Take a Stand

Take a Stand


Hi Grandma Jerri! How is my very favorite paternal grandmother? Great, let me get to the point. You know that TV in your family room? No, not that one, the one UNDER that one. The ancient TV that hasn’t worked sine the Eisenhower era, that is currently acting as a stand for the TV that does work? Yes, that’s the one. I’m coming for it. I’m going to take it off your hands, no need to thank me. 

Grandma, just let it go. LET IT GO. No, you aren’t going to ever “use it for parts” trust me. Yes, I know Kyson is a talented mechanic, but I don’t think he can, or will ever get your TV running again, a) because it’s a TV not a car, b) because it’s a certifiable antique and c) why does it matter, you already have one that works! LET IT GO GRANDMA! If you keep this up, I’m going to come clean out your meat freezer when you aren’t home.


Thanks Grandma. Love you too. Bye.

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  1. September 20, 2010 / 5:23 PM

    That is fantastic! Upcycling at it’s best, how many of those got thrown away? Who knew you could make something so cool from them..

  2. September 20, 2010 / 5:46 PM

    OMG. I am so “relieving” my grandmother of her old “tv stand” now. That is just too awesome.

  3. September 20, 2010 / 5:48 PM

    Cut it out!!!!!!!! That’s fantastic!! I would have passed up on that one. Lesson learned.

  4. September 20, 2010 / 5:55 PM

    My favorite use of an old TV stand was where they put an aquarium with fishies inside! It’s both attractive and a social commentary on how we could probably stand to watch less of the boob tube.

    Google Image search shows plenty: TV turned Fish Tank

  5. September 20, 2010 / 7:02 PM

    Greay DIY job…luv the color!

  6. September 20, 2010 / 7:22 PM

    Haha that kinda cracks me up. You know, I bet we could find all sorts of treasures in Grandma’s house.
    Keep up the good posts, sis.

  7. September 20, 2010 / 8:13 PM

    Brilliant! I love the conversation too. So true. It is awesome when people find uses for things that aren’t obvious.

  8. September 20, 2010 / 8:21 PM

    What a great one!

  9. September 20, 2010 / 8:26 PM

    That is awesome!I love it!

  10. September 21, 2010 / 12:23 AM

    this is awesome… Casey’s fishtank thing is awesome… who knew???

  11. September 21, 2010 / 12:32 AM

    No way that isn’t!!!! I am grabbing the next cruddy old TV stand I can find at the local thrift store to make an open blanket dresser just like this. This is awesome!

  12. September 21, 2010 / 5:27 AM

    I remember that TV from my childhood! Who would have thought? You (and Infarrently Creative?) will really make me look at junk like that twice!

  13. September 21, 2010 / 2:47 PM

    Totally laughing at your post ~ sadly, it sounds like a convo I could have with my mom 🙂 LOL.

    And that stand? Turned out BEAUTIFUL!!

  14. September 21, 2010 / 9:26 PM

    Shut the front door you made my day with your grandma dialogue. Hilare!!! Thanks for the feature friend!

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