Today I thought I'd share with you guys this old tv I turned into a picture frame.
A loooOOoooong time ago I found this old tv for $2 at a yard sale. It was heavy and from the stone age. I didn't even check to see if it worked, but I just loved the retro look of it, so I grabbed it up knowing I could eventually use it for something cool.
Although this ended up taking quite a bit more time than my usual projects, just because it took forever to properly "Hulk" this thing apart - the gist of it is really quite simple, and I'm sure it wouldn't take you nearly as long as it took me.
I started with this:
Time to perform delicate TV SURGERY.
As you can see, I used whatever tools I saw came up that I needed. For me, that ended up being a mallet, a chisel, a screwdriver, and pliers - but I'm sure each tv is different and might require different tools.
Then with the remaining front piece, I bounded indoors and started the crafting:
2. Hot glue the glass to the inside of the tv frame - into the corners where it will not be visible from the other side of the frame.
3. Cut your picture to fit and lay it on top of the glass. I had to tape mine down a tad.
4. Then I cut out a piece of poster board to fit the back, and tied a wire to hang it in the future, but you can do whatever suits you - maybe you just want it to sit on a shelf and don't need the wire, or maybe you don't need a backing because it doesn't bug you that there's no back, but here's what I did:
And here's one more peek - hope you like it:
I'm linking this project up at:
I Gotta Create for Wildly Original Bewitching Fall Link Party
Sugar Bee Crafts for their Take-a-Look Tuesday
& Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
& Funky Junk Interiors for her Saturday Night Special Party