Tuesday, June 30, 2015

60 Inch TV Cover Up!

This is the 60 inch TV that Terry has in our living room.  I know men like these "big ole" TV's but they really are hard to hide in the decor scheme!  I cannot deny him his big screen with all the white and chic he lives with in our home.  So I came up with a way to hide this monster screen in my new living room re do.

Remember this old church alter I got awhile back for the TV to sit on.

Yep even with the pretty altar that screen just grabbed hold of your eye every time.  Even Libby had a hard time looking at it anymore lol!

So to start the transition in the new living room.  We painted the altar white and distressed it.  Then we took this old chippy cabinet door and mounted it to the front for more chippy uniqueness and character.



Terry and I went out to a couple of Antique places on Friday and we found these awesome old shutters.  There were three of them for $18 dollars.  I forgot to take a picture before he cut them down to size.  



So Terry and his trustee tools made these shutters into doors to hide the 60 inch TV.  I am hunting for some cool knobs for these shutter doors.  



Yeah win win!!!! He gets his big screen TV and I get to hide it when we are not watching it.  $18 dollars and some left over wood made for this great cabinet box to cover the TV.





This is how we covered up the 60 inch TV in our house.  You got a few sneak peaks at the living room Re Do.  Just waiting on my white slipcover for the couch.  Lisa actually emailed me today and said the slipcover for the couch is ready and she will ship it this week. I have a few more decor change ups for this room and then I will have the reveal soon.  My chippy white and cream and gray living room is coming together nicely.  So far the only money spent was $18 for the shutters.  Love when I can make a major change to the decor and use what I have.
Hoping these rainy days will end and we will get some sunshine so I can get some better pictures of this room.


Have a great rest of the week.  Thank you always for your visits and sweet comments.
Kris
:)




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71 comments:

  1. So fabulous! So Terry and Kris! I absolutely love this.

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  2. It looks beautiful, Kris! You two made a wonderful design team again. What a great deal you got on the shutters. Enjoy the new view :)!
    Julia

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  3. Yep so much better a big ole tv is an eyesore but like you said the men in our lives seem to need them. You found the perfect solution, and at a bargain price too :) I can see a glimpse of the sofa, can't wait to see it slipcovered.

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  4. LOVE this idea Kris the shutters look fabulous!!

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  5. Fabulous, Kris! It's great to have a handy man around the house to make all of our decorating visions a reality, isn't it? What would we do without them!

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  6. Kris,
    Another clever creation from the Dynamic Duo of home design! Looks fantastic.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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  7. You are the queen of cover-up! First the double shower doors, next the large TV, and soon the floral sofa. I don't blame you at all! It certainly makes it more personal that way and fits in with your décor much better. Your husband is so handy to be able to make that shutter cover-up for your TV. I really like that chippy painted trunk you're using for a coffee table too. Looking forward to seeing the final reveal!

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  8. Kris- That looks awesome. I love the look of old shutters.

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  9. You two remind me so much of hubby and I. Have a mission to accomplish and get er done! Fabulous way to hide the tv Kris and it fits right into your chippy goodness decor.

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  10. How cool is that!! looks so wonderful!

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  11. Wowza-looks great and I love it! You are very creative and now you both get what you want!

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  12. WOW so clever and it looks amazing!!!!! I'm so glad you are able to have your white again :o)
    ~Des

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  13. Great idea!! Do you ever sleep or does your mind just go 90 mph all the time? LOL Looks beautiful!

    Judy

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  14. Our tv isn't 60", but I still need to hide it. You are so lucky that Terry is handy!

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  15. Kris, I hate to have to see even our smaller TV out in the open. I may one get Ted to build onto the stand it is sitting on. Then I too can hide ours. I have to say your whole set is adorable. You are the door and shutter queen girl. Love it. Blessings for a great day. xoxo,Susie

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  16. What a perfect way to cover up a tv!!! And it fits right in with your decor! I insisted on putting our tv inside an armoire so I could close up the doors and hide it whenever I wanted. Lol!

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  17. You two are simply A M A Z I N G !!! Love your ideas and how you "both" get them done. So pretty, Kris.

