Friday, March 1, 2013

HOME IMPROVEMENT - Economy Style

We have been without a television since the great St. Valentines' Day massacre by the generator.  We haven't a very big budget for a new one.  We had even considered going without but the big empty spot in the living room was a constant reminder.

I put an note on the local bulletin board "Wanted TV" and lo and behold another RV'er replied.  The television was not as big as we thought we wanted but everything else was exactly as we wanted.  It's a Vizio HD LED LCD whatever that means.  It's less than a year old and he paid almost $300 dollars for it.  We got it for $120.

So then how to install it.  It did not come with a wall mount and even if it had had one, it would look stupid in the big frame in the entertainment center.

Off we go to the hardware store.  We were looking for a shelving that Doug could built suitable.  Nothing like that.  I found some prefab shelves.  We had fun putting them together.

 We mounted the shelves in the frame and screwed the television stand to the top.  We went back to the hardware store and got some fabric drawers to hide the holes where the former electrical outlets were.

A couple of curios and Voila!  We love it.  It is so much more unpretentious.  I feel like it suits us much better.  We are not huge tv watchers so why do we need a huge tv.

What do you think?


 Total cost:

TV   $120.00
Shelf   17.00
Drawers   17.00 =          $154.00

Less than we expected to pay for the television only.






Great thing too.  This television has a built in transformer which saves about 1/3 of the power.  Great for boondockers.

Just cause I know you are going to ask.  Yes, we have a strap to hold the tv up there while we travel.

    

8 comments:

Linda Sand said...

Much better than that big empty hole! Glad you found a solution that works.

Traveling Along said...

Looks great to me. An look at the extra storage you have now!

Judy and Emma said...

That looks very nice. I'm not a huge TV watcher either, but I do find it relaxing in the evening before bed.

Jim and Sandie said...

Lookin' good. I think you got a great deal.

Wanderin' said...

I'm glad you got a TV. At least now you'll be able to stay current with your Price is Right show and American Idol.

where's weaver said...

Excellent job. Looks like it was built for that spot.

Sue and Doug said...

great deal!! at least you managed to fill the space!

Me and My Dog said...

I think it looks great! Love the little box shelving.

You have such a nice RV, so homely and comfortable and lots of space.