Secret TV in the Master Bedroom

Heading back to a room we haven’t seen in a while, I had some time this weekend so decided to do something about the TV on the wall in the Master Bedroom. Some people are all “No TV in the bedroom” and I’m all “but I love Law and Order SVU more than Collin and he won’t watch it 24/7, so mind your business.”

But, the TV is not pretty, regardless of how much Law and Order it plays, so I had this idea to cover it with a large picture we have had for a while. The picture is of Collin, myself and JoJo at our wedding location before we got married, taken by my mother in law on her iPhone. I sent it to Staples to have it blown up to an engineer print. They are awesome and will print anything really big for $2-$3. It was put in an Ikea frame.

To start, I measured the frame and cut some scrap wood to fit in a box shape behind the frame. I used my KregJig to attach the frame together along with some glue and let it dry.

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Next, I figured out where it would hang on the wall and cut a stud to fit inside the frame. I pre-drilled and leveled to attach the stud to the wall.

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I used small hinges to attach the frame to the box:

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I also drilled a 2″ hole in the bottom for the TV wires to go through.

Once everything was built, I took the TV off of the wall mount and attached the box and frame to the stud. I screwed the box to the stud from the top to make sure it wouldn’t shift around.

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At this point it was moving at the bottom, so I cut 2 scrap pieces and drilled/screwed them in each corner.

Here is the Before:

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Here is the After (Open and Closed):

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Not only does it hide the TV, but since it is bigger, it adds some much needed weight to this side of the room. The frame was a little warped from being in storage, so I will pick up a new one next time I am at Ikea. That should square off the upper left corner. Also, if I get around to it, I will probably paint the box black to match the frame. For now, its done 🙂

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