Tuesday, July 22, 2014

My Decor Crazy Is Showing !!!!!!

Ok this is scary to admit on my blog but I am going to let some of my crazy show in this post.


As most of you that have followed me know I have gone through a few change ups in my living room this past month including the TV armoire.



I just could not seem to fall in love with that piece no matter what I did to it.



As much as I loved the new doors and vintage knobs it still was not right!! So one night while I was just staring at the piece LOL! It finally dawned on me what I did not like about it.  It was just to massive and tall for the space.  So it was not going to matter what doors I put on it or what color I painted I was not going to like it.

So............
Let me first say this is the main culprit.  Terry's large screen 60 inch TV.  How to hide this big hunk of TV is the issue.

So I asked Terry how hard would it be to cut down this armoire  and make it smaller so the TV would still fit but it would not feel so massive a piece of furniture in this small space?  

I was waiting for him to tell me to go jump in the lake if you think I am going to remake that armoire.  We live in a Lake town so there is a big lake he could have told me to go jump into!





Nope this wonderful man said he probably could do it.  So it began.

He used all the pieces he already had in the other piece and got to work cutting it down.  He still could use the porch posts which I was excited about.

I had these chippy shutters hanging in my guest room and thought hmmmmmm these might make for some great shutter doors for the new piece.

So my next dilemma was do I use the brown chippy side or the white chippy side.  You can see the brown on the left and the white on the right.  You will see in the end which side won out!

This is the new cabinet cut down and the first coat of paint.  Yep we could use all the pieces we had and Terry just cut and re loved them into this smaller size cabinet.  As I have said many times gotta love a man that has the right tools and knows how to use them.  I am so blessed this man puts up with all my decor crazy and helps my visions come to life.
So here is the new cabinet taken down in size and the old chippy shutters made into doors for the new armoire.





I had Terry put wheels on these two old dresser drawers for storage underneath.  I will put throws and magazines in the drawers.

Now this large screen TV has a home and I do not feel the piece is so heavy in the room.  The shutters are lighter weight.  The doors on the other armoire were so heavy to open into the room where the shutters fold on each other.



I moved a few things around on the walls.  Moved my old chippy door over to the chair corner wall.





Moved this old window over the armoire.







Where the door was on this wall I switched out my mirror to reflect the chandelier.

So there you have it  hopefully the final post on the TV Armoire!!!!! You know I love change so I will not say I will never change this armoire up again.  For now I am loving it and I finally feel like I have my vision for this piece done.

So now I think I can tuck my crazy away for now LOL!

Hope you are having a great start to the new week.  Enjoy.  Thanks for your visits and sweet comments always.
Kris

66 comments:

  1. I get it! When something just doesn't feel right you have to change it. You have a sweet husband to do all that carpentry!! What did you do with the doors you've worked so hard on? The new look does fit the room better. Glad you are happier.

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  2. I think we're all crazy when it comes to changing up our decor!! That's why we all understand each other and get along so well. :-))
    LOVE the change!!! The shutters are awesome on the front and give a fabulous texture to your room. Great job!!!
    Mary Alice

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  3. You know Chris when you look at the initial picture, you are totally right, it does look too big for the room. I think looking at photos of your room can sometimes bring these sorts of things to your attention. I need to do this. The great thing is you have a very handy and very patient husband. The new cabinet looks great. Can he build me one to hide our massive tv screen please?? x J

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  4. Great call! It looks so much better and I LOVE those shutters!!! I have my own project created with something similar - coming up on the blog!

    xoxox

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  5. It looks wonderful! Your husband is awesome and sweet! TVs are a decorator's nightmare but we have to have them!

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  6. That has to be one of the best transformations I've seen in a while - great vision!!!

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  7. I love this height, it fits just perfect. I like this much better :)

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  8. For heaven's sake! You two are a wonderful scary combo! What a genious transformation!

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  9. Wow your husband really is the best, I think mine would have told me to jump in the lake LOL! He did a great job and it looks so good.

    Blessings,
    Amy Jo

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  10. If that is crazy then I have it as well. A piece has to 'feel' right in order to make me happy. Like you I have a sweet man who can really use his tools and puts up with my kinds crazy. Inhale designed, he has built and we have scrapped it... many times.
    a luv the new armoire!
    Hugs, Gee

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  11. I was like, "Why do you want to change a perfectly great piece, but I do, I do, I do, love it with the shutters and the chippies. It is great! The moving around is just right too! Love it, Kris!

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  12. Well my gosh...it is an adorable piece of furniture. I never thought of the armoire being too tall ...but I guess it was, because this new piece is so much nicer. Terry the tool man is awesome. LOL. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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  13. Wow, I can't believe he was willing to cut it down for you.....it looks fabulous! Love the chippy shutters as doors and the drawers underneath is such a clever use for storage.
    ~Des

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  14. I love your idea...and it made me realize that is just what I've been needing in my sunporch. Beautiful cabinet and thanks for the inspiration! You two make a great team!

