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« on: October 31, 2007 02:45:57 PM »

something simple to cover the eyesore


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Now that I know what I'm doing, I have this need to cozy everything in my house - toaster, computer, printer, child...
so many possibilites  Smiley

If you are interested, there is a tutorial here: http://indietutes.blogspot.com/2007/10/tv-cozy.html
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« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2007 03:25:53 PM »

Now that I know what I'm doing, I have this need to cozy everything in my house - toaster, computer, printer, child...
so many possibilites  Smiley

I've been fighting that urge for years. Now that I see how cute your boob tube cozy is, I think I'll have to give in. Wink Great job!
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« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2007 03:30:23 PM »

boyface and I have been talking about a TV cozy for a while now. Neither of us watch any TV and its just around for movies and games and I hate the fact that it is even in the house.

Do you have any suggestions?
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« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2007 03:41:48 PM »

Oooo, nice. I like how the fabric goes with your plant.
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« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2007 03:44:44 PM »

thanks folks!

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Do you have any suggestions?

I just put a tutorial on my tute blog, meybe that'll give you some ideas?
here: http://indietutes.blogspot.com/2007/10/tv-cozy.html
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« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2007 04:25:44 PM »

This is a great idea and you have done a great job.

I do have to agree with !b though.  When my ex moved out (amicable breakup - we are still very good friends) he took the t.v. with him because it was his.  I didn't replace it for 2 reasons: (1) in the UK we have to buy a t.v. licence which is about 135GBP/270USD per year for only 2 channels as the other 3 channels (yes - we only have 5 t.v. channels in the UK unless you buy a digital box where there are an additional 30 channels with absolutely nothing on them either - seriously) are commercialed and therefore the fees for those 3 channels are paid for by advertisers.  On the 2 licenced channels there is literally NOTHING to watch and I resent having to buy a licence to watch the 3 channels that don't require one.  I hope that made sense.  (2) I had no idea how much t.v. I watched because since it has been gone (the end of June 07) I have done more reading and craft skills than ever before.  I have a DVD drive on my laptop so can still watch films.  But yes - I did resent it in the flat/apartment and since it has gone the sitting room looks larger (I think it was a 28 inch screen).

This is the first time I have ever been without a t.v. set and know I will never get one again.  I feel so liberated and free frEE FREE!  Grin.

Sorry for the rant.

Still did a great job though and I'm impressed considering the shape of the back of the set.  Well done. Cheesy.
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« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2007 06:49:23 PM »

Never sen a TV Cozy before! Awesome!

I have ALWAYS wanted one of those fancy entertainment centers with the doors to hide the TV, but I don't think I am going to be getting one anytime soon. Maybe I should make a TV Cozy, lol.

Good job!
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« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2007 09:11:54 PM »

vintageburlesque,
You have to buy a license?!  Here in Canada we've got a standard 3 channels you can get in with an antenna, plus cable or satellite options that will get you some 500 channels or so.  But I hardy know anything about it because I don't actually watch network tv.  We use ours for movies.  We are outcasts among friends and family because we don't even have cable.  Of course, we're also vegan, so our home is often referred to as 'freakville' by those who love us most.
(anti-tv rants are easy to fall into)

kiwi: fancy entertainment centres are overated anyway.  A cozy is cheaper and easier to move  Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2007 09:55:31 PM »

I have been looking for something like this since forever! I absolutely hate my television and want to cover up all the ugliness of it, but still use it. I may borrow your idea and cut just enough material to leave the screen visible somehow. You did a great job.  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2007 10:40:01 AM »

displayname: borrow away!  Maybe you could make a flap that comes down over the screen when your not watching?
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