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Repurpose This: Working TV

This television set was actually our own, here at the No Acre Homestead. But a while back, Mike got his heart set on one of those giant, fancy flat-screens. I thought that we could actually make use of two TVs, but we really don’t have the room. So here is a working TV, cable and HD-ready, with an actual remote. Free to a good home, if anyone bothers to watch a not-flat-screen TV anymore.

The TV available today is silver, not black.  And a Panasonic, not Magnavox.  And it's not as furry.  But other than that, it's pretty much the same.

The TV available today is silver, not black. And a Panasonic, not Magnavox. And it’s not as furry. But other than that, it’s pretty much the same.

Yeah. I didn’t think so.

I figure, in a larger, child-oriented home, a second TV could be used in a family room as a dedicated game system or DVD player. I bet, with an HDMI cable (see how much I’ve been learning about these things since I started blogging?) you could make a permanent spot for watching videos through your mobile device. (Right? I think I’ve got that right.) Or use it as a dedicated monitor for your home security system.

How about a TV just for the dog to watch while the humans are out doing their human activities?

Want more pet-related ideas? These involve taking the guts out of the unit. (Guts…that’s a tech-y term.) If you do this, please dispose of the innards carefully. There may be some sketchy ingredients inside electronics.


Gutted and painted, this TV makes a groovy pad for a cool cat. (photo courtesy of Fresh Home)


This old floor unit is full of retro charm. It’s a simple job to turn it into a crate for a small pooch. (photo courtesy of Manteresting)


I’ve read the instructions, and believe it or not, it doesn’t look too tricky to make and aquarium out of an old TV set. (photo courtesy of Aquahobby)

So, if you are nearby and want to pick up this television, just drop me a line. And keep your eyes out on the Anne Arundel County Freecycle boards, too.


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I try to deflect spoken words in the morning. I prefer the sound of nothing while my brain awkwardly clicks up to speed. TV and husband energetically chatter as I will my ears to close. But now a stranger’s voice breaks through. ” Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work”. I have no idea who is talking, but I am thankful that the pitch of his voice can pierce my irritation.

(today’s Mindful Writing Challenge entry and WordPress Daily Prompt response)

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Repurpose This: Fur-Covered TV

Hah! This will be a challenge for sure. This is a large-ish, regular TV. Electrically, it seems to work fine, but there is no active cable to hook it to, so I can’t vouch for reception. But since even the No Acre Homestead has a flat screen TV, I am assuming the rest of the universe definitely does…making the cable-worthiness of this unit a moot point for most households.



The screen is about 27 inches on the diagonal. There are dust bunnies galore…bonus crafting supplies! :)



So what to do with a big black box of electronics?

Here’s an idea for the electronically-gifted. Best iPod display ever! (Thanks to Popular Science)

I, honestly, have no idea. But I have found that the times I have the least ideas is when you folks have the most. Nice that the universe keeps things in balance that way, yes?

Is this too briliant? What a cool kitty condo! (Thanks to Hometalk)


So share your ideas, and let me know if you’d like to take this big lug home with you. We’ll have to coordinate schedules on this …it’s not weather-friendly.

Here’s to fertile imaginations!

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Local Treasure Update: Habitat for Humanity, Ravens and ReStore

Ravens fans, have you seen this great raffle?

Game  tickets, an autographed football, a big-screen TV, and more!  Entries start at $10, with discounts for multiple tickets.  Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake is a great organization, making Anne Arundel County an even better place to live.


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