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  15. So gorgeous! Your idea to cut the armoire down was pure genius! I never would have thought of that in a million years. You bet I will now though. Your man is so sweet and quite handy. Nice work and beautiful decor!

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  16. Terry did an amazing job on recreating the perfect tv storage piece. I would have been hesitant because the other piece was gorgeous too but I can understand how if it wasn't working for you it needed changed. Your room is dreamy and so much inspiration. Keep up with the decor crazy so we can all benefit from your lovely photos and ideas.

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  17. Just PeRfeCt!*!*! and your Husband ~ What a Man ~ Does he L*O*V*E YOU or What!?!?!

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  18. This is so much better!!! I always thought the piece was too big for the room, it just was too dominant. And yes, what a man you have there, I'm so impressed!!!

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  19. Kris,
    Being crazy-design minded is fun, change is good ... In this case the armoire is now perfection! I always tell you that Terry is a saint of a hubby. Mine is extremely gifted but when he works on something he finishes and says "you happy? Good, stay that way"! John is Sicilian Italian, hey that lake you spoke about??? I'd be tossed in with a cement block! LOL, just kidding. I always enjoy seeing your revolving and evolving decor that graces your pretty house.
    XO,
    Vera

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  20. I can understand your frustration. What a good idea to downsize the armoir. Love the shabby shutters! But I think the drawers underneath distract from its loveliness. I would use them somewhere else. Your husband loves you a lot!!!! xx

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  21. I'm totally in love with your transformed cabinet, Kris! And I get it. When you're not happy with the way something looks, you have to just keep changing it until you get it right! The chippy shutters are perfect as doors. I love that they fold back so they're not in the way when you're watching tv. Enjoy!!

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  22. Wow........................that armoire beautiful Kris! Love the chippy doors too! Those drawers are perfect for storing pillows and things.I know what you are going to say but the two of you need to start your own business doing this.You both are so creative!
    xx
    Anne

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  23. Stunning !
    AND I can't believe Terry just goes with the flow like he does - seriously I can't believe it - what a saint!
    Can you just imagine the conversation that would be going on in this house Kris?
    Even I don't want to imagine it LOL
    Beautiful job - and you're right - the shutters are better
    XXX

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  24. You are so clever! I love how you changed that up. I liked it before too though. I know how it is though when you feel something isn't right in a room. I'm sure it felt different in person compared to how it looked in pictures. I would love to find a chippy shutter or two to use in my home. I love them!

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  25. It looks great and I can't believe how Terry made it work. I have to say I love both looks and I'm glad your happy with it now. xo Laura

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  26. That is just so you! Perfect! And you must have the doors and maybe other pieces left you can use somewhere else?

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  27. OMG, I don't know if I'm in more awe of the armoire or your husband!
    Both are amazing, Kris.
    You know if I had nice, big shutters like yours, I'd be copying this, for sure!

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  28. It's perfect Kris! Some things just take time! Usually after I post about whatever ... the photos show me something I need to change. It's amazing what we can't see right in front of us! Love the chippy shutters!

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  29. Your post made me laugh :) But I don't think you are cazy at all, I think you are smart! Not to just live with a piece that was bugging you and then finding a way to make it work and work beautifully! And your husband is a doll for happily going along for the ride. :)

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  30. Great idea on the armoire and it seems to fit in the room better. Love the use of chippy shutter doors!

    Hope you are enjoying your week:-)

    xoxo
    Kathleen

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  31. Wow, Kris. I thought I had an understanding hubby! . I so have to say I really loved the cupboard but, have to tell you, this idea was brilliant. It looks so much better suited to the space and the shutter doors are perfect. Great decision, but after all is said and done your hubby gets a huge pat on the back!!..Happy Tuesday..Judy

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  32. Kris, love, Love, LOVE!!! Those shutters are amazing! Terry sure worked his magic...and he's a saint! :)
    Susan

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  33. Kris, I sure am glad he didn't tell you to go jump in the lake. What a transformation! He is so good!

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  34. You had me at chippy shutters. Love it!

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  35. Ok so I loved the original armoire but the new one definitely fits so much better in the space. So awesome that your hubby made this...and the drawers underneath are genius!

