We have one of those built-in entertainment centers that's pretty "builder-basic" right now, but we have plans for making it more our style later on. I'm only showing the top part today, because the 2 lower areas haven't been set up yet. This area is about 18" deep. Yes, it was designed before flat-screens, so it could accommodate a very large, early 2000's, big-screen TV. The original owner of our home, had it outfitted for surround & all that, so there are lots of outlets & wiring that need to be disguised.
This is what I came up with to hide some of the necessary hookups. The Man is working on a plan to bring the TV forward, since the space is really too deep for our flat-screen. For the time being, I see this space as a perfect venue for all kinds of seasonal decor. Even The Man was impressed that I was able to hide all those ugly cords running down the back wall from the TV to the cable box.
I didn't buy anything new for this vignette.
I used several battery-operated candles in this display, & it looks really pretty at night.
I purchased the little cloth pumpkin topiaries last year in Target's dollar section. I love the
little plaid fabrics.
This is the fireplace side of the built-in. This is a gas fireplace, & I'm excited to have this since we haven't had a fireplace in about 18 years.
The depth of the mantel-area is only about 6", but I'm just happy to have it. Nothing new here, either. the oil painting is one we've had for 30 years & purchased it from the original artist. I think it has finally found its "happy home" in this spot. The anniversary clock belonged to my in-laws, & it's one of my treasures.
Ooops, there used to be "3" in this set! Ceramic tends to break when it hits tile! I may or may not be finished with the mantel, but I like it for now.
As always, thank you for stopping by. I have many more pics to share of other Fall vignettes, but this is enough for today. Besides, The Man & I have our first "babysitting gig" today. We are taking care of our 3-year old & our 7-month old granddaughters while our son & dil move into their new home. We are excited & hope the day goes off without a hitch. Wish us luck!
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