This Guy Just Built The Most Beautiful TV Wall For Under $200

TV stands work well to hold your electronics, but most of them aren’t really nice to look at.

My TV sits on top of my dresser, but I’ve always wished that I had the time to build an awesome wall mount instead. While that definitely isn’t going down anytime soon because of my epic laziness, this guy made it happen without even spending a ton of money.

Imgur user cwdobbins took the idea behind floating beds and used it to craft a seriously cool wall mount in his living room. The best part is that he did it all for under $200!

This space was transformed into entertainment heaven after he was through with it!

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); });

First, he bolted a piece of wood to the wall, creating a French cleat that would safely support the combined weight of the floating wall and TV.

Then he hammered and welded a steel frame together out of angle iron.

He wanted a cool backlight, so he installed LED strips onto the frame.

Next, he cut some wood boards to size and sanded them before staining each piece.

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCI1_BTF’); });

After applying some polyurethane finish, he got to work on screwing the boards into the frame.

When all the boards were attached, it was finally time to hang this beauty up.

It was too heavy for him to lift on his own, but his transmission jack turned out to be perfect for the job.

In order to keep his TV’s electronic accessories off of the floor, he welded more angle iron into the shape of a box.

Then he created a smaller mount for the case that would be directly attached to the wall.

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCI2_BTF’); });

Lag bolts assured that it would be nice and sturdy.

Then came the fun part — finally mounting the TV!

The only thing left to do was complete the electronics case, so the crafter cut shelving boards to enclose the box.

And for the front door of the box, he installed some hinges.

After staining all the pieces, he screwed that bad boy into the mount.

After plugging everything in, he was good to go!

Not only does he have an amazing TV wall now, but his living room looks so much classier!

I am so completely jealous of him.

Something tells me that cwdobbins is going to have a lot of trouble ever leaving that room. If you’re dying for your own floating TV wall, you can find the full instructions here.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/floating-tv-mount/

This Couple Transformed An Old Play Room Into A Gaming Room Of Epic Proportions

As kids grow up, their needs change.

They grow out of clothes, go to different schools, and eventually end up liking new and different toys. For these boys, they were too old for a traditional “play room.”

That’s why their mom decided to convert that old play room into something epic (with a little help from dad, too).

Rorie, also know as Reddit user rdlizenby, drew up some simple plans and got to work.

She started off by putting some new paint up on the walls.

Pretty soon, it was obvious what that big gray blob was going to be.

(And it was going to be awesome.)

A cut-out of the Nintendo D-pad was created, too, instead of just painting it on.

var OX_ads = OX_ads || []; OX_ads.push({ slot_id: “537251602_56eb96064f775”, auid: “537251602” });

(Nostalgia levels intensifying.)

To keep the area organized, she put the cords in a 1.5″ diameter cord sheathing.

The entertainment center was purchased from Overstock…but adjustments were soon made to the piece.

It was advertised as a lowboard.

She added a faux bottom to it, blocked it off, and painted the main areas to look like the original Nintendo console.

var OX_ads = OX_ads || []; OX_ads.push({ slot_id: “537251604_56eb96064f8f0”, auid: “537251604” });

PERFECT (complete with labels).

Admiring her amazing handiwork (as she should).

Now…it’s time to get gaming!

You can view Rorie’s original post here on Reddit, inspiring hundreds of others to finally put their extra rooms in the house to good use.

No longer need a nursery? Bored with your living room? Tired of looking at a dining room you don’t use? Make a game room!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/nintendo-living-room/

They Created A Home Theater On A Budget, And It’ll Make You So Jealous

One of the biggest signs of wealth and class is having a home theater. After all, a place to watch movies without interference is something that most people want.

Well, these people somehow created one on a budget. They put together a theater room in their basement, and they only spent $100 in the process. Check out how they did it, and be prepared to be amazed.

This is how the basement started out.

It was an empty room devoid of character.

First, they constructed a white wall to serve as a projection screen.

They added some seating to make it comfy.

They also made sure that the couch was up high enough to make for a great viewing experience.

var OX_ads = OX_ads || []; OX_ads.push({ slot_id: “537251602_56eb95fdafce4”, auid: “537251602” });

They put in additional side seating, too.

