This is what we had the TV sitting on. Matt's old record player stand. It was pretty proportional to the TV.
I looked and looked forever on Craigslist, overstock.com, and soo many other places. I really wanted a piece of furniture to hold the TV instead of a regular TV stand, so that we could reuse the piece if we ever needed to in the future. We finally came down to the point were we HAD to find one because our new TV had been ordered. We checked EVERY place in town that had furniture, including all thrift shops. I was really wanting to refinish an older wood piece, but we were running out of luck. I had mentioned going to Big Lots because I knew they had some pieces there, but was not hopeful, because they don't always have the best quality.
I did end up falling in love with this piece above from Big Lots. Matt actually liked this piece as well. I just had to convince him that we weren't going to find something else cheaper. (which I have to do often :)
(Mac trying to help us put it together by laying on the pieces)
This is our old TV sitting on it.(above)
UPDATE! Here is a picture of the cabinet for Christmas this year!
(sorry about the pic quality, it was taken on my phone.)