Thursday, January 27, 2011

my floating entertainment center :)



Every thing about my house is small, exept for one wall....its 16' wide. It was obviously the only wall where a tv was supposed to go. One problem, every option i went through was dwarfed by the wall...that's when i decide: i need a full wall unit.

not only would it be a focal point, i'd get tons of additional storage that i was missing downstairs. I went to ikea and assembled my version of their modular series. i chose a smoked glass for the backing to make it even more dramatic.

this photo is after we assembled every cabinet...its ready to go up
if you look at the bottom, you'll notice that the entire unit is floating on the wall. I trust myself to do a lot of things...but making a huge entertainment center hang on the wall is not something i wanted to try. I called my friend Michael from my Home Made Simple days to help. He was the contractor for the show...we were the off camera design/carpentry people. He did such an amazing job!

I created a dimensioned elevation for him as well as an outline of each box and its contents....I helped with the shelves and the door fronts but everything else was all him.


the room is still a work in progress...i need to dress the shelves on both sides of the tv (there are glass shelves, i dont know if you can tell) and get side chairs....mainly accessorizing issues


i have already put up faux wainscoting and have just started paint touch ups....but that's for another post ;) here's a sneak peek:

its faux because the space inside the "frame" is just my wall painted the same color as my wood pieces

i hope you like it!


30 comments:

  1. Nicely done! Also, what a cute dog.

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  2. It looks great! That is quite a large project! Way to go! Thanks for linking up at DIY Thrifty Thursday! :)

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  3. Great job! You are right, it needed to be an entire wall unit! It is just perfect. Love the mouldings that you are working on!

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  4. Awesome job! That's definitely a lot of storage space, plus the smoked glass added personality to the whole unit. Also liked the idea of having it floating above ground. Thanks!

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  5. The entertainment center turned out fab!

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  6. I love it, you fixed the big wall problem, I now have a great idea myself! Thanks. I'm now following you, come stop by sometime and maybe follow back. Thanks & have a great weekend.

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  7. Looks great! You've done a fabulous job.

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  8. That's a great project, I love it! And clearly your pup does too!

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  10. What a terrific entertainment center! So modern! I'm a new follower! Love your blog!

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  11. It looks fabulous! Great job!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
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  12. look awesome!!
    will you move to AR and come decorate my new house on base?? lol j/k...but I am terrible at decorating and base housing is so boring!

    new follower from You Like Me! Friday Blog Hop. Would love if you stopped by my blog sometime :)

    Adventures in Abbyland

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  13. Looks great. You did a fantastic job. I'm a new follower from the Boost My Blog Friday Blog Hop! I would love a follow back :) It would be awesome if you could also follow me on Networked Blogs & Facebook too! You could also stumble my blog if you like :-)

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  14. Wow! This is amazing. I love it. You did such a wonderful job :)

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  15. oh my gosh, amazing and AWESOME! best thing i've seen all morning!

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  16. Hi Jackie
    I think you are amazing!! First of all you do all this DIY projects that I wish I could do. On top of it, you BAKE!!!
    I am amazed at your many talents.
    I'm a new follower and can't wait to see you decorate your new town home : D
    Manni : )
    at www.ibakecakes-manni.blogspot.com

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  17. this is cool! looks like a built-in. Congrats on your purchase. I hope that you will link this to my Show and Share linky party, going on all week. http://craftygeordi.blogspot.com/2011/01/hi-everyone-i-had-busy-day-yesterday.html

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  18. THat looks awesome!!! Love the finished product!

    I'm your newest follower! I would love for you to stop by some time! :) Hope you have a great week!

    Kim
    http://www.chubbycheeksthinks.com

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  19. Absolutely fabulous! I'm a new follower from the Take it from Me hop, and an event planner who's always looking for the newest design trends! Looking forward to reading!

    Mrs. H
    http://myhappilyeveraftertheend.blogspot.com

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  20. Wow that unit is amazing! accessorizing will be a blast! Good Job! I am your newest follower and hope that you will come be a follower at my blog!!! brooke
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    Girl Boy Girl Inspired

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  21. I just drooled on my computer. LOVE it.

    new follower from welcome wednesday.
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  22. Love these! Especially the wall! I'm a new follower from Welcome Wednesday. Hope you'll stop by and check out my blog!

    Leah :)
    californiacallahans.blogspot.com

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  23. Great job! It looks amazing!!!

    I found you on the blog hop! I'm your newest follower! http://moenysavingtips.blogspot.com/

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  24. Yes, we do like it-love it as a matter of fact! Just following from the Wed. hop. when you get a chance, hop over to Bocci's Beefs-we'd love to have ya as an official follower!

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  25. Stopping by from Welcome Wednesday and following your blog. Have a great night!

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  26. LOVE it!!

    I'm a new follower!!

    I would love if you could follow me too!!

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  27. I'm a new follower from Welcome Wednesday.

    Donna
    http://potofgoldgiveaways.blogspot.com/

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  28. Hey there!! I love your pup!! so cute!! I am a new follower from Welcome Wednesday and your blog is great!! Look forward to being bloggy friends!!

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  29. Jackie, WOW! Your talented in the kitchen and with carpentry too? You're my kinda DIY-er! Awesome! Your floating entertainment center is incredible -- great style, form, and function all in one! Fun that your friend Michael was able to collaborate with you too! Thank you so much for joining the party at Rook No. 17. I'm so thrilled to have you on board, and hope you'll become a regular contributor on Tuesdays! Jenn/Rook No. 17

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