They even threw a hammock up on one side, because why not?

They then built the hanger for their projector.

And they used curtains to darken the room.

Putting a black curtain behind the projection screen provided a bit more contrast.

var OX_ads = OX_ads || []; OX_ads.push({ slot_id: “537251604_56eb95fdafe58”, auid: “537251604” });

The room was nearly complete.

They just needed a little mood lighting.

This really makes it feel like a theater.

After that, all they had to do was play the movie!

The project made their basement infinitely better.

Here’s the final product! Impressive, right?

(via Imgur)

This is totally awesome, and I want to do something like this immediately. Will you try this out in your home?

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/basement-theater/

Brilliant Ideas For Using Completely Normal Items In Unique Ways

Take a look around the room you’re sitting in right now. Odds are, the things that surround you have countless uses you had no idea about.

Take that rubber band…it’s great at holding things together, but it can also prevent your kids from slamming doors. Or your shower cap. It keeps your hair dry but it’s good for so much more.

Here are just a few of the things you have in your home that can work overtime if you just let them.

1. Keep those empty egg cartons and store fragile items like Christmas ornaments in them.

2. You can also use them as seed starters. They’re biodegradable and can therefore be planted!

3. Toothpaste isn’t just for cleaning your teeth!

4. It also makes your diamonds and fine silver sparkle.

5. Got a jar that you just can’t open? Grab a spoon!

6. You can also seriously reduce under-eye bags by freezing a spoon and gently rubbing it like so.

7. Keep all those tiny bathroom tools in one place by mounting a magnet on your wall.

8. Never break a nail again when you have to remove a battery from a snug spot — just grab a magnet.

9. Bring disposable shower caps home from hotels and reuse them by wrapping them around shoes when you pack them in your suitcase.

10. No piping bag? No problem…just grab one of those unused shower caps!

11. Command hooks aren’t just good for hanging photos. Use them to store baking utensils.

12. Keep pot lids orderly by mounting them via hooks on your cupboard doors.

13. Use a rubber band to give yourself a French manicure.

14. Stop taking your eyes off the road to look at your GPS when you use rubber bands.

15. Crumple up some tinfoil and use it as a scrubber for extra-dirty pots and pans.

16. Sharpen your scissors with a couple cuts through aluminum foil.

Now that you’ve seen a second (and third) side to some of the things lying around your house, just imagine the possibilities of all those other items!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/new-uses-old-things/

He Gave His Daughter The Room Of Her Dreams By Hand-Painting An Epic Mural

Most little girls can rely on their dads for constant love and lots of entertainment.

I remember when I was a kid, my dad would chase me around the house roaring that he was the tickle monster. When he finally caught me, he would mercilessly tickle me, making me laugh until I cried. That memory is something I’ll always cherish, which I’m sure is exactly what this little girl will do after seeing the amazing thing her dad did for her.

When artist Adam Hargreaves’ daughter, Bobbie, complained that her room was too boring, he decided to repaint her walls. But when all was said and done, he had completely transformed her room into a Disney paradise that would make any little (or big) girl jealous.

My inner child is so jealous that I can’t take it anymore — is anyone else about to throw a fit, too? If you want to check out more of Hargreaves’ awesome art, you can find his Facebook page here.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/disney-painted-room/

These People Came Up With Hilariously Genius Fixes To Everyday Problems

When something needs fixed in your home, you have two options: call a professional, or do it yourself.

In order to save a few bucks, some people opt for the latter option. But if your family is anything like mine, the last word you would use to describe yourselves is handy.

Desperate times call for desperate measures, though, which can force you to get pretty creative with DIY solutions. Not every fix is guaranteed to be a surefire winner, but every once in a while, genius strikes.

The 28 solutions below are certainly interesting, but are they genius or simply beginner’s luck? We’ll let you be the judge.

1. Never lose another book to the treacherous bathwater again.

2. I have to give this guy credit. That’s a pretty awesome way to cover up the fact that he’s a bad driver.

3. Where there’s a will, there’s a way.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/diy-solutions/

He Didn’t Just Build His Kids A Normal Playground, He Went Above And Beyond!

