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.