Asked on Mar 21, 2017

Can you help us coordinate our TV stand with existing End Tables?

by Lou
A TV stand is not available in the style of our end tables. It has been recommended to us that we look for a TV stand that is in contrast to the two tables (photos provided).
1. Please tell us if you agree that we should seek a stand that contrasts.
2. Please suggest the style of TV stand we should seek.
This has become such an issue so we really need help. Thank you for your assistance.

Existing end tables.

  23 answers
  • Dj Dj on Mar 21, 2017

    Maybe you could buy a dark-colored tv stand with doors and change out the handles with round ones. Personally I would want something that coordinates. I'd gladly sell you mine (which I think would look good with your tables) because I want a smaller one, but you don't live near me. Good luck.

    • Lou Lou on Mar 21, 2017

      Please post a photo of yours along with brand and model name, number. We may be able to find it online. Thanks

  • Larry shriver Larry shriver on Mar 21, 2017

    I doubt that you would ever find anything that would be similar to your existing end tables ( which I think are lovely ), but I might be wrong about the availability of what you are looking for. As a compromise, if it were me, I would probably buy myself a TV stand along the black metal with glass shelving styles, being that it is a somewhat "modernistic" style, as I would also say your end tables are.

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    • Lou Lou on Mar 21, 2017

      Larry, I'm very sorry if my reply came across as unappreciative. Black is a natural contrasting color to pair with glass. We have looked at soo many stands, even bought and sold two, we find ourselves overly sensitive. Thank you sir.

  • TitleMax TitleMax on Mar 21, 2017

    Those look great!

  • Larry shriver Larry shriver on Mar 21, 2017

    No problem.................Keep searching, and hopefully you will eventually find something that suits your needs. If nothing else, perhaps you or one of your friends would have the capabilities to design and custom - build something. Years ago, I purchased a console tv with a solid cherry cabinet. I took all the electronic guts out, installed some shelves, and it now has my 47-inch tv on top, with vcr, dvd player and recorders, and home theatre components inside , which are hidden by doors that swing open and closed. It's really a nice cabinet, and I think I paid $3 for it. Good luck...............

    • Lou Lou on Mar 21, 2017

      Very creative! Btw, do you recall the Best Buy stand? Something tells me to have a look. 😎

  • Brenda Brenda on Mar 21, 2017

    I'be been having about the same problem. I have a whole idea book filled with corner TV stands on Wayfair. Just can't make up my mind yet but you might try their site. Lots of them offer a "view in my room" option that might help.

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    • Bernice H Bernice H on Mar 27, 2017

      Awesome..and clever! Good for you!

  • Eroque022810 Eroque022810 on Mar 21, 2017

    Lou who told you that why didn't you post a photo of current TV stand. I love your tables but things don't have to be matchy matchy anymore. Let your personality shine through just like with these 2 tables. With that said I would get one that is metal with glass top. Since things are wireless now you don't have to worry about that the modem can be in anyroom. The metal color would be the color of the round pulls of tables. Unless the person arguing with you helps pay the mortgage, enjoy your style heck even if it is your partner compromise is a good thing.

    • Lou Lou on Mar 23, 2017

      here is a stock photo of our current stand. Functionally it is too low and much too dark where it is currently placed. Lighting mods in the living room will cost 2k and is not in the budget. Thanks

  • Erin Erin on Mar 22, 2017

    Why don't you see if there's a sideboard in that style?

    • Lou Lou on Mar 22, 2017

      In fact there is one but since it is oval the top is too narrow. Great idea Erin.

  • Lisa Lisa on Mar 22, 2017

    I agree with Eroque - things no longer have to be matchy-matchy to look good and complement each other. I painted our TV stand to match the same color as our end tables, and installed glass shelves to give it a quick update. So yes, they are "different" but they look smashing together!

  • Lou Lou on Mar 22, 2017

    Given our living room conventional lighting we are leaning toward a white stand. We have established size parameters so I'm about to set up a folder of all suitable stands available. Please continue suggesting. Everyone has been so helpful.

  • Erin Erin on Mar 22, 2017

    Can the top be replaced?

    • Lou Lou on Mar 23, 2017

      Yes but the entire piece is oval thus too shallow. Good thought.

  • Libby Libby on Mar 23, 2017

    What about 2 more of the narrower end tables, have a black or smokey grey glass top cut to your measurements at a glass shop? Use the end tables as base, with separation between them. If glass is not in the budget, use wood.

  • BabyBoomerSC BabyBoomerSC on Mar 23, 2017

    I wouldn't worry 2 seconds about trying to match something to your two end tables. I have end tables that are grey/brown color and a teal TV console. I chose teal because I have that accent color in my living room with pillows and in a pattern in a side chair.

    Choose something that speaks to you, something you like and in a size that works for the room. Check Wayfair's website - they have a TON of television consoles/stands. Browse through their site or Overstock and see if anything speaks to you.

    • Lou Lou on Mar 23, 2017

      That is exactly what we have done. Already have about a dozen in the proper size for my wife peruse.

  • Pamala Pamala on Mar 24, 2017

    What is the TV like? Is is a newer flat screen or an older console model? If flat screen, why not hang it on the wall and save some floor space. Otherwise, if you absolute have to have a place for the TV and other equipment make use of mixed materials to create a distinct entertainment cabinet or area using bricks and wood stained to match the wood stain of the tables and use baskets on the new shelves painted to match the hardware of the tables.

  • Janet Lewis Janet Lewis on Mar 24, 2017

    Look at garage sales, and find the style you like then get Vener from the Hardware store that matches. Then add new hardware. You can use a dresser, or a desk, or two nightstands. You have to be creative and you may have a few missteps but, you will figure it out.

  • Com20264644 Com20264644 on Mar 25, 2017

    maybe you could mount your television on the wall, and hang a solo shelf under for cable boxes and such. If it continues to be such a headache, consider new end tables!

  • T. Martinelli T. Martinelli on Mar 25, 2017

    Where did you get you're tables at? They match an old bedroom suit from the 20's I have from my grandmother

  • T. Martinelli T. Martinelli on Mar 25, 2017

    Try these two stores online ,ALLMODERN.COM & DOT&BO.COM ,they both sale retro styles ,I buy alit from them for a mid century home I have in palm springs an in the Florida keys ,check them out.

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  • CecileH CecileH on Mar 26, 2017

    Just a thought, but what about hitting auctions and see if you can find a bow front buffet/hutch or dresser even. Take the existing hardware off and see if you can find something similar to the end tables to replace them with. Then lightly sand it down and stain it to match as close as you can to your existing end tables? If you have at least one or two of the similar elements of the end tables I don't think you will notice they aren't exactly the same. The other option is to find a bow front buffet/hutch/ dresser and take it to a cabinet or furniture maker and ask them to modify the bottom to resemble the bottom of your end tables and add hardware similar to what you have. What you save on going to the auction you can spend having a carpenter modify it! Good luck in your search!

  • Diana Deiley Diana Deiley on Mar 26, 2017

    On the frugal side, you could pick up an inexpensive stand/table at your local resale/thrift store and paint/antique it to imitate the style you love. It will be placed opposite from the tables so it doesn't need to match perfectly. No hard rule says everything has to match. And a little DIY is satisfying. Best of luck.

  • Lou Lou on Mar 28, 2017

    Short note to thank everyone for your help. We have ordered a new stand that by its style and design will not compete with our side tables. Hopefully, we can provide a photo or two when all the remodeling work and new furniture is in place.

  • Janice Janice on Aug 10, 2023

    Hopefully by now you have installed a beautiful TV stand that you love and are pleased with your choice.