Thursday, September 5, 2013

The big black box



I got up this morning and decided that I was tired of looking at the big black box on our bedroom dresser so I set about making a cover for it and this is the result.

{notice the dresser handle on the bottom left...lol... I also started painting this dresser a few weeks ago and this is as far as I have gotten. ha! One of these days...}


It is just a piece of fabric that I added embellishments to and threw over the tv. No fancy seams or anything. Just a square piece of fabric. 


I sewed on a tulle ruffle and then added cheesecloth on top of that. Hand stamped ribbon on top of the cheesecloth. Very haphazard...no measuring. Just wanted to make something fun that wouldn't take long or tax my brain too much. :) 


This is how it looked before...ugh. 


I also added a vintage hanky and a fabric pin with ribbon tails. 




Lest you think I spent hours sewing this rickrack, lace and tucks in this fabric...no, I did not. I purchased the fabric this way. It was on clearance so I purchased what they had left. {JoAnn Fabric} 


Hope you enjoyed your peek into my bedroom again today.
Blessings~ 

11 comments:

Betty said...

Now that is a clever idea. One day maybe they can make one that is all white. I would like that.

cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com said...

I love it. I need to do it too. It's beautiful and it sure does make a big difference.

My blog is back up so come visit me.

hugs
cindy@stitches

D. Reyné said...

too funny! But my husband would flip...who's getting up to take the "doily" off the tv?
Yep, I can just hear him now
hugs to you
Donna

Createology said...

Lovely ethereal and divine cover for that black box. Now your room is perfect. Creative Bliss...

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Beautiful! I never would have guessed you didn't labor for hours on all the trim on the fabric. I HATE the tv in our room and would put something over it too if the hubby didn't have it on 24/7! lol
Anyways, great job Sandi! ♥

June said...

I love it Sandi!!! What a great idea to cover it. It sure makes everything look so much calmer doesn't it?
hugs...

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I have seen this fabric before--how pretty this looks. Why do TV's have to be so unattractive? I really want one of those ones that turns into a mirror when it is off--and I want to frame it with a old frame. Someday!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

so pretty and simple too. i sewed a slipcover for my computer screen for the where bloggers create party. (another "big black box" that no one wants to see). i'll post a DIY soon! happy w-end sandi!

♥Sanne en Andre said...

What a great idea. I love it. So pretty

nice weekend Sanne

Elyse said...

hi sandi!

very pretty! i have a stereo speaker (yes, we still have those) covered with a dishtowel from target that looks like a french grain sack!

anyway, guess what? you won my giveaway!

xo

Lady Pamela said...

I won't even allow a TV in my bedroom. If it was up to me, I wouldn't bother having one in my house. There is nothing worth watching on our channels. You did good 'hiding' it.
BTW - love those white socks on your dresser! Cute with little ruffles. I guess I am a snooper. lol
*Hugs*