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Curling up with a glass of wine and catching up on the latest bingeable streaming series may be your idea of a perfect Friday night living room arrangement. But that doesn’t mean you have to stare at the large black box that is your television when your favorite show isn’t on. With a bit of ingenuity, you can creatively camouflage your flatscreen into a super-chic setup that still allows you to click on Netflix in a snap. 

Here, four clever DIYs to make a standard TV look a little less, well, standard.

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Who says your television can’t live behind closed doors? “Everyone wants the luxury of having a TV, but, as someone that hates looking at them, I needed to get creative with the TV in our bedroom,” says Brady Tolbert, a designer and prop stylist in Los Angeles. “I found this vintage hutch from Chairish, and, due to the proportions of the top half, it became the perfect candidate to house our TV.” In just a few steps, Tolbert was able to slightly alter this find to accommodate his flatscreen for everyday use.

To alter a hutch of your own, you’ll need:

Remove the doors and hardware. These slid down via a slider, making them easy to remove. Take a jigsaw, or handsaw, and slice both doors down the center.

Tolbert attached two hinges to each cabinet door, and two hinges to the newly cut panels.  The result: accordion doors that open easily.

Follow the installing instructions that come with the articulating mount and put it on the panel of the hutch. “Depending on your cabinet, you might need to install an extra piece of wood on the back panel to offer some support to the TV mount,” Tolbert adds.

Drill a small hole in the back of the cabinet and slide an extension cord (or any other necessary wires) through. Plug TV into the wall outlet.

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New York City design influencer and author Chelsey Brown chose to take her Samsung Frame TV to the next level by installing fluted detailing immediately adjacent to her screen. This wall treatment is completely temporary and renter-friendly and is a great way to create extra visual interest.

To make a fluted wall treatment, you’ll need:

Select a color and paint over the foam dowel (put them on construction paper to avoid making a mess.) Brown recommends applying two coats of paint.

Wait at least five hours for the painted dowels to dry, Brown says. Then, adhere three strips to the back of each dowel.

Use a level to ensure that the dowels are placed evenly. Brown chose to hang her dowels vertically to complement her TV; however, you can display the dowels in a horizontal or diagonal configuration.

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Home decor and DIY blogger Kate of House Mix was looking for a budget-friendly solution for hiding her television while ensuring it was powered off when not in use. She used a premade art print to create an aesthetic panel cover that kept her flatscreen out of sight. For more details, her blog outlines full instructions for building a frame to hide her 70-inch TV.

To make canvas paneled art, you’ll need:

You want to make sure that your canvas frame is larger than the television. Use measuring tape to get the TV dimensions and figure out the frame dimensions, which should be slightly larger than the TV. 

Once you have your frame dimensions, measure and cut the wood plank boards to size using a miter saw.

Place one screw in the center of the 6-inch board, and use trim screws and a drill to connect the boards and to create the box frame. 

Add four 2-inch pieces (lips) to the top and bottom of the front of the frame box for the doors to rest on. The 2-inch-wide boards are used as an attachment to the wall studs in the back.

Spray-paint or stain the wood to transform the frame from raw to polished. 

Create panels by stapling (and also nailing) two canvases together into one vertical strip. Use caulk to fill in any gaps between the two canvases. Repeat until you have four panels. 

This project used art from Etsy, which was then printed as a large-format four-color poster via OfficeMax. 

Spray adhesive to the canvas, then wrap the poster. Use a staple gun along the sides to secure. 

Join the panels together and attach them to the wood frame using piano hinges. “These allow the doors to fold back on themselves,” Kate explains.

Using wall studs and lag bolts, attach the frame to the wall over the TV. 

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DIY influencer Laura Burkhalter was inspired to create a frame for her flatscreen and managed to do so for just $20, using basic materials from the hardware store. This piece can easily be customized with paint—simply select the hue that speaks to you.

To make a wood frame, you’ll need:

Set miter shears to a 45-degree angle. “Remember to measure so that the inside corners of your TV are also the inside measurements of your frame,” Burkhalter says.

Use the L-shaped brackets, screws, and a drill, and connect all the pieces of trim into a rectangle.

Caulk where the corners meet. Spray-paint your frame in the color of your choosing.

Use scrap wood to make L-shaped brackets to hang your frame over the TV. Alternatively, you can attach the frame to your television using Velcro strips, Burkhalter notes.

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