draw it out originally in Illustrator and that was our starting point.
Jaw officially dropped. AMAZING.
(Random lurker here, I read Shawni's blog, love your skills!) The room is SO bright and lovely! I love your entertainment center, SO amazing.
Thanks! It totally transformed the space.
Over from Ana White. Wow, just wow. Totally impressive. You've an awesome Dad, too. BTW – the accessories look pretty, too!
You are amazing!
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