Country Living...Island Dreaming

December 21, 2011

Burlap in the Window

I wanted to keep my entertainment center
 neat and simple for Christmas.
What was holding me back, you ask?

Well...
A couple boys, who shall remain nameless,
(Hey, that's funny since they are nameless on my blog!)
haven't been as neat as they should
when putting away movies and toys!

So this is what it looked like when the doors were closed.
No, I don't think that little decoration was hiding anything!

Sure, I could have them clean it,
but let's be realistic.

With all the Christmas movie-watching
and playing around these last few days,
we'd be back to the mess in no time.

And with all my present wrapping and running around
I will not have time to keep it neat either.

So, as a temporary solution
I decided to tape some burlap to the inside of the doors.
And if I had a better camera
and/or the glare wasn't so bad,
you could actually see how it turned out!


This shows it a little better.
You get the idea.

Here is the shelf above the door.
Yeah, these plates are everywhere this year!

And the area above the TV.
It's always fun decorating around the lovely cable box.



You might notice I moved the chairs around in here to accommodate the Christmas tree you see reflected in the TV.  I will probably do a post on my tree.  But let me warn you, I let the kids decorate it and for the first time ever, I did not edit a thing on it!  It's our family tree and they were SO proud of themselves for decorating it that I didn't have the heart to move anything.  It's actually pretty cute. 

Anyway, that's my quick fix for the entertainment center.

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8 comments

  1. The burlap looks great! I just love quick and easy solutions.

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  2. I love how you decorated the entertainment center...very creative.
    Merry Christmas.
    Mary Ann

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  3. wonderful idea!!!It looks great!! Have a Merry Christmas!!

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  4. Fantastic Idea!! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  5. Great idea! Thanks for linking Flaunt it Friday. Merry Christmas!

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  6. Wow this takes on a whole new look,very savy:)Great job,Deidre~ http://simplysimplisticated4.blogspot.com

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  7. The burlap looks great, love your idea! I'm so glad you shared it....I found you at the WUW Party....:-)

    XO,
    Christine

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