    Deb
    @Seeking Lavender Lane

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  36. You know I love your crazy, LOL! Love the new shutter doors, the armoire looks great in the space.
    The changes these TVs put us through! Great job as always.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  37. I really liked the original armoire, but I really love this new one!! The shutters look great and I think the piece fits better in your room now. Love, love, love it!!
    ~Cindy

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  38. So creative and inventive!! Gorgeous! I believe you really are married to a GENIE in a bottle.....you tell him your wish and he makes it come true! lol! LOVE the shutters~~~ Roxie

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    1. Hi Roxie,
      I have to tell you I am totally blessed with this man in my life. I am super lucky to have him. He is so good about making my "crazy" come to life in this house. I know your hubby is the same way. We are lucky girls to have these supportive and loving men in our lives. They totally are so good about living in our chippy, white cottage worlds with no complaints. Loved the kitchen Roxie it is looking so great. You will love the butcher block after you have lived with it for awhile. I love mine and it goes with any kind of decor change ups I do in the kitchen. The wood brings some warmth to the whites. Once you get your decor set up in there I know you will come to love it. It is easy to maintain too.

      Good luck with your move. I know that is going to be hard with reno and moving in at the same time.

      The cottage is really coming to life.
      Kris

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  39. Hi Kris, You made me laugh. This could have been totally me. Your hubby is a very talented carpenter and hey, he even didn't let you jump into the lake. You two are a great team. I liked the armoire with the new doors but it looks a lot lighter now and I love shutters. I also love the drawers underneath. I look forward to see what you two are going to make out of the leftover doors and wood :).
    Julia

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  40. Life would be boring without change ;-) Love Love your new TV cabinet...I want those shutters Kris!!

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  41. Oh my gosh I so love what your husband did! Your vision was spot on. Don't you love it when that happens? So glad that you are happy with it, finally. I would be, too:)
    xo Kathleen

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  42. Not so crazy, Kris, because you figured out what was really bothering you about the armoire and you fixed it. Well, hubby fixed it for you. : ) LOL! It looks great and really makes a difference being remade smaller. I love that it looks great and still hides the tv for you.

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  43. Crazy awesome is what this is and what you & Terry are together. It's amazing, and I totally get it. Great vision on this one, Kris.

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  44. terry to the rescue--such a great guy! gotta tell you, the shutters add a lot of texture, and i love them! (we are redoing a cabinet right now-and i know we're crazy-ha!} have a great day!

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  45. Oh...what a clever idea and transformation! I love it very much!!! I agree with you that tv is not a good thing for our love for our houses and decors
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  46. Your piece is wonderful and so is your husband to do it for you .
    I love it

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  47. He loves you!!! Most men would not do that unless they are avid woodworkers. Great and brave change.

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  48. Oh my! I adore color but your sweet white home has charmed me no end. LOVE what the two of you did with the armoire, and the shutters are perfect. Kudos to your hubs for tackling this project. I love how it came out!

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  49. Oh, I am in LOVE! This looks wonderful. I was wondering...could Terry come over to my house? ha ha....Thank you for sharing. Leticia

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  50. I love your "crazy"!! What a sweet guy you have :) Everything looks wonderful...like always...

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  51. Wow! This is gorgeous now! What a great husband you have! Those shutters look great as doors too.

    Tania

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  52. Your new cabinet looks great and so much better scaled for the room. I love that it has more chippiness with more color/tan showing. It really warms up and richens the room. So pretty!

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  53. Your new armoire looks SO much better and it seems like the perfect height. Love your living room.

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  54. Well what can I say??? You've gone and done it again, made something that was fabulous even MORE fabulous!!! I Love it!

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  55. Kris this is perfect it does look better smaller.who said size dosnt matter ddnt know what they were talking about.I really enjoyed reading this and other posts of yours today hope all is well-love dee x

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  56. This looks amazing! You were so right about the size and doors. I love how it looks now cut down and the shutters look so good as the doors...brilliant! What can't Terry do?!

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  57. I gasped when I saw the finished product...that wonderful hubby of yours did an amazing job...he always does...and as far as "jumping in the lake" ?....I know he would never say that to you !...He is a very kind and wonderful husband and treasures you dearly...you are very blessed!...I LOVE, LOVE all the changes you made when the new armoire was finished....you two are just an amazing couple!!!

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  58. Simply amazing! What a talented team you two make! I can't believe those shutters just fit. I love it when things like that happen :) Fabulous transformation.

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  59. It is amazing how much better the smaller version looks. And even more amazing is that Terry did not send you off to the lake.

    I love everything.

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  60. I am totally in love with this transformation!! Great job Kris!

    Blessings, Edie Marie

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  61. This is amazing! Can I feature it tomorrow on my blog? Having a chippy furniture round-up!
    Hugs,
    Jamie

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  62. I love a big TV Armoire shake down, or lol, Redoux!! Wow, this is my favorite EVER! Love it, sharing on my FB page today!

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  63. Wow! This is incredible! What a transformation! I loved the armoire but I also love this new, cut-down version! The shutters make the perfect doors and add so much character! I love how Terry goes along with all your craziness! Can he come over here to play? LOL! Hugs, Leena

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