Change one thing and it changes another until everything has been revised. That's what happened here.
The big idea was to get the big black flat screen and cabinet out of the living room, and all its accompanying wires. I wanted a living room that was conducive to conversation and not a collection site for snack litter, dawg toys and chews and shoes, always mine, but still...
Then I got the idea to share my studio space, the part that I rarely used anyway, and make a Family Room out of half of it. Dave painted the rock wall and the fireplace (LOVE THAT MAN!!) and that got the ball rolling.
We switched out Dave's larger tv with the studio's wall mounted tv (reattaching its stand) and reused this cabinet on wheels to house the cable box, dvd player and receiver. Dave has ordered surround sound earphones, thus negating the use of five huge speakers and their accompanying wires.
Hold that thought.
Sunday morning at 3am I was awakened by a blast of light and huge crashing thunder. We were struck by lightening, taking out our phone, internet and cable tv. So all this tv moving was done without knowing if they were going to work when we finished. Only one phone and one answering machine (still in the dark ages) were destroyed....we were so lucky.
Without tv all day we resorted to playing Scrabble while listening to Christmas music. It was so lovely and reminded me of our humble early days...34 years ago. Sweet!
We moved the white couch (aka the dawg couch) from the living room into the new half of the studio, with accompanying chairs and ottomans. I put an oldie but goodie quilt (Croton) on the wall and we were ready to watch tv...as soon as the cable guy arrived to fix everything. We assumed our hit was a catalyst for the whole neighborhood's power outage, so we didn't call it in until 8am Monday. By noon we had power and internet again. Phew!
The Dawgs moved right into the new space, bringing their toys.
The thing I really like is that the cabinet has wheels and can be turned so I can watch and work at my studio table at the same time. Much better viewing than the old wall mounted smaller screen.
However, one thing doesn't work yet...Our old blu-ray dvd player has to be connected by WIRES to the main cable box in the living room. So it won't work here. No biggie. I am going out today to buy a WIFI blu-ray player. Gotta have my streaming Netflix.
The dawgs love it too.
And I still have plenty of work space.
The revised living room arrangement, sans the big black
Dave says he can easily paint this narrow table. O boy!
PS: the big ol' tv and cabinet are in the garage, with the boat.