But if you have no intention of watching programs on your set or are unable to, you don't have to recycle it or throw it away. It turns out that there are several cool things you can do with a vintage TV that will add some retro grooviness and a conversation piece to your digs.
1. Retro Style Wet Bar
For starters, I love this bar idea that a friend on Pinterest spotted and sent to me. The owner added some fabric or decorative paper to the inside of the tube, and the martini glasses and swizzle sticks are a nice touch. I'll drink to that!
2. Pet Bed
|Image via HausPanther|
This requires one of those sets that was built into a stand and looks like a piece of furniture by itself. An awesome conversion, although this "chair" may only hold a small child or a very skinny adult. Again, love the shag cushioning!
4. Fish Tank
|Image via Aquahobby|
Here's some other decorating ideas I thought of for old television sets:
- Use it to store books or your DVD/CD collection
- Use it as a planter for those plants that don't require a lot of sunlight
- Use it as a toy box in a kid's room or to store board games
Don't you wish you had held onto your parents' old set?