Saturday, December 23, 2017

A Quick And Easy Entertainment Center Makeover

Season Greetings, Darlings!

Okay, you're feeling good because you just brought home your new 49-inch or plus television set, and  you're thinking you’re stuck with an old humongous and now out of favor entertainment center that housed your old 32-inch digital television. 

This was my dilemma.

So I asked myself the following questions:

What should I do with this dinosaur now that I have my new flat screen TV.  Should I buy one of the more popular low-level entertainment centers designed for flat screen TVs and comes with an average height of 22 to 24 inches? Downsize it? Or, should I just trash it?

After doing some research, I learned that these new entertainment centers are just as costly as the dinosaur that I already own. Therefore, I opted to keep it and reseal the back.

As the original  backing  from the entertainment center was removed to place an equally old 32-inch digital TV into years ago. I needed to reseal the back. And lucky me. The new flat screen TV came with a huge cardboard insert that was large enough for me the fill in the back of the old entertainment center, which made it more attractive and useful.

Together my materials were:

  • one large cardboard insert
  • 1 roll of Self Adhesive Vinyl Medium Walnut contact film, 17.7" x 78.7"
  • A good pair of craft scissors
  • Staple gun with 3/8" staples
  • And the help of my husband, Stan, for the heavy work

Below are the before and after pictures. 

This idea was a simple and quick fix to a problem that did not necessarily need to cost more than the $10.99 for the adhesive film, and fortunately, the Walnut shade and pattern are nearly a perfect match.

Chow Darlings!