Frame your flatscreen TV to fit in with the rest of your room
When you first hang your new, high-tech flat screen TV on the wall, it's hard to hide the excitement. But then you may realize that the giant TV really doesn't go with your living room 'look.' It's hard to make that shiny rectangle look stylish. This family had the same realization and came up with this brilliant solution!
These women measured their TV and cut 4 pieces of wooden trim - one for each side of the flat screen. It's good to use trim because it often already has a nice shape and is finished and painted.
The next step is to cut the corners at a 45-degree angle and bevel it so that the two pieces fit together tightly.
Then you have to build a base out of MDF (middle-density fiberboard).
This is the first thing that has to be mounted to the TV wall.
Next, you can rehang the TV and place the trim on top of it like a frame. The MDF base not only hides the sides of the TV, but it also gives you something to screw the frame into.
To make sure the frame coordinates with the rest of the room, this one got a chic, new yellow coat of paint. Say goodbye to the ugly old TV hanging there awkwardly!
Here are a few more ideas for your TV:
So there you have it, a whole host of ways to camouflage your telly in an elegant frame. If you're lucky, you might even find a finished frame that fits your TV size, then you wouldn't have to make one yourself.