head diy Design Fanatic: My New Niche

Monday, August 29, 2011

My New Niche

Hey everyone! Hope you all had a good weekend. So glad hurricane Irene didn't turn out to be as bad as they thought.
We got a little wind and clouds, but not a drop of rain.

Hope you worked on a fun project. We are working on our family room and kitchen area. Mr. Fanatic  put the final coat of paint on the kitchen ceiling Sunday afternoon. 

Saturday he worked on installing a slide out swivel shelf in our armoire for our tv. Our television has been in our tv niche for 11 years and I haven't been able to decorate the mantel because it just didn't look right to put pretty things in front of the dvd player and stereo equipment. Today, I decorated it for the first time.


Here's what  the niche looked like after we took the tv, shelf and dvd player out. It wasn't looking pretty.
Somehow I had to cover all of those outlets up. I did it by covering a piece of sheetrock with some light burlap. I'll show you how easy it was another time.



Here's what the niche looks like now...









This was a zero cost project since we used some sheetrock and burlap I already had.
Gotta love that!

Pam


24 comments:

  1. It is stunning and love the idea of covering the sheet rock...meaning it would be easy to change out for different looks for different seasons.

    I would love to "hide" the TV here but hubby about has a stroke at the mere mention of such a thing.

    Blessings Kelsie

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  2. It looks fantastic. I love it. Your vignette is wonderful. Great ironwork pieces and the candles and birds are perfect. Love it all. Hugs, Marty

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  3. Looks beautiful Pam. Great idea covering the sheet rock with burlap!

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  4. What a great transformation! Great idea covering the sheetrock! Love yor vignette, everything in it. XO, Pinky

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  5. Great fix to cover up the plugs - you wonder why builders do things like that!! Mine were put on the floor of the shelf rather than the wall - but don't think it was the builder's idea - it was mine!!
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  6. Pam, your niche came out really fabulous. It is absolutely elegant.

    Paula

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  7. This is a gorgeous makeover! So much prettier than a tv sitting there.

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  8. Great job Pam, love how you added the burlap! Martina

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  9. Hi Pam!

    Love the niche! Great job -excellent for art display....

    HMM!

    love, kelee

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  10. It looks great & no cost is even better!

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  11. Wow! That looks so beautiful Pam! And what a great idea with the burlap. Absolutely gorgeous! :-)
    Vanessa

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  12. Sweet project! It turned out looking so great too! Those two scrolled panels give it just the right touch along with the other items...5 stars for sure!

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  13. I love what you did with your little niche!! Looks great!

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  14. I'm sure you have solved many people's decorating dilemma about what to do with the TV hole. Using the burlap was genius.

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  15. Love the colors and the burlap. Very pretty!

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  16. This looks very nice, and I am sure you really love it since it didn't cost a dime!

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  17. That is such a neat idea and would work well with cardboard or wood too. Very creative way to hide those unsightly outlets. I love it!

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  18. Wow! I love what you did -- So pretty! Love how you added the books and bird to the stand ... very striking display!

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  19. Great job! I've seen so many ways of covering those...mirrors, shutters, etc. I love what you did though!

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  20. Where'd the TV go! :(

    Jess

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