We finally got our stereo and TV screen hooked up in the living room. It's been a while in coming because it necessitated some re-routing of wires in the dreaded crawl space under the house . . . and nasty jobs like that are easy to put off.
But the task was completed a couple of days ago and I'm happy to have the TV in its new permanent spot and out of the bedroom.
I've spent way more time than I maybe should have in the past two days collecting music tapes and CDs from various spots in the house and getting them organized in the drawers of the unit the stereo and TV now sit on.
When we first contemplated putting the TV screen in this spot, we discussed having B build folding doors or a roll-down door (you know, like on a roll top desk) to cover the TV. I mean it's not used 99% of the time . . .
. . . and it just seems so BIG and black and dark in the little room. But to have her do this, we would have had to jettison the base unit with all the great drawer space that we salvaged from the old combination kitchen/living room and have her build a whole new, bigger piece. Didn't want to do that for several reasons so we decided to work with what we had.
So what I'm thinking of doing now is making a quilted piece (of some sort) that would hang over the whole wooden rectangle that the TV screen sits in. What do you think of that idea? Would it look too hokey? Would it make you wonder, "What the heck is behind that piece of quilting hung in that funny spot?" Or would it do the trick to hide the big, ol' black screen that I think jumps out at you? Or would the quilted piece be as obtrusive as I see the TV as being?