A Simple Fix


Maine houseA new sofa wasn’t the only thing the hubby felt was in order these last months.   He also thought it time for a new TV thanks to Time Warner having replaced our cable box with a new one that accommodated HD.  The result was a very blurry screen on the old TV.

Maine houseAt one time the old unit was a top of the line Sony with a big screen, and it fit perfectly into its custom space.  The same could not be said for the new shorter model which made me a little crazy.

Maine houseI guess the hubby got tired of my whining about the fit and came to the rescue with a very simple solution.  He cut a piece of 1/2″ birch plywood to fit the space above the new flat screen model, trimmed it to match the other shelves

Maine houseand mounted it inside the space on side rails.  The bottom of the shelf doesn’t show, so it wasn’t really necessary to paint the underside.

Maine houseSanded and painted it’s impossible to tell that the newly installed shelf hasn’t always been there.

Maine houseBest of all, I can now look at the TV without being distracted by the lack of perfection that existed.  Oh, and having that extra shelf provides one more surface on which to place special treasures.  A girl can never have too many flat surfaces, don’t you agree?

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24 thoughts on “A Simple Fix

  1. It’s soooo nice to have a ‘handy hubby’! WAY TO GO PHIL!!!! Great job!! Hope to see you soon when you get back to H-town! Hugs from beautiful weather Texas, Carol

  2. It looks fabulous!! Is that a beautiful Cinnamon tin on the top shelf?????

    1. You have a good eye. Actually, I have 3 of these old spice containers that I couldn’t resist though they are typically not my kind of thing. I’m so glad they weren’t left behind.

      1. I am always drawn to tins so that caught my eye immediately!

  3. Looks great Linda and Robin Williams always makes me smile.

  4. It looks just perfect, Linda. Another place is created to hold those lovely things!

  5. See, us guys are worth having around occasionally. Lol

    1. Absolutely, especially when he is as handy as my guy!

  6. Nice to have a handyman around when you need one. 🙂 I love your shelves.

    Madonna
    MakeMineLemon

    1. Thank you, the shelf was a perfect solution to a problem.

  7. Wow the new shelf turned out great! it looks like it was always there. HUbby did a perfect job and I agree with you, we can never have too many flat surfaces to decorate!

    1. Thank you. It was nice to come home one day and find the hubby working on it. He did a super job.

  8. It really makes a difference, doesn’t it? Things like adding a shelf seem complicated but aren’t always. Your husband did such a nice job. Enjoy! 🙂

    1. How right you are about things not always being complicated. You just have to do it!

  9. I applaud your husband’s approach to this as a “simple” fix!!! The changes made over the years in both television and furniture sizes can make a big difference! He did a great job on creating a look that is good-looking AND practical! And yes, I agree…no such thing as too many flat surfaces!!! 🙂

    1. Little things make me very happy, and this was one of them.

  10. Beautiful! I applaud your husband’s work too.

    1. The hubby does come in handy!

  11. Woohoo! Very nice!

  12. It is amazing, with just a little whining…what wonders can come of it. Smile…love your perfection new shelf.

  13. Well done to your hubby. It looks just perfect now. Love your new sofa too. 🙂

  14. That shelf unit is so pretty, and how wonderful to gain a new shelf for displaying treasures. Your shelves are accessorized beautifully. laurie

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