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  18. Hi Kris! What a wonderful way to cover up the big black box. You would never know it's there. Great idea and your living room looks beautiful.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  19. Your tv cabinet look fabulous Chris! I want one too now! Thanks for the idea. I'll have to keep a look out for some old shutters. :) And I love the way your living room is coming together. Much more like your style. And your Libby is just gorgeous! Hope you are having a great week. :) Julie

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  20. I was just wondering what books or magazines you are reading right now. Our province is in a heat wave and there is little to do except read in front of a fan to keep cool. So thought I would ask.
    Thanks, Kris
    *Smiles*

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  21. Kris
    Is there nothing you and Terry can create when you put your heads together?
    This is a whole new idea for a TV cover up. Love it!

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  22. LOL-Now why am I NOT surprised that you painted that altar? Didn't I hear you say you LIKED the wood? I knew you were lying and it was just a matter of time before you painted that sucker. LOL Love it, Kris---and Love the shutters to cover the TV up. I hate the big TV, too and we have one in our great room that just smacks you right in the face. You are lucky that Terry is so handy! The two of you make a GREAT team! xo Diana

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  23. Wow! Amazing job...love it!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  25. You two are so incredible Kris - that is absolutely AMAZING !!!
    Looks like an authentic antique armoire actually - LOVE LOVE LOVE !!!
    xox

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  26. What a wonderful solution! It looks so beautiful and was so affordable too! I am very impressed!

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  27. THAT. LOOKS. AMAZING!!! I'm so impressed -- you guys rock!! LOVE IT!!!

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  28. I Love It, Kris! It must be so very nice to have your sweet hubby be so willing to help your crazy decor life :) Sometime, I'm going to text you a picture of my Big Black Monster entertainment center ... you will want to get 2 gallons of white paint out and go to town! Love ya, Cindy xoxo

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  29. You and Terry are really quite the duo team. It looks terrific and the shutters really make it. Can hardly wait to see the room all finished.
    You never sit still do you. always thinking on new projects. They always turn out so well. Even Libby matches the decor LOL.
    You and Terry have a wonderful 4th and hopefully it will not be raining.
    Hugs to you dear friend,
    Mary

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  30. Kris, this is brilliant! You and Terry never cease to amaze me with your creativity and talent :) Your living room is looking amazing!
    (And what a great deal on those shutters)
    Susan

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  31. OMG! A 60" TV??? I can't imagine how big your room must be to watch that comfortably. Men, eh? lol. Anyway, I absolutely LOVE how you've worked out a solution that suits you both, and looks terrific into the bargain. Fantastic job once again Terry! Don't fancy lending him out under the guise of a vacation to the UK do you Kris? You could come too of course, lol.

    Hugs

    Judi in the UK

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  32. Great job! I can't wait to show this to my hubby. He would be on board with the concept in a heart beat.

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  33. Hi Kris! Your tv cover-up looks like a million bucks and you sure can't beat the price! Those darned tvs - at least the flat screens are better looking than the old behemoths, lol. Have a great fourth! Jane

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  34. Incredible job! I just showed this to the husband who was impressed, too. His is out on what was supposed to be a window seat in the den which is upstairs, and since I mostly enter by invitation only, I don't really care. If it was downstairs in my LR, I would be copying this so fast it would make your head spin! Great job.

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    1. Hi Ellen,
      So cute this comment. Love that you have a room that is by invite only to viewing the big ole tv!!! Too funny. Glad you loved this. It really was a great answer to the big problem of what to do with the TV sticking out in the room. Happy 4th. Thanks for your sweet visit.
      Kris

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  35. Absolutely love it ! Great deal on the shutters ! You are so inspiring!! I so enjoy your posts ❤️❤️❤️. Hugs
    Cathy Thompson

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  36. Of course you all would come up with a fantastic idea to cover up the tv!!! This is so perfect!
    Mary Alice

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  37. Beautiful, you are so creative!!
    Kim

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  38. That is wonderful. I'm not allowed to cover up his T.V. What happened to the new Pottery Barn Couch?

