DIY Television Cover with Old Doors
Have you ever done a project in your home and you love it so much you just can’t wait for people to come over and see your handy work? Well that’s exactly how I feel about today’s post. I’ve been dying to show you how we made a super simple DIY television cover with old doors and today is the day! This is such a fun, easy project and I really love how it turned out. And I gotta say, I think this is definitely one of the coolest DIYs we’ve done in a looooooong time. I mean, anytime I get to do a project with old doors I’m a happy girl. I’m also pumped to share how our living room looks with the new fresh paint color. Whoot whoot! Ok, before I get into the tutorial let me first show you how our sliding TV cover looks:
So fun, right?! I saw a TV cover like this from Liz Marie Blog a few years ago and I’ve been wanting to recreate it ever since. I’m so happy we finally got a chance to do it and I absolutely love how this adds so much interest and character to this wall. Ok, now let’s rewind a little so I can show you how we put this together.
So the first step was cutting the door panels. First we measured the size of our TV to figure out how big we wanted each panel to be. Thankfully my sweet dad had a pair of old doors he wasn’t using, so we used those for this project. He simple cut the lower half of each door so they were the exact same size. Then we put two 1″ eye hooks into each one so they could be hung up and slide across the bar.
Once we had that done the next step was mounting the pipe to the wall. We started by screwing this large 1×4 on the wall where we wanted the pipe to be mounted. This step was super important because it allowed us to screw the board into the studs in the wall which made it nice and secure.
Next up was mounting the pipe to the wall. Here’s what you need for the pipe:
- two 4 foot pieces of galvanized pipe
- three 3/4″ black galvanized pipe flanges
- three 6″ pieces of galvanized pipe
- 1 pipe tee and two elbow pieces
It sounds like a lot but it’s really not! You’re basically piecing together the pipe like a little puzzle. My husband did the center flange first, then we pieced together the pipe from there. The only tricky part was sliding the door panels on the bar first before screwing the right and left flanges to the wall. Start on one side then work your way to the other.
That’s it, all done!! It really went together so fast. We finished it off by putting handles on the doors, which I found at Home Depot, as well as the old hinges that were on the doors originally. Just those two little details added a lot of character.
And of course I couldn’t resist the urge to put wreaths on the doors. You know I had to do it. (These are just easy DIY wreaths I made using this technique!)
We decided to make the pipe a little longer than it needed to be just so it covered almost the entire length of the wall. I mean, the bigger the better right?! Here’s how it looks with the doors closed:
The thing I love about this DIY television cover with old doors is that we can easily change out the old doors by simply removing the flanges and replacing them with something new. I could do stained barn doors or large windows. Maybe even shutters if I could find some big enough. There are lots of possibilities with this! And can we just talk about the new paint color for a hot minute?? I seriously LOVE it. (It’s Alabaster by Sherwin Williams) It’s so bright and fresh now!
Thanks so much for stopping in today. Be sure to let me know if you have any questions!
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Looks great, Sarah!! And the paint job is awesome, too! I love Alabaster!
Me too, Alabaster is the best!!
This fits right in your decor Sarah! Perfect… love the wreaths too, just what is needed there! Gorgeous new paint color too. 🙂
OMG that is adorable!!! Great work! Wish I could go to your house and get a tour.. 🙂
I am planning to do something similar to my house but my TV is a bit bigger and i don’t know if I should do it.
Can I get your recommendations if i send you pictures?
thanks for sharing the step by step process. It will me and a lot of others too.
God bless you and your beautiful Fam!
Sarah> Niurka Aleman
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Hi, I am so doing this!!!!! I have seen posts on Pinterest about doing the sliding doors over the t.v. Now I must do it. We are painting the living room/dining room pure white this weekend and the t.v. will be the next project. On the lookout for an old door!!!! Your living room looks amazing as always!!!!
Enjoy a blessed day with your family,
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What a great idea! It looks fab! Congrats on your interview with Chip! He had some good suggestions. If you are looking for some built in inspo check out my feed on IG @tranquildreamhome.
This is great! I’ve been looking for a way to cover up our tv as well. I feel like TVs are an eyesore just as much as outlets. 😂😂😂 Unkess of course they’re on! Thanks for sharing. I may use this same idea!
I agree Sheila, I feel like TVs are an eyesore too!
That really looks amazing, Sarah. I’m definitely going to keep this in mind for the new house we’ll be building soon. Thank you!
HOW DID YOU HANDLE THE WIRING.
It’s probably in the wall.
Yep, the cords are in the wall!
Tammy Ganci> ann
Hi, She may have the tv jack hook ups right in the wall. My mother in law has that in her newer home. so much nicer then having to hide the wires. I am going to do this project and i will have one thin wire hanging about 6 inches from the bottom of the tv but my tv is over a mantle. I usually just hide the wire with something tall right in front of it. Hope that helps.
Sarah> Tammy Ganci
Hi guys! We actually drilled holes in the drywall, one behind the TV and one lower down behind the cabinet, then ran the wires through there BEHIND the wall. Super easy!
We cut a small circle in the drywall behind the TV, then another one down behind the cabinet and ran the cords through there so it was behind the wall! Easy peasy. I might do a whole post about it to show exactly how we did it.
