Saturday, March 26, 2011

The TV Matches the Curtains??

I couldn't take the hideous curtains in our living room anymore. They were there when we moved in and made the whole front room dark since they covered the only window at this end of our townhouse. So, I bought this gorgeous paisley-esque fabric plus a little extra in case I should happen to want to use some for a quilt or something... 

Well, then we decided we should reward ourselves for paying off our car (yippeeee!) and finally buy a TV. After 5 years of marriage we have never had a TV. We started out as students and thought a TV would be a huge distraction (the internet was bad enough!). Not to mention we loved it when cable companies would call us up, trying to sell us their services and we would tell them we didn't own a TV. They're stunned replies were delicious! "Oh!"...long silence... hahaha! Well, we didn't go totally entertainmentless. We enjoyed watching movies and we were so ready to enjoy the scrumptiousness of Pride & Prejudice and whatnot bigger than on a 17" computer screen. (Well, that's my opinion of course. My husband prefers The Hunt for Red October and things like that.)

Anyway, we got our new TV recently and not only was it big, our tiny living room made it look gigantic! And the only reasonable place we could put it was right in plain view and the first thing you see when you walk in our front door. That is a HUGE pet peeve of mine. I don't want people to think we worship our TV, you know? That big black screen just kept staring at me and staring at me... until I threw a piece of fabric over it. What a relief that was! The fabric happened to be the extra scrap of fabric from the curtains that I was saving for a quilt. Well, my husband liked it so much that he asked if I could make a cover for our TV out of it. WHAT?!?! Sacrifice my quilt fabric for our TV???


So, now our TV matches our curtains. And it's actually quite lovely. It's almost a work of art in and of itself.



Holly said...

Oh I LOVE it! And it totally counts as a work of art :) Actually, I love them both (curtains and TV cover)! I too, have a big problem with the TV looking like it's the center of our lives. Because it's not! But it's big and black and boring, so it sure stands out. Maybe I will have to try a TV cover of my own...thanks for the idea! And have fun watching movies on the 'big screen'!

Sarah Rachelle said...

Thanks for commenting, Holly! I'm glad you like our TV cover. You'll have to post pictures of yours when you make it! It's amazing the difference it makes to not have a huge black rectangle dominating the living room. :-)

I just wanted to mention the specs in case you might want to know.
The cover is one piece of fabric folded over and hemmed on the bottom and right side. The left side is sewn down the side, so we slip it on from the right. I'm not sure how your TV is sitting or is mounted, but that worked for us since we have it sitting on a dresser. Have fun!

Christine said...

I love this so much! I think I'll have to do the same thing. Thanks for the gerat idea.

Mairi dhubh said...

A TV cover is a BRILLIANT idea!!

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