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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

    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.

  2. 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! 🙂

  3. 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!!! 🙂

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