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  39. Hi Kris
    Love love love!!!!!! the way you have hidden the TV. You and your husband are so darn creative. Love the alter white also
    have a great day Kris

    deezie

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  40. What a perfect way to hide that "not so pretty" black blog. Oh yes, we all have them. You and Terry did a great job. Love it. Thanks, Kris for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party

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  41. WOW! This a brilliant solution! The altar and shutters look fabulous - you would never know that there is a TV hiding behind there. Well Done!

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  42. Just beautiful! My husband has a HUGE flat screen in our living room. It hangs on the wall in the corner. I would love to figure out a way to hide it. I also have to contend with a collection of three electric guitars and a 4' X 4' aquarium on the other side of the room. Talk about a design challenge! He does put up with my "girlie" shabby chic decor all over the house so I guess I just have to bite my tongue about his "stuff". I sure would love to have a man cave for him!

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  43. What a clever and wonderful solution! The altar looks gorgeous.You and Terry did an amazing job.
    Hugs
    Alessandra

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  44. Hi Kris,
    you did a wonderful job <3. After my hubby brought home a "Monster TV " I started immediately to search for a big enough cabinet to hide it in.Thank goodness it didn´t take all that long to find the perfect cabinet .Now we both are happy.
    Have a wonderful week.
    Hugs
    Caroline

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  45. Jann this is amazing! I need a man with tools too! Awesome job Terry! Have a great day! Jo

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  46. LOVE it! What a lovely way to hide the TV. You two did a fabulous job and thanks for giving us a peek. Hope your July 4th celebration is wonderful.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  47. you've done it again!!!!! Now you see it....now you don't! AWESOME!!

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  48. Well, it really turned out wonderful Kris! Love the shutter door! We now have our big t.v.in a large Paula Deen entertainment center. I still would love something like this to hide it, but not sure it will ever happen. lol! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  49. What a great idea!!! My TV is half the size of yours but I still want to cover it up!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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  50. Men and their BIG toys... but you really made the best of both worlds. Looks great and so creative, I want to go junking with you! Happy 4th my friend, enjoy your family!

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  51. That Terry is truly a magician!....he works such great magic in your home...the TV "cover' is amazing and it certainly is a win-win....Good job Terry!...Just so beautiful!!

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  52. Hi Kris, love this fix for the big TV. What a grand idea. I love the alter and once white and chippy it is just gorgeous. The shutters did the trick to cover so nicely. Terry did a beautiful job and it all looks wonderful.
    CM

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  53. The altar was an awesome piece even before the shuttered doors, Kris. It's a perfect for a big screen TV. Love the white distressed paint job.

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  54. Clever and beautiful! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Watch for your feature on Monday xo

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  55. Just amazing. I am in awe. So pretty and practical. Di@cottage-wishes

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  56. It looks amazing, I gave you this idea way back when you were painting the Altar, it would allow the big black screan to melt away and free up space for the altar as a serving place of entertaining.

    Looks perfectly perfect for your family room.

    Xx
    Dore

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  57. That looks fabulous-what a clever and beautiful idea.

    Best wishes from Down Under!
    Natasha in Oz

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  58. Oh my goodness how smart is that? I love everything you touch, Kris! That altar...the door...shutters...Love!!

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  59. This looks amazing, Kris!! LOVE it!
    Debbie
    xo

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  60. Isn't it fun when your plan and hubby come together....
    love love love it

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  61. You and Terry make such a great team Kris. Love the shutter doors!!
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne

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  62. Perfect! This is exactly what I had in mind when you said you wanted to hide the monster tv! I have to admit, I'm with Terry - I love watching a big tv! Especially during baseball season! I'm also with you - they are an eyesore when not in use! I' so glad that you found a beautiful compromise! Can't wait to see the entire room re-do! I'm thinking about a re-do for mine, but don't know where to start! I guess I need to study Pinterest for a while and get some ideas (or talk you into coming and doing it for me) LOL! Have a great day! Hugs, Leena

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  63. Kris, Your tv cover up turned out awesome!! You and Terry make such a creative pair, I love all your projects. Thanks so much for sharing at Simple & Sweet Fridays.
    Hugs,
    Jody

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