butcher block counter tops- We used to have one of these in the Dutch Colonial house I grew up in. Real butcher block counter top with cut out for trash underneath. As kids, we thought it was so cool to have it!
This is a good way to make a bigger TV look intentional (and less like your husband won over you). Keep it alone on the wall above the console or shelf and hang another shelf above it. (design by Sarah Richardson) - Home Decor Idea