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An easy & inexpensive way to hide the big black box...

July 6, 2019

 

 

Hey guys! So many of you have been asking how we covered our television and I have been meaning to share with you guys for a few months now! I'm finally sitting down to show you, and be warned...it's crazy easy. I mean, almost embarrassingly so. 

 

Honestly, my television showing isn't a big deal and doesn't bother me greatly, but when it comes to photographing my house, I do prefer to make it look slightly more appealing...without dropping a lot of cash for a new television, ha ha. So one day I decided to measure the seascape above our bed and it turned out that it would cover our television perfectly! I shared all of this on my Instagram stories and brainstormed with all of you, and lo and behold, one of my followers sent me a photo and how-to of her own covered television! She chose a simple, quick, and inexpensive way to do it - a girl after my own heart! ;) I mentioned using L brackets in my stories and that's exactly what she had done! Dominic had to tweak ours a bit, which I'll explain soon here.

 

 

All you need to do is...

 

- Choose artwork of your choice - something without glass is best so that's lighter. I found my seascape at an estate sale and it was really inexpensive, so scour your local thrift stores, estate sales, Craigslist, grandmother's - you get the idea. Or have a canvas of your favorite photography done, IKEA is another great option. You could chose a couple of pieces to switch out with the seasons too! 

 

 

Once you have your art picked out...

 

- Head to your local hardware store an pick up this guy! Then simply screw it into your artwork. Be sure not to screw it in too deep, you don't want to go through the frame. Dominic predrilled the holes so the wood didn't split. Because our frame was at an odd slant Dominic took one bracket for each side and bent them to match the angle of the frame. He had to adjust the bend a few times, but had the frame been straight or if it was simple a canvas, we probably have used this instead, making it a bit easier and eliminating the need to bend. That's it! I told you it's so easy. Dominic also covered the metal with electrical tape so that it would grab onto the television even better and it won't scratch it (or our console) either. Nothing fancy at all, but I'm sure you could get fancier and use something more to your taste, if you prefer. I think multiple things could work for this, but it's what we had on hand. ;)

 

 

We simply set the artwork on our television, as shown here. I do make sure to pay attention when I'm putting it on, or taking it off, just so I don't scratch the television. ;) When we want to watch something on the television we simply set the artwork on the console below. It fits there perfectly too. 

 

 

 

Sorry it took me so long to share this simple DIY with you, but there you have it! :) If all else fails, do what my friend Jen does and use the moving art on Netflix! It looks beautiful too and is great way to switch it up as often as you like! If you decide to try out my easy peasy DIY, please be sure to share it with me over on Instagram, friends!

xo,

Nichol 

 

 

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