I'm not a huge fan of the traditional entertainment center. Right now we have open shelves beside our TV that hold the satellite receiver, blu ray player, etc. I hate it. It doesn't go with the rest of the living room. So, I'm fairly sure I don't want a plain old entertainment center thing for our new (not yet purchased) TV. I love all these dressers turned into entertainment centers. It's so great to conceal all the electronics and have a place to store DVDs and the like. Something like these...
Oh my gosh, this is gorgeous, right?! I hadn't even thought of this. I could totally do a stencil or some kind of design on the front. And I love that the inside of the cabinet is painted a contrasting color. It's amazing.
Simple, but still beautiful. I love the idea of this too.
Okay, so I started looking on Craigslist for a bigger dresser like this last night. Well, apparently the fact that people are getting on the bus with this fabulous trend, everyone who has a crappy ugly dresser is taking the opportunity to charge a ton for something hideous. I am super cheap, I admit it. But, most of the dressers I'm finding are not worth the over $100 that's being asked for them. What a pain! I'm really disappointed. I don't want to pay that much for something I'm going to redo anyway. Not cool.
I guess the search is going to have to continue. Or maybe I'm being totally unreasonable thinking $100 is expensive for a used, dated piece of furniture. Maybe I need to start hitting garage sales, because I feel like if these were at a garage sale they would be like $50 in the morning, and down to like $30 if they hadn't sold by lunch time. But, I guess the search is good. I still have to convince my husband that an actual piece of furniture is better than a TV stand.