An Antique Cabinet for My Flatscreen TV?

An Antique Cabinet for My Flatscreen TV?

Janel Laban
Sep 24, 2010

Q: I just bought an antique dining table and chairs, and it came with a gorgeous glass door cabinet/hutch. I don't have need for the cabinet in my dining room as a I have a beautiful built-in (then again, who doesn't when you live in Boston and your place was built in the 1920s?) While trying to figure out what to do with this cabinet (I thought of using it as a linen cabinet in my guest bedroom), I measured it and realized it would fit, and perfectly, my living room's flat screen TV.

I really hate that my TV, while not placed in the center of a wall, is pretty much a focal point of my living room. I also hate the Ikea TOBO that it sits upon because it doesn't match my décor at all.

Would it be silly if I put my TV in this cabinet (drilling a small hole to fit the cable line and power cord) and then cover the glass doors in a pretty fabric so you cant see the TV lurking behind? I don't like TV armoires at all, but this piece of furniture is so nice that I thought maybe it could work. Sorry this picture isn't the greatest quality- I took it off the Craigslist listing and haven't had a chance to take a new photo yet since the hutch is sitting in my garage.

I would love readers honest opinions though! Thanks everyone

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