TV Unit Makeover

Here is the living room and TV unit before I moved in...

Here is the TV unit now...

The guy that we bought the apartment from added an awesome TV unit built in that had an orangish wood wash. It was really cool but definitely not my style. I *maturely* agreed to live with it for a year and see if it grew on me. Big shock, it did not! So the following year, my parents gave me the birthday present of redoing it. I looked into so many options for how to go about the change. Eventually, I decided to cover the wood with textured wallpaper from Anthropologie (that is currently sold out). It changed the appearance of the unit into looking more like a wall with shelving than a built in. It also made a HUGE impact in the aesthetic of the room. It transformed the room into a much brighter and whiter space. The orange wash of the shelving drew out the orange tint in our wood floors and since I loath all things orange, I was not a fan.

The TV unit made me thrilled and felt so much more "me." It's now been a year since its been redone and I only just truly finished it. I had the best time decorating it for the holidays this year with all white decor. I had an even better time decorating it permanently. I still want to work on the top shelf though. All of the pieces are very affordable...they're from Target, Urban Outfitters, CB2, and Anthropologie. I splurged on the bookends from and they were so worth it. I struggled with buying books that I felt were "worthy" of that spot. If it was a bigger shelf and I had more books up there, I would have gone to a used book store and been fine with the selection. The only used books that I could find were ivory and not white enough and I just couldn't get past it. Sooo, the thing that I should have spent the least amount of money on, I ended up spending the most on. They are so unique and cool though so I honestly have no regrets. All of the items on the shelf are linked below.

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