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TV turned artwork

Jan 18th, 2011
TV turned artwork
Watching the tube
Jan 18th, 2011


  • Skirting from a hardware store
  • Measuring tape
  • Handsaw and mitre block
  • Wood glue
  • Nails
  • L-bracket
  • Spirit level
  • 3M Command adhesive strips
  • Paint
Make the TV blend into your decor by mounting it on the wall and adding a homemade frame.

Step 1.

Pick up some skirting from the hardware store. Measure the shape you want your frame to be, then use a handsaw and mitre block to cut the pieces to size. (A mitre block is a U-shaped wooden tool with channels for sawing on 45 degree angles.) Or get the hardware store to cut it for you.

Step 2.

Apply a small bead of wood glue to each corner, line up edges, then drive a nail into the thicker part of the timber. Do this on all four corners. Turn frame over and on each corner screw in an L-bracket.

Step 3.

With the help of a spirit level, hang your frame using hooks or 3M Command adhesive strips.

Note: Wall brackets for flat-screen TVs are available from electrical retailers.

Decorating tip

Team mustard yellows with petrol blues for a scheme that's fresh and modern. A strong striped rug helps balance the dark TV.



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