So we had a 10 year old TV in the family area that eventually decided its time was up and went to sleep. We had a bulky low lying tv cabinet on the floor, which I thought was time, after looking at it for years, to upgrade.
I gave the TV cabinet to my now adult son and sent my husband down to get a new TV.
In my horror he returned with an 85-inch purchase due to apparently it was a deal he couldn’t refuse! (Eye roll)
He whacked it on a bracket on the family room wall and thought she’ll be right.
Now … three months later, frustrated and having gone through every TV stand idea on searching the internet, I still found nothing that I really liked.
We have power point issues, antenna outlet plug issues, light switch and fan switch issues. All due to the size of this TV.
I got quotes in from carpenters and electricians all around the 6k-7k range … (another eye roll).
The bookcases provide ample storage space for dvds, game consoles and other electronics.
It took three days (and a lot of eye rolling from hubby) to complete. And all up the cost was about $1,400.00.
Also in here, is my first IKEA project built 12 years ago. I jumped straight into a kitchen and it is still standing strong. In that time my five children were much younger and believe me it has endured years of hard knocks but ohhh the memories!
Besides the BILLY bookcase TV stand, I decided to change the bench top of my IKEA duchess that I built six years ago to the same as the TV unit to blend in.