Flat screen TV’s are so great when you are watching your favorite shows or a football game but they can take away from the rest of your room decor. One solution is to make the screen a little more like a piece of art by putting a frame around it.
I searched online and couldn’t really find what I was looking for and the frames I did find were too pricey.
My husband, Jimmy and I make a pretty good team when it comes to home projects so we came up with a way we could make it ourselves. By we, I mean mostly Jimmy.
The following are some instructions on how Jimmy created the frame. It probably cost us around $75 or so in the end. We don’t claim to be experts, but the frame turned out great and so I thought we would give you an idea of how it came together.
We bought decorative moulding at Lowe’s. This is a crown moulding but it is made out of a lightweight material. It’s white, but we painted it. We borrowed a friend’s miter saw to cut the corners and got started. Use a good saw. A miter box won’t do a very good job if the moulding is substantial.
Cutting the crown moulding is a little tricky. You will be cutting crown moulding which is actually designed to fit wall to ceiling.
After measuring the TV and determining the size we wanted, he cut the moulding and glued the mitered edges together with Gorilla Glue.
Then he put a couple of thin strips of wood on the back of the frame to create some extra stability, air flow to the TV, and room for cords to come down between frame and wall.
After the frame was completed and the glue was dry, I spray painted it using a combination of 3 different paints for added color dimension. I used the oil rubbed bronze the most and just kept adding to it with all the colors until I got the color I liked.
Finally, we hung the frame over the television and secured a little with some Removable 3M Strips. The frame isn’t very heavy and it kind of rests on the TV. The 3M Strips just keep the frame from sliding around.
One thing we plan on doing is running the cords out the back of the TV and into the wall to hide the cords coming down. That is for another day and another post.
I absolutely LOVE this frame. We get a lot of compliments on it and many ask how did you do that? I hope you will give it a try!
Update…the cords are gone now.