Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Furniture thoughts

I've been in a slump, but recently have rekindled my interest in furnishings for our new little house. I was reading one of the blogs I follow today (check out The Wicker House here) and was inspired to look through the new Pottery Barn summer catalog for ideas like Emily (of the previously mentioned blog) did. Here are some things I found that I liked in the online catalog.

We need a new entertainment center or console to place our TV, receiver, Blu-Ray player, audio receiver, etc., etc. upon. I love substantial, hardwood pieces, but don't like the price. I am ambitious and think I can build anything, plus making your own furniture pieces is not only rewarding, but makes the piece mean more to you, is much cheaper, and guarantees you can get exactly what you want and that the materials are what you are really looking for. I admit that I have not yet committed to tackling drawers. I am afraid I would not get them perfectly square and they would stick (and I am easily frustrated). I don't want half-finished furniture sitting around because I was too impatient to get it right. I really love the third photo below and it is an item that can be created in "chunks" and secured together later.
Winslow Large Media Stand