An Artistic TV Stand

TVs… too often in the line of sight, and never my first choice. Yet they are a fixture in most homes. And ours is no different.

This is the stand-in TV console we’re using right now.

Loving it? Nope, not at all! Flattering? Let’s just say it’s been around for awhile, but it’s never been the dream piece. And in this shot it’s even worse because the room was just pulled together to function in the midst of unpacking and organizing other rooms. And even though it’s since been put into place a little better, some TV ‘consolation’ is definitely a must!

So when I read this blog post by Vicente Wolf, I was inspired by his creative solution to repurpose artist easels like this…


Into TV stands like this…


My thought, if you can’t hide the TV away, then why not display it in an artistic and funky way?

This particular TV easel is from Restoration Hardware, and it’s way, WAY too big for our TV, not to mention would be way out of our budget for a TV option anyway! But I think it’s very cool.

So we’ve been doing some sleuthing to see if we can come up with an easel that’s smaller in scale to fit our TV, and a little more budget friendly.

And this is what we found…


It’s a much smaller, more delicate easel than the Restoration Hardware easel… the maximum size canvas this one holds is the minimum recommended TV size for Restoration Hardware’s option! And our TV isn’t even close to that!

So we have ordered this easel and plan to repurpose it into a TV easel. We’ll know when it arrives just how much will have to be done so it can safely hold our TV. One thing we do know is that it’ll definitely be painted out in a darker colour…


UPDATE:  To see how this DIY project turned out, click here!