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Happy Hour : An Updated TV Cabinet

Just in time for today's Super Bowl, this little Happy Hour might be just the ticket. Every been in a restaurant when it turns "Happy Hour?" You notice the mood instantly changes as everyone is ready for fun. Whenever I'm having a Bad Hair Day, my cure is always a personal Happy Hour. Of course, I'm hopeless addicted to interiors; so for me, this hour is all about decorating. In this series, we'll look at some quick and happy mood changers for our very own Happy Hour. Each should take about an hour - a mere 60 minutes - to perk up our minds and our rooms. Let's get the party started.

Let's face it, a TV isn't the most attractive feature in a room. Happily, TVs are now super thin and wall-mountable. Unfortunately, our living room doesn't lend itself to a super cool wall-mount as we are stuck with the TV in a corner. Over twenty years ago, our solution was a very simple $50 TV stand from IKEA. This week, we became cordless and the TV stand has never looked better.

Last month, our neighborhood got 5G. Once P officially said we were ready to "cut the cords," these shelves were quickly emptied. We subscribed to T-Vision (T-Mobile) so goodbye DISH DVR. Our little TV stand is no longer for sale at IKEA but their MOSJÖ ($39.99) is close.

Santa brought a new TV. Good news - it had WIFI built in in preparation for going wireless. Bad news - it sits lower than our old TV. Our SONOS sound bar was blocking the lower 2" of the screen. What to do? We bought a LACK (IKEA shelf unit, $15.99) to place on top of stand, raising it two inches. You can barely see the shelf as it is the same color as the cabinet. Years ago, I painted a 6' x 3' canvas and hung on the wall behind the TV so it didn't look completely like the TV was stuck in a bare corner.

Finally, I removed the shelves as I found right size baskets at Cost Plus World Market. As you know, today is Super Bowl Sunday. Maybe before the game, you'll be inspired to take a Happy Hour to tweak your TV's surroundings. Have to laugh but I bet between plays, I'll be watching our old TV stand, wire free. Guess it's the little things that made me enjoy this Happy Hour.

P.S. After our new floors were installed in 2022, a handyman installed casters (Amazon) on the TV stand. Gotta say this rocked my world. So easy to roll the set around for viewing and cleaning behind.


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