its no secret.
i can’t stand seeing the giant tv over our fireplace.
but it wasn’t a hill worth dying on, so i gave in.
but secretly plotted inside for years on ways to cover it up.
5 1/2 years to be exact.
we talked about all sorts of options, but nothing seemed entirely logical.
then i saw this:
and i knew i could make it work!
and since i apparently can’t get much done on my own these days, i put a bee in my parents’ bonnets and they got right to work on it!
they found some great old wood down at the end of a road and took it apart, keeping all the old rusty screws.
i placed the pieces in the order i wanted and my dad attached all the boards back together, fitting just inside the opening for our tv.
and we kept the monkey busy with his own projects ;)
my dad made a hand hold to allow easy removal of the cover. a couple blocks of wood keep the cover from touching the tv.
our tv already had this piece of removable trim so the tv could be moved if needed.
although the trim fits pretty snuggly in the opening on its own, a couple strips of velcro were added for extra security.
we kept the original screws and put them back randomly into the empty nail holes. when i want to hang something from the cover, i just pull out a screw and place it where its needed!
i can’t tell you how happy it makes me to not see the tv!
and if we do want to watch something, which is hardly ever, we can easily remove the cover and set it aside!