Tuesday, March 12, 2013

TV Stand, Media Console by Lamont from Overstock.com

In our quest to replace some of the furniture at the desert house and to get one step further in completing the den (man cave), my husband purchased a TV Stand, Media Console from Overstock.com

We had looked in a few furniture stores (consignment and new) and we just couldn't find the right style or wood color.  My husband is the type of person who will scour the globe looking for the "perfect" item, but out of the blue, he ordered the TV stand from Overstock - site unseen!

So when it was delivered, I thought, "Oh, man this is going to be a pain in the butt to return".

Lamont TV Stand, Media Console boxed
Lamont TV Stand, Media Console boxed

The TV console was packaged very well and arrived undamaged, but due to the dryness of the desert and static cling, there was styro-foam packaging everywhere.

Lamont TV Stand, Media Console unboxing
Lamont TV Stand, Media Console un-boxing

The console was easy to assemble.  Even Taylor wanted to help out.

Lamont TV Stand, Media Console glass doors
Lamont TV Stand, Media Console glass doors

The picture below shows the assembled TV console.  We still need to adjust the cable box, network and wireless computer modem so these items sit properly in the TV console.

Lamont TV Stand, Media Console
TV Console Finished.  Yes, we like the Pawn Stars TV show!

For approximately $300, this TV console is perfect for the desert house.  The wood color in espresso matches the Crown Pet Crate Table.  The quality of the TV console is quite nice, although the glass sliding doors do not slide with ease, but we don't plan on opening and closing the doors often. 

If you've purchased furniture items from Overstock.com, let us know how you liked the item(s).


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Crown Pet Crate Table

As discussed in previous posts, my husband and I purchased our house in the desert furnished.  It's not quite our taste in furniture, but it's good enough and we've enjoyed having a house all set up that we can just take off and go to.

As we spend more time in the home, we are deciding which furniture items to replace.  This weekend we replaced two items.  First, we wanted to replace a rustic wood end table in the den (man cave) and second an over-sized dog pen that we had for Taylor, the cocker spaniel.  We thought that we would just get a regular metal pen for him, but since we wanted to replace the end table, we thought about an end table dog create.  Is there such a thing?

Well, yes!  We purchased the Crown Pet Crate Table at dog.com. The cost of the table was around $226.00 for a medium sized table/crate and it's what we would have paid to replace an end table anyway, so might as well get an item with a dual purpose.

Crown Pet Crate in Espresso, size medium
Crown Pet Crate Table in Espresso (bedding not included)

Luckily, Taylor was crate trained when he was a puppy so he's more than happy to go into his new home.

Taylor in Crown Pet Crate Table
Taylor in his new home

Calm Taylor in Taylor in Crown Pet Crate Table
A relaxed Taylor in his Crown Pet Crate Table
When we come home after running errands, here is what Taylor normally does ..

Pool in Palm Desert
Taylor running around pool
Taylor is never in the back yard alone as he has fallen in the pool chasing the pool cleaner.

Tri color cocker spaniel in back yard
Taylor chasing birdies and digging