This ’60s Living Room Staple Could Actually Be a Perfect New TV Stand
Some of the coolest-looking homes are the ones filled from top to bottom with vintage finds. While IKEA is cool, and I love sales from big retailers like West Elm, there’s nothing like the history and character you get from thrifted secondhand finds. All sorts of tips and tricks on how to get the most out of thrift shopping exist, but the real skill is finding a place for your items once you get them home.
Tiffany Weitzmann-Meyrick and her husband, Joseph Meyrick, live in a 1,140-square-foot Rowhouse in Philadephia filled with things they both love and have collected, with a huge emphasis on vintage finds and secondhand scores. “I like to think of our home as an extension of our personalities and stories,” Weitzmann-Meyrick says. “We love old stuff — all of it.” Since Joseph works in IT, the couple loves to merge old school technology with the new, like placing Phillips hue bulbs inside vintage lamps, for instance. But the coolest way they’ve done this in their pad — in my opinion — has to be in their living room, where they’re using an old TV as a media stand for their flatscreen!
When you see cool, vintage items like this that aren’t even made anymore, it can be easy to just start collecting without actually knowing what to do with them. “We love antiquing and salvaging, so we’re always finding furniture that we don’t necessarily have a home for,” Weitzmann-Meyrick says. “We really get creative in our spacing and arrangements so all pieces have a home.” So, instead of stashing this retro TV stand in a corner somewhere, they found the perfect spot for it in their living room, and it’s right where it would have been in the ’60s. By topping it with their current television, they just brought the piece into the 21st century.
If you’ve been on the hunt for a cool credenza or the perfect statement piece to slide underneath your own TV, this retro idea just may be your solution. Using an old school TV as a stand for your current flatscreen seems like the perfect way to marry vintage and modern styles, and that’s the case throughout Weitzmann-Meyrick’s and Meyrick’s entire home.