Friday, July 27, 2012

Losing the Entertainment Center

Hey, just-marrieds!

Since we got married, our apartment has been a constant work in progress. It is adorable, and we love it, but there is still a lot to do. We purchased a smaller flat screen TV with our abundance of Target gift cards a little while back, planning to eventually mount it on the wall. Until we purchased a wall mount, we made do with an entertainment center. Life got crazy, and the entertainment center became a dresser-nightstand-desk-entertainment-center mess. It looked something like this.

It worked, but it looked pretty bad. I was so excited when Austin mounted the TV (see his post about that adventure here), we were both thrilled! It looked great!

But there were wires hanging everywhere, and the DVD player's cords couldn't reach anymore. Not to mention the piles around the bedroom from moving the entertainment center. We were in a bit of a dilemma.

This is just a small pile of what was on the entertainment center.
We needed to find something fast. While I was at Bed Bath & Beyond buying the shoe organizer from my last post, I also found the solution to our problems. I had gift cards and 20% off coupons for both items, so I was pretty pleased with myself. I think it cost a little over $40 after the coupon.

This cute nine-cube shelf seemed like the perfect fit for our room. I was able to put it together all by myself in about an hour. (And I'm terrible at this kind of stuff, so if I can do it, you can too!)

The DVD player fit nicely on one corner.
Here is a picture of the final product!
One of my favorite things about it is that each little cubby can hold something different. It's kind of fun. :) 

I put books in one.
Austin's watches, gym gloves, and
such got their own organizer in another.
I'm still working on filling it up, but I'm loving it so far! Wish me luck! More posts soon to come. :)

Oh! One last thing. Just to show where the entertainment center ended up. It is loving its new home in the living room. :)

Talk to you soon!


  1. I love it! Both of them look great in their new homes! You're more organized than you thought honey! Love, Mom :)

  2. I bought one of these using gift cards as well!! I absolutely love it!

    1. Aren't they great? I have found myself wanting them for other rooms, too! :)