Not long ago, we succumbed to the lure of eeeeevil Foxtel. It was the prospect of live European cycling that did it for hubby, and once he decided, there were men in my living room within hours. Unfortunately I was not watching when they installed the cables, and the unsightly mess they left included a 1.5 metre cable that extended across the main wall to the back of the TV. It was unsightly but also dangerous, and I realised I couldn't live with it.
I considered buying a larger entertainment unit (which we needed anyway) but I couldn't find one long enough to hide the cable and in the end I decided to bite the bullet and get one custom made. I drew up some plans and then spent a couple of weeks getting various quotes.
Yesterday, my 'plans' came to life... and I'm loving we've ended up with!
It's a 4.2 metre unit (wall-to-wall), with drawers for all our DVD's and Wii games, an open space for the machinery and cupboards either side. I am loving all the extra storage! I wanted it streamlined so it's all on one level, and constructed from inexpensive white semi-gloss melamine. Srangely, although it takes up so much space, it makes the room look larger than before! The only little downside is losing a bit of wall space where Fern's toys used to live, and I'm heading out this afternoon to find inspiration for a new toy storage solution. But aside from that, I am a happy girl!