before and after with the tv

This is the back of the television stand in the bedroom.  Yes, it is a mess, but that mess has always been hidden in the corner of the room.  It was a cute painted armoire I bought at a consignment store about 15 years ago.  I took the back off so I could connect all the cords to all of the equipment.

I’ve been sewing so much that I bought a longer coaxial cable cord so I could slide the tv stand into the open door of my office (which connects with French doors to the bedroom), turn it around and watch Netflix while I stitch and iron and trim hundreds of pieces of fabric.

I rarely watch television in the daytime and hardly ever use this tv.  I didn’t have it hooked up to cable for a year and never missed it.


I turn the tv around while I’m sewing.  Not a pretty sight, but in this day and age you can’t have enough cords.

But in moving the cabinet around so much, I discovered that it was getting wobbly.  Its age was catching up with it, plus what I once thought was charming was now, well, ugly.

Funny how that happens.

So I searched the internet for a mobile version and found this kitchen cart.  Banjo Man and I put it together yesterday morning.  It wasn’t easy.  We made mistakes.  There was a significant piece missing–the bottom of the drawer–which will mean I have to call Customer Service and hope it arrives before 2021.

But here is the cart, looking sleek and clean and pretty.  It’s on casters, which was the important component to all of this.


Mission accomplished!  Now I can watch “Anne with an E” while I iron this afternoon.

I have a lentil chili in the crock pot and ingredients for tacos defrosting on the kitchen counter.  We’re going to hole up this weekend, watch season 3 of FARGO and enjoy some of the Superbowl hoopla.

Hurray for February!





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