February 15, 2012


New Console

As you could tell by the last post, I spend a lot of time thinking about furniture. The issue of what to put the tv set on or in, has plagued me for years. When I moved into my own apartment, sans roommates, I solved the problem with a side table I picked-up at a second hand store. It was that bad 80s, American style furniture, but it held up the tv and wasn’t too offensive. After about five years, I moved on to a silver wire rack. This provided a compact solution, where the components could be set below and the whole thing didn’t take up too much space.

This wire rack served me well for almost ten years, but it was never pretty, always more college student than working adult. After I bought a new, flat panel, tv, it became even more obvious that the rack needed to go. That was two years ago.

We searched and searched, eventually finding a sleek, modern console at CB2, with a price that didn’t cause pain. Still we waited and waited, looking at other options, continuing to search, but always coming back to this white one. Did we really want something so modern? Maybe it should be mid-century? Does everything we own need to be mid-century? After 18 months, we finally decided to just buy it. So we did.

Now that it is all installed, it feels so grown-up. This tv, these stereo components, they aren’t some temporary thing, they are a real part of our living room. I really like how it has space for all the components, plus two drawers for storing dvds, games, controllers and what not, and a smart trough in the back for all the wires. There will be no more wire ball monsters in my living room.

This purchase has been a band-aide on my furniture needs, but it still isn’t a love seat….


  1. Looks very nice! So I was thinking you could do some furniture searching for J and I… :-) we’ll be in the market for dining room chairs (your favorite!), tv console (maybe we’ll get the smaller version of yours), a bed frame and mattress, dressers, and a nice large table to use as a combined workspace (to replace our desks)…

    Comment by Arielle — February 19, 2012 @ 12:01 pm

  2. I’d be happy to consult with you on furniture purchases. First you need to find a house, then the fun can really begin!

    Comment by Marijka — February 21, 2012 @ 10:55 am

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