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Vintage Consoles Make The Best TV Stands

on April 19, 2016

I have a pet peeve about flat screen televisions mounted above fireplaces. Ick. I just can’t STAND that look and I don’t know why. It just BUGS me for no reason at all. I don’t watch television all that much but when I do, I just don’t want to be straining my neck upwards toward the screen. Maybe because I suffer from arthritis in my neck. It just doesn’t seem natural to me.

I picked up this vintage mid-century console last Christmas and I’m finally writing about its awesomeness. It was a steal of a deal that I couldn’t pass up. They slapped the SOLD sign on it while we went to retrieve our vehicle for the pick up and right away there were people bummed out that it had been sold. The early bird catches the worm, I guess. I knew immediately that I wanted to use it as a t.v. stand. Have you shopped for t.v. stands lately? They’re ridiculously expensive and most of them are made of cheap plywood.

 

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These old sideboards make the best t.v. stands and here’s why.

  1. They’re incredibly sturdy because they’re made of real wood. Solidly built to house the biggest flat screen.
  2. They’re stylish. If you like mid-century or a sleek, minimal look, this will definitely work for you.
  3. They’re roomy enough to house all you gear and keep everything neatly hidden.
  4. They can be restained or painted to suit your decor. I chose to keep mine as is since it blends in well with the colour scheme of the room.
  5. They can be repurposed and used somewhere else in your home when/if you decide you don’t want it as a stand anymore.

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Yes, we still have vinyl. Kids have been on a kick the last couple of years buying these up. I must admit it’s been fun getting stuff I used to have but threw away many years ago when CDs became all the rage!

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All of the cords are hidden inside.

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3 spacious top drawers house small books, magazines, coasters, etc.

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If you’re on the lookout for a new stand for your t.v. I hope you’ll consider repurposing a piece like this!

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3 responses to “Vintage Consoles Make The Best TV Stands

  1. What a fabulous score! Love it, and the new life you’ve given it! – Karen

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  2. Rude Record says:

    Love this idea +++, and yes have thought of it. However, we have not come across one that is the ‘right’ price yet! But love what you have done and the styling too. I do not like flat screen TVs mounted on walls either. A great score!

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