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 is we can easily change out the old doors for other covers by simply removing the flanges and replacing the door panels 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! Best decision ever. And did you spot my new light fixture? I got that from a local shop, so I don’t have a link to it yet but as soon as I find one I’ll be sure to share.
Thanks so much for stopping in today. Be sure to let me know if you have any questions!
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