Today, there are more campaigns than ever designed to get kids outside and playing instead of staying indoors in front of screens. The NFL has the “Play 60” movement that encourages kids to go outdoors for at least 60 minutes per day, the Wilderness Society has an aptly named campaign, “Go Outside and Play,” and there are a litany of studies suggesting that the reason children are so obese nowadays is the lack of physical stimulation and the prevalence of video games.

Tyson Leavitt looks to combat all of that. He is the creator of Charmed Playhouses, a company that builds elaborate little houses for children.

Leavitt takes his inspiration from the families he builds the houses for — each design caters to the kids’ interests.

The playhouses are extraordinary, and sometimes the cost can reflect that. Charmed has playhouses that go for anywhere between $7,000 and $100,000.

With the customized nature of the product and the handcrafted designs, Leavitt’s company is really taking off considering it’s only been around for a year. He has clients all over the country and the rest of North America.

Their team has grown from three employees to 15 in a relatively short amount of time.

They also now have an impressive warehouse complete with all the necessary tools and machinery.

The company even has a TLC TV deal set up for later this year. It’s sure to solidify Leavitt’s team and their awesome designs in the industry.

He already has tons of orders in the pipeline. Some are for celebrities (Steph Curry is a client), while others are just for normal families.

It just goes to show that a “stupid idea” — Leavitt’s words — can become great if it’s well executed with a passionate team helping out.

(via BuzzFeed)

Leavitt says that the best part of the job is seeing people’s faces when the job is finished. I can believe that! These playhouses are amazing.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/charmed-playhouse/

Here Are All Of The Things You Can Get From Hotels (If You Know How To Ask)

If you’re planning a vacation, it’s important to pack everything you’ll need. It is paramount that you do not forget certain things, because without your essentials, the entire trip could be ruined.

As it turns out, however, hotels can help out on that front. Next time you forget something when you go on vacation, pay the front desk a visit. They may very well have what you need.

1. Nightlights

If you’re scared of the dark, or if you just want to be able to find your way around at night, most hotels can provide you with a nightlight.

2. Kindles

If you like reading, some fancier hotels offer complimentary Kindle readers for you to use during your stay.

3. Extension cords

Some hotels have extension cords on hand if you need a little bit more power.

4. GoPro rentals

Guests at some Marriott hotels are able to rent GoPro cameras so that they can share their travel experiences with the world.

5. Sewing kits

You can sew that button back on at your hotel, because most places have more than a few sewing kits on hand.

6. Yoga mats

Need to get your sun salutations on? Some hotel chains will even hook you up with a yoga mat.

7. Pillows

Think the pillows in your room aren’t up to snuff? You can ask the hotel for different ones and find the pillow that’s comfiest for you.

8. Hair tools

Several hotels have curling and straightening irons on hand if you forget to bring yours, so don’t fret. Your hair will be looking fabulous in no time!

9. Rental cars

Some hotels offer FREE car rentals. That’s right, FREE. This is usually only offered at upper-echelon hotels, but it can’t hurt to ask if your hotel does it, too.

10. Kid’s entertainment

If you didn’t bring toys for your kids to play with, fear not! Most hotels have crayons or spare toys on the premises.

var OX_ads = OX_ads || []; OX_ads.push({ slot_id: “537251604_566bb94345342”, auid: “537251604” });

11. Nail polish remover

If you start to hate your nail color while you’re on vacation, just ask the hotel for some complimentary nail polish remover.

12. Plastic travel bags

These little baggies are perfect for organizing your toiletries, especially if you’re flying.

13. Phone chargers

If you forgot your all-important phone charger, hotels often have extras on hand.

14. Toothpaste and mouthwash

You wouldn’t want to have smelly breath on vacation, right? Well, most hotels can provide you with toothpaste and mouthwash.

(via Business Insider)

Next time you’re at a hotel, take advantage of these sweet deals! You could be rolling around in a Porsche with curly hair and awesome breath in no time.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/hotels-free/