DIY Industrial Outdoor TV Cover with Repurposed Shutters

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Who doesn’t love watching a football game outside with great company and great food! That was our ultimate goal when we decided to install a TV on our back porch. My worry was how we were going to keep the TV out of all the elements. After all, I live in the deep south lots of rain.

I thought I could put a cover on it when we weren’t watching it, but those are so ugly. How could I create a cheap, stylish outdoor TV cover?  This is when I got the bright idea to create this DIY outdoor TV cover with repurposed shutters.

DIY outdoor TV cover

When researching for a an outdoor TV cover, I had two things in mind: cost and time, neither of which I had a lot of.  What materials would I used  for the outdoor tv cover? Could I find something around the house to repurpose?

That’s when I ran to Pinterest for ideas. Isn’t that what y’all do too?

What material would I use to cover the DIY outdoor TV cover?

There were tons of ideas on Pinterest about using old SHUTTERS for an OUTDOOR TV COVERING.

Shutters seemed to be the easiest and cheapest route to make the tv covering- so shutters it was!

I went to a sweet little shop in town that I’ve been to a few times before where I saw a pair of old white wooden shutters for 18$. I was excited because they were still there, so I purchased!

Industrial Pipe Sliding TV Cover
this is after we had already cut the shutters and added two knobs.

My next and final part of the project was the hardware.

Since this was going to be installed outside, I needed a very water/ heat and cold resistant material.

What material would I use for the hardware for the DIY outdoor TV cover?

During my research the best option for me was plumbing materials. The best part about using plumbing materials is that I didn’t need to cut, sand, or prepare anything for this DIY furniture project.

I was so excited because this would create the perfect Industrial/ vintage look for my Outdoor TV Cover project.

The best part about the TV cover is the vintage shutters that really give it an authentic look. Don’t you think?

Note: an important part to remember before you buy your materials is to measure the TV AND the SHUTTERS and make sure you buy a long enough pipe so when you open your shutters, (or whatever covering you decide to use in front of the TV), the entire TV is exposed. If you don’t buy a long enough pipe, when you open your covering, you will only be able to see like half the TV. I say this because I almost made this rookie mistake!!!!! (thanks to the guy in Home Depot for reminding me of this before I made my purchase).

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Materials for the DIY outdoor TV Cover:

  1.  2 galvanized base flanges
  2. 2 90 degree elbows
  3. 2 6 ” pipes
  4. 1 48″ pipe (measure to make sure the pipe is wide enough to visualize the TV when the shutters are open)
  5. 4 eye hooks (the pipe needs to fit through these)
  6. screws
  7. shutters (or one shutter cut in half)

Below, you will see all the galvanized pipe and the eye hooks installed on the shutters.

After assembly, we hung the OUTDOOR PIPE SLIDING TV COVER by screwing the flanges in the brick, and now were ready to enjoy!

outdoor TV cover
DIY outdoor TV cover

Now it was time to enjoy some outdoor living. Not only is this a stylish DIY furniture project, but it serves a good purpose and only cost about $30 to make.

Time to enjoy football season with my new TV cover with repurposed shutters!

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22 thoughts on “DIY Industrial Outdoor TV Cover with Repurposed Shutters

  1. This is a very unique project. It would also be very helpful to anyone who had that ugly tv hanging over the mantel. This makes a much nicer backdrop. Great idea

  2. This is the first project like this I’ve ever seen and it looks great. Awesome job! Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, have a great week and have a Happy Holiday.

  3. Wish there was some way could rig this to cover our big black screen when not in use. Would need to enclose tv on stand which am not sure is what we’d like. What a wonderful idea however, very well done. Great idea to protect tv outside behind shutters when not in use.
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  4. We’ve been wanting to put a TV outside so the Husband could watch games while grilling, but didn’t know how to protect it. This looks like a great solution. Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

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  6. Great idea, Lindsey, and it looks terrific too! Thanks for sharing your post with us at Vintage Charm 🙂

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