One of the things that has always bothered me about our family room is the huge TV on the wall. It's not that I have a problem with enormous TVs themselves, it's just that I think they're an enormous eyesore. I prefer TVs that can be hidden inside a piece of furniture or something. This is in direct contrast to my husband's opinion, which is: "There IS no TV that is too big." I will never understand why it's so important to watch a life-size version of Dog the Bounty Hunter, but hey -- that's what makes us different, I guess.
A few months ago, I was reading a great blog called John's Journal. Maria had the greatest solution for hiding her TV. I emailed her for the specifics, and then I totally hacked her idea. She could not have been more gracious. Check it out.
Now you see my TV:
Now you don't:
Okay, so you can still see a little bit sticking out on either side of the print.....but you know what I mean. The print is from IKEA and is printed on canvas, so it's very lightweight.
We just took a trip to Home Depot and bought two L-brackets, and screwed them in to the canvas frame.
We added rubber to the underside of the bracket so it wouldn't damage the TV at all.
It's so easy to hang this up when we're having company over. You just hook it right over the TV!
Now, I just need to figure out what we're going to do with the rest of this wall. It's just a huge, blank wall other than the TV. Maybe some floating shelves?
What do you think?