How to Turn any Art into a TV Frame!

Wishing everyone a fun filled Memorial Day with lots of BBQ!

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Let’s face it, tv’s are ugly.

Big black holes on the wall staring at us, judging us (ok, maybe I’m imagining that part).

Here’s a great way to draw attention away from that black hole.

Use any paper, book pages, posters, art or even an old school map like I did.

How to turn any art into a TV frame!  Draw attention away from that ugly black hole!  eclecticallyvintage.com

How to Turn any Art into a TV Frame

1) Find a great piece of art, poster, an old map. If you don’t have something big enough, try mod podging a bunch of vintage music sheets, book pages, posters, photographs (whatever you love) onto a a few poster boards stapled together – or directly onto the wall!

2) Measure the tv and subtract 4 inches from each side.  (Example:  if your tv measures 36″ wide x 24″ high, your working measurement would be 28″ x 16″).

3) Find the horizontal center of your art and then decide where you want the vertical center to be then and cut a hole in the area you want the tv to cover (my map isn’t centered vertically since I needed more space above the tv than below).

4) Draw a rectangle of the tv onto the back of the art with the working measurements you came up with in Step 2.

Tutorial on How to turn any art into a TV frame!  Draw attention away from that ugly black hole!  eclecticallyvintage.com

5) Cut into the art by punching the sharp point of a scissors through the rectangle shape you drew on the back of the art.

6) Wrap painters tape around the edges you just cut so the art doesn’t rip when you hang it.

Tutorial on How to turn any art into a TV frame!  Draw attention away from that ugly black hole!  eclecticallyvintage.com

7) Hang your art behind the tv then hang the tv back up.

Note: I had to remove the tv from the wall to hang the map.  Be careful and get help since the tv is very heavy!

How to turn any art into a TV frame!  Draw attention away from that ugly black hole!  eclecticallyvintage.com

No more staring into a big black hole!

 

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Comments

  1. Kelly, thanks for this inspiration! It looks so much nicer than a big television hanging on the wall. Have a lovely Memorial Day holiday!

  2. I was just thinking last night about framing out our tv once we get it hung. :) Leave it to me to think of the non-essentials when we still have walls to build. lol Love the map idea! Happy Memorial Day. I’ll have a margarita in your honor!

  3. Super cute idea! Nothing like putting your television on the map! :)

    Happy Memorial Day friend!
    karianne

  4. What a really great idea! Makes that space so much more interesting!

  5. Great idea, Kelly. I love the colors!

  6. That looks amazing Kelly! What a great idea! I love it!

  7. Love it, maps are my favorite. It looks great :)
    Debbie

  8. That looks pretty cool. In a year and a half of blogging I have never told anyone their project was cool, so I really mean it.

    Bliss

  9. So fun, Kelly! I am digging the map!
    Have a great weekend, Claire

  10. Thank you for mapping that out for us! ;) Great idea !

  11. You are so clever!!!

  12. So much better! And I love maps as art ;)

  13. This is such a fun idea, Kelly.

  14. Love that Kelly!! So clever! :-)
    Vanessa

  15. Hey Kelly! What a great idea so that the tv doesn’t have to been the focal point of the room. love it!
    Thanks so much for linking up to support habitat. Good luck and hope to see you back next week!

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