While I’ve been decorating our living room and getting rid of or repurposing the remnants from college days, here sits this one corner. I showed you the corner where the vintage record player lives and you’ve seen the Lane chest. The in the spot between these two, is this…


 Not so great, right? There’s nothing I can do about the TV for now and I don’t really mind the credenza as far as the lines and shapes go. The lack of art on the wall won’t take much. And, since I’m on a TIGHT budget the credenza needs a major face lift. I can’t afford to buy something else right now, so I’m thinking paint! Here’s some inspiration that I have:


I love this grey and yellow CB2 Credenza. I could paint my piece grey and then paint the hardware yellow. This would save me from buying new hardware.


This before and after from Design*Sponge is pretty awesome too. I love the color palette and asymetry, but I think it might be too busy for my space? Maybe?


This before and after from Visual Vocabulary is really awesome. I love the gold detail and the wallpapered back. The lines are very similiar to my piece, but this one is a little too shabby chic for me. Maybe grey or white with gold accents? I could see that. (via Centsational Girl)

Here’s another option from a Design*Sponge Before and After that I’m strongly leaning toward. I could probably swing that hand painted ikat pattern but I don’t trust my patience. I’m thinking maybe navy and then on the inset portions possibly a wallpaper or rad fabric? Hmm, but then I’ll have to decide on a wallpaper or fabric.

Here’s a plain ole ugly dresser from The Show and Tell Blog that was given fresh coat of white paint. It’s really awesome now. I’m wondering if just a coat or two of white paint will work for mine? Hmm… (via Pinterest)

And lastly, this great blue and white credenza from Centsational Girl. It’s really beautiful and I love the detailing she did on top. Which would be fun on my piece, but it gets so much use with our TV that I’m not sure it would work. I do love this blue.

Alright, so what do you think I should do? I’m a bit lost. This needs to change soon, though. I’m tired of looking at it. Unfortunately, we’re not in a place to do anything about the ugly TV but I think just changing up the credenza will help a ton.

What do you think?

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