It all started back in November when we upgraded our queen size bed for a king size bed.
Then in December we replaced the TV in our family room
and decided to move the old TV to our bedroom.
The old 32" box TV wasn't quite cutting it.
The first thing I did was go on the hunt for a long dresser
to replace the painted armoire that housed the box TV.
I found the perfect one at a funky little resale shop in Cincinnati called Connecting Times Resale.
I follow them on on Facebook and am often intrigued by the pictures they post.
I pop in there from time to time.
The day I found this dresser, I had actually stopped in to see a different dresser they had posted.
Turns out I liked this one better.
I love the legs, the wood grain and the vintage hardware.
And it just happened to be the perfect size for this spot.
I sold the armoire. We moved the dresser in and promptly hooked up the TV.
Next I got out the hammer and few nails and went town
creating a gallery wall around the TV to disguise it a bit.
I used things I already had on hang.
Like this Batik I got for Christmas.
I may have dropped a subtle hint about adding it to my wish list here.
I framed some concert tickets to one of our favorite bands and hung those here too,
along with a thrift store painting.
A signed concert poster tacked to a back of a wooden frame is front and center on the gallery wall.
Have I mentioned I like red barns? I grew up on a farm and we had a red barn on our property.
I have always been drawn to "red barn art". These came from the thrift store too.
The other Batik, a ginger jar print and more thrift store art rounds out the gallery wall.
While I really enjoy the serene wall color in this room, I was ready for some pops of color.
The plan is to eventually mount the TV on the wall.
However, there is a brick chimney hiding behind this drywall.
No easy feat for us unhandy folks!
I spend a little too much time lounging in my bed nowadays.