Tuesday, August 5, 2008

The long awaited upgrade

We've been married over two years now and have only ever used hand-me-down TV's and entertainment centers. When we moved in to our new place over 4 1/2 months ago, we decided we would finally buy a nice TV. And right on schedule, after 4 1/2 months of Brandon doing research and going multiple times to stores to look at TV's, we finally bought one! Then last night we bought a TV stand and it was an assemble on your own deal.

Notice the old TV on the ground (if you can even find it, it's so small) and the ghetto setup we've had for the last few days since we got our TV.








After three hours of fun for me and fun/frustration for Brandon, here is the finished product. I love, love, love stuff like this! I had so much fun helping Brandon put it together.


And voilah! We are slowly becoming less white trash. Now on to a computer desk. (Brandon now wants to get one that is already built and I want to get one we have to put together.)

13 comments:

Jason & Shannon Salmon said...

Looks nice!!! I can't stand putting stuff like that together. Good work!

~*aShLi*~ said...

Pretty Spiffy! now we are going to have to come watch a movie ;)

Ryan & Jess said...

I love putting stuff together, too - Ryan and I fight over who gets to put furniture together :)

We are looking for a new tv as well - what brand/size did you guys go with? We have been doing some research...but it is hard to decide!

The new setup looks AWESOME! It's so fun to get things situated.

Calloways said...

That sounds like me and Matt, I think it is fun, Matt is not very amused, we haven't bought assemble your own furniture in a long while because it usually ends not pretty...

Matt is totally jealous of the new TV, he has been wanting one FOREVER and continues to insist that he needs it because of his poor eyesight.

I love the stand that you picked, it looks AWESOME with that sweet TV!!

Jessica said...

Ooh, fancy! It looks awesome!

Steve and Julie said...

It takes a long time to get all of your own stuff (at least it did for us). It is so nice to be able to choose your favorite things for your home. I am excited to see you on Friday :) I will check it all out then.

Carol said...

I've put together almost EVERYTHING I have in my townhome....I agree...there is a FABULOUS sense of accomplishment in putting them together...AND SAVING MONEY at the same time! One day soon I'll be ready to have you guys over and we'll swap stories!

The Ensign's said...

Congrats on the new purchases! Nice!!!
I'm with Brandon. I'll take one that's already put together.

The Alands said...

Love the new TV, now you need to invite me over so I can see it in person!

Amanda&Wade said...

Looks good!! I love putting stuff together too... wade, he gets really frustrated, but I love it! You did awesome!

Jamie said...

When we'd been married about 2 years we decided it was time to get our first "new' entertainment center too. It also was a put it together yourself deal. I learned a lot about my new hubby that night.
1. he's not good with tools
2. He hates putting things together
3. He gets mad when he's frustrated and it's good to leave the room!

Thankfully we had a good friend stop by who helped smooth the rough edges and calm Mark down.
whew! sounds like your project went much better!
Good Job! It's beautiful.

Emily said...

Ooooh...I didn't know you guys did this....fun! Well we actually just got a plasma tv too (we just want to be like you guys). We have surround sound so it's super fun.

Jill and Paul said...

Haha!! I totally know what you mean about being white trash when you are first married!! We still haven't bought an entertainment center for our tv! We are using my hope chest lol. But I guess it looks ok! Plus we have mismatched furniture! Oh well....the joys of being newlyweds right? I am so glad we can check out each others blogs now! You are so cute Steph!!