March 29, 2013

Hiding our Ugly TV Cutout

I really have no idea why in the world builders started putting these TV cutouts in homes.  When we bought our house 8 years ago we figured it would be alright.  However, the day we moved in and put our big honking tube TV in there we were less then impressed.  The TV was basically on the floor.  A few years ago my husband built the box to put our cable boxes and game systems in and that allowed our TV to sit up a little higher.  This year I was completely over this ugly box!
We decided to add shutters to hide the ugly box.  We are going to build shelves to store all our DVD's.   I wanted to hide the cable boxes but it would have been a royal pain to have to always open the doors to allow us to change the channel.
The shutters I had on had were a perfect height and just a little off on the width but nothing that a little frame work wouldn't fix.  I painted the shutters in ASCP Old White and sanded them to give them a distressed look.  Painting shutters is a lot of work but I absolutely love the way they turned out!
The box looks a lot better and has been Willow Creeked! :)  This room is becoming more us and I am finally starting to love this room.

More to come on this room in the next few days! My hubs bought me a new Mac Book Pro and it is taking time to get use to this new system! Uploading my pictures and figuring out where the heck they were took me about an hour.  Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Love what you have done here!

    I have to agree that painting shutters is not the easiest task, having just done some myself. Now if only I could bring myself to wrap up that project to show off! LOL Maybe this week I can finish it.