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Monday, July 13, 2009

Darn TV table

Jimmy was so excited to get the opportunity to buy another plasma that now we have one that we basically don't use! It is in our bedroom on a too-deep piece of wood furniture, sitting too low for us to actually watch TV in bed (bad habit I know). We probably should mount this TV up on the wall, because the room is small and already has a lot of furniture in it (big bed and big dresser, all dark wood). However - I'm having a tough time justifying spending the $200-$300 it would take to mount this huge TV and speakers on the wall, when in reality it is a guest bedroom and I don't think future prospective buyers will appreciate! Here is the room and the space - I wasn't kidding!! So I'm debating adding a taller table in here to hold up the TV, since the same amount of mula can then manifest into a piece of furniture that we can take with us and have forever. Problem: not much space and lots of wood in this room already! I've been looking for a table that is either: 1) dark wood because I know I'll use it in a future house and this room will just remain cluttered 2) wood, but painted a lighter color so it is different (think shabby chic) 3) iron with either marble/granite/glass on top I'll be honest and say that #3 is my ideal option. I've been wanting an iron table for a while, it would go anywhere in the future, yada yada. However, they tend to be pricey when nice ($1800 for my favorite one) , and I didn't have too much success finding one in the lesser-expensive antique stores downtown. So here are my options that I found lately. I'll put the price and where they are from, and I'll mention anything that stood out to me about them. Please respond if one stands out to you as one that you would be jealous of if you saw it in a friend's house! I apologize for the blurry vision - Iphones aren't exactly the best cameras, but are much more discreet! The TV stand needs to sit on a table that is at least 14" deep and 30" wide. All these tables would work. 1. I can't remember actually how much$ this one is. 18'' deep, 36'' high. From Hannah's antiques. 2. Uh, not doing so well, this one I can't remember how much either, also Hannah's antiques. The knobs match the knobs on an old dresser I have. Good dimensions. 3. $190, At Home, this one is a shabby chic greyish color, about 16" deep. 4. $400, Hannah's Antiques. kindof swirly, marble top and iron base, if you can't see. 5. $360, Nadeau's. Less wide than the others, but still would fit the TV. 6. $327, Nadeau's, sliding front in wood, more of a solid piece vs a spindly table. 7. $350, Hannah's Antiques. I talked this booth-owner down from $525, this one is 18"x48", and is 40" tall (a smidgen taller than a standard console table). 8. $347, Hannah's Antiques, green marble on top with grey iron base, cut in a trapezoid shape, width at front is 3 ft and at back is 4 ft. 9. $218, Nadeau's, traditional but very solid and good-looking. 10. $80 with the sale they are having now, Hannah's Antiques, this one is shabby chic as well and is one of the smallest, (right height though), at about 16''x 32''. Which one?!?!


  1. Good selectin for one trip out. Here are my thoughts:
    Really like #7- I think it has good character and could be used in the future... like in a baby's room :)

    I like #8 if you want to go iron- the green does not bother me and I like it better than the other iron piece

    #3 is good but where would you put it in the future

    #1,2,&6 are good if you want to go with wood furnitre- they are basics

    Hope this helped- Cover

  2. First of all i need more visuals! take a picture of the wall and tv where you need the piece....

    I like #5 because its smaller and old looking if you want to go for a simple table to set the TV.

    I think #6 is a good option because you could use the storage space below. You could use it to store fresh linens and movies for your guests....

    I also like #7 for the color and the cabinets.

    But again I need the room view visual! Also what is wrong with a TV on the wall I ask you?!?!?

    good luck deciding!

    love, linds

  3. Hey Anne!

    I like #3... but you know that I don't like all my furniture to match either! :) I think it could work in the future in a kitchen, entry way, office, etc.

    I also like both iron pieces. I think the one with green marble would look better as a tv stand. And I think both would look great as entry pieces!

    1,2,5,6,9 are all pretty pieces as well, but in my opinion are the classic/traditional options... which my be what you want! :)

    I agree with Lindsay that it is hard to tell with out seeing the space!

  4. I think number 9 is a beautitful piece and I love number 1 and I love the painted one from aT hOME. I am trying to remember the name of the iron place I like in bham...hmmm?


  5. haha thanks ladies!! Every single table was voted for except #10!! Glad to know I've got some good options - I'll put up a pic of the spot it is going to in a bit

  6. I've updated the blog with the pictures of the space!

  7. I think I still vote for #3... it is a light color, like the walls, that way it would almost blend into the wall!? It wouldn't be another dark piece that your eye is drawn to... and it looks like it is one of the 'skinniest' pieces which would be good for the space!

  8. I agree {with Lindsay} that it would look best mounted on the wall, but I know that the metal thing you have to hang it by is $120 at Best Buy and then would ya'll have to pay a handy man to install it?

  9. Thanks ladies for your honesty!! we'll have to shop around to figure out the best way to do it!!


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