Oh my goodness, this has been in the making for months. Our old IKEA TV stand just didn’t hack it, not enough room for all of the husband’s gaming goodies and the shelves were starting to sag a little. Plus it didn’t go with the other furniture I’d already built for the livingroom.
Our TV goes in the corner of our open plan apartment living area, I particularly wanted a corner unit for it instead of a straight unit at an angle so that I could create a little more space in there. However, we’ll be moving again in a year so it also needed to be able to come apart easily and to work in pretty much any space we may want to put it in when we get to a new house. We couldn’t find anything that we wanted and I couldn’t find plans for anything that was just right. I ended up drawing up the plans myself, based off of the bench that I built a few months ago.
The husband requested that it was taller than the stand we already had and that there would be room for him to put his gaming console upright. He blathered on about how it’s better for them to be upright or something, I forget.
Actually putting it together in an apartment was quite the challenge. Working out exactly how to do the top part, what angles to cut and how it would properly support the TV, as well as being modular and removable.
There wasn’t enough room in my spare room/workshop to have all of the pieces in there at once to be painted, so I had to keep swapping them out and storing parts of it in Mikey’s room. The final pieces had to be put together and screw in right there in the livingroom area. We plan on building upon it more when we move, putting in some extra shelving at the sides when needed and things like that. But for now it’s pretty close to perfect for what we need. Excuse the mess in the photo, it’s not properly “set up” yet, as in the husband has put his gaming stuff in it but I’ve yet to beautify it!
We had friends over on Saturday for dinner. I didn’t cook, but was treated to a wonderful Mexican meal. The kids played together, tormented the cat that we’re watching for some other friends and generally had altogether too much fun while the adults drank beer and hung out in the kitchen. I enjoy having people over, I like relaxed social get togethers much more than rushing around trying to visit places, or rushing around in general for that matter.
The weather on Sunday was beautiful, we spent the afternoon outside grilling with some neighbours who will be leaving at the end of the month. They’ve been here in Germany the entire time we have so we’re really sad to see them go. Mikey is delighted however, as they’ve given us their fish that they wont be able to take with them and also a little wagon that he has loved to share with their girls since we’ve been here.
Hope you all had a fabulous weekend! What did you get up to?