This looks amazing. Makes me wish my tv was on the wall so I could do this. Love the look for your home and the wreaths on them are perfect. Thanks for the inspiration!
Love it! The wreaths make a big difference too
OH.MY.GOSH!!!!!! I LOVE this Sarah!!! We have our t.v. mounted in a corner. It’s the only spot to put it. Otherwise I tell ya what, I would be telling my husband today that this is the project we would be doing this weekend!!!!! Hahaha!!! Love love love!!
Thanks Stephanie!! It was such a fun project and SO easy too!
Love this idea, and the wreaths add
Softness to the door panels. Looks amazing.
Thank you, I couldn’t resist putting wreaths on those doors!!
Looks great! The wreaths add the perfect touch! Do the doors stay where you put them, or do they slide around? The barn door we installed was always moving around, so we had to put stoppers on the track. Thanks!
They stay where we put them since they’re pretty heavy! But they do slide back and forth when we want to cover the TV.
Perfect in every way!!! That room is so beautiful and I am so glad that you kept your vintage charm and didn’t do built in shelves on that wall. I love the way you accessorized the space including the few black touches such as your phone. Great job Sarah!
Aw thank you Deedra, I really appreciate that!!
Love this! Looks amazing!
Sarah> Jeanette Vincent
Thank you Jeanette!
Looks wonderful! I wish I had a flat wall for my tv, but it’s out a corner. Any ideas?
I’ve had a few people ask me that actually…I actually think a smaller version of this could work in a corner if your TV isn’t too big!
I seen this on your IG today Nd thought that it was awesome.
I saw similar on Christian Benson but she used picture frames. And I wanted to do this for years. I’m glad now that I’ve held off, as your idea is exactly what I want.. I’ll be stealing your idea for my bedroom for sure and I’ve made so many wreaths and have no home for them.. Love Love Love this Sarah. Soooo inspiring , you are amazing!!
Yay!! Give it a try Teresa and send me pics if you do it!! xo
I love this so much! It looked so neat on Instagram, but even better on here! I love how you show so much detail! You’re so talented!!!
Sarah> Dena BREITMEYER
Thank you so much Dena!
This turned out fantastic! What a great idea. And I love the wreaths.
Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful home.
Thank you! And thanks for dropping by the blog! xo
This looks so good! Love the wreaths on the doors too! I saw this on your stories last week. Thank you for showing how you put this together, because this girl will probably be doing this over the weekend. Well who am I kidding, my husband will probably be doing this over th weekend! Thank you for sharing!!!
Of course!! I hope you give it a try!! And send me pics if you do! xo
Wow! Fantastic job. What a great idea. Love all your projects but this one is the cream of the crop. Looks beautiful. Xx
OH MY GOSH! That is so awesome! I love it! I’m inspired to rethink my TV room. Thank you for sharing!
Hen in a Farmhouse Nest
OMG!!! So simple but who what of thought.. again I have to stress that when I can sit and actually catch up on your emails because I love them… It’s like I saver the the best for last… so I can fully concentrate and unwind. I’m still in so excited that you interviewed (Chip Gaines) thats so awesome!! Your home projects look beautiful.. always grateful for your posts…
Aw thank you so much Judy!! I’m so glad you enjoy my posts–I’m grateful to have you here! xoxo
Now that is a great idea!
Really cute. We did something similar 2 years ago. I just made my covers out of pallets but I love yours. Our hardware looks exactly like yours.
Love it! We just painted our dark kitchen cabinets alabaster, and it is amazing!!!! I’m excited about the light fixture link. We are on the hunt for one in our kitchen!!!
What did you do with the wires/cords/cables for the tv?
Oops, I just saw where you already answered this question. Thanks
Wow! Exactly what I have been looking for. Can you tell me the length of the pipe when it is mounted? I only have a 6′ wall to do this on. Really great idea. Thanks so much, Sherry
Looks awesome! Can you please tell me about the piece of furniture you have sitting under the TV? I like that a lot too. Was it purchased that way or was it a make over?
That TV stand is super old, so I just painted it and removed the doors!
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I love this! Been looking for awhile trying to figure out how we can get a bigger tv & hide it. lol For the past 5 years our tv has sat in front of the fireplace hidden by the screen doors. I love it being hidden & it sits high enough for us, but it can only accommodate up to a 32” TV.
Do you have any trouble with the eye hooks sliding across the pipe? Does it make a screechy sound? If so, is there a way to make it glide smoothly and quietly?
Thanks for sharing your lovely work!
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I’ve been wanting to do this forever! Finally have 32 inch TV on wall. Can you tell me how wide are the doors?
Love how yours turned out!
I am wondering and I don’t see it anywhere in your post, but did you use pipe for your curtain rods as well? I see in photos what looks like pipe but I am not sure. If it is can you share size and what is used for center support and how affixed to wall?
Thank you so much! 😊
Such an awsome idea for the doors!
Will use doors saved after removing from an old TV armoire (upcycled)!!!!
Hi Sarah… I love this idea!! Can you answer a couple questions as I am thinking of tackling this project? How big is your tv? Can you provide the overall width measurements from pipe end to pipe end….trying to see if I have enough area to work with…Also what’s the width of each door?
Hi there! How much in all did the materials cost about if you don’t mind me asking! It’s adorable!
love the shutter tv covering