Bling your TV

So what happens when you are desperate to avoid unpacking boxes after your SEVENTH move in 3 years…you start looking at an old TV you just hauled up three flights of stairs and think to yourself, “Self, you should throw that ugly thing out…OR!…wait for it, new idea…I bet you could waste HOURS making that billion-year-old TV look less boring…Why, yes indeed I could and I will! Thanks for the great suggestion, self. You’re so thoughtful!”

And thus I present to you, in shocking 2-D, the birth of a blinged-out TV:

Take one boring, free, mostly functional TV..

Add some thinned out acrylic paint,

Add a liberal amount of Mod Podge and paper,

And still more layers of acrylic paint and some gold swirly paint,

And you have successfully killed a potentially productive day of work and now have a TV that, while still not nearly as impressive in picture quality as everyone else you know…BUT…way more fun to have in your living room.

Total cost:
(Free TV + craft stuff just sitting around.) Booyah!


Must learn to pace myself

sanctuary_topWe don’t have cable.  I have never been able to justify the cost.  I know, to most people it is like not having air, or electricity, or running water.  How to we accomplishing this feat of stone-age living?  We have the Internet and Netflix.  I actually can’t deal with watching shows week to week any more.  In my mind TV shows are now one very, very long movie.  I simply allow a series to play out over several years and then I watch it all within a week or two and it becomes my whole world for that time.

So I broke my internal rules to watch the first couple episodes of Sanctuary after one of my friends raved about it and offered to burn them for me.  I knew I shouldn’t.  It would only create a wild urge to watch more. And yes it did.  THIS SHOW ROCKS! Henry is my new favorite character on TV.  But I am out of shows to watch and actually have to wait for them to make more! Ugh, why! Damn it. Stupid not fully done show making me wait…this is unacceptable.

Great lines to hold me over:

“Do you have a motive yet?”

“Yeah, find the killer and close the case.” Read the rest of this entry »