As I work through my Home Sweet Home projects one thing has always been a bit of a mystery: how to brighten up the tv area? The tv is black, the speakers are black, the stand is black, it’s all black. It’s like a black hole in the living room. I didn’t want to touch the tv or the stand so I decided to give the speakers a mini make over.

Tadaaa, slightly less black:

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You need:

  • Speakers with a removable cover (these are James’s Logitech G51 speakers)
  • Pretty paper or fabric
  • Scissors, screw driver etc
  • Double sided tape

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First clean the speakers and remove any dust. Take off the plastic covers, our speakers just unscrewed at the sides.

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Use the cover as a guide to cut a strip of paper long enough to go all the way around.

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My speakers curved at the back so to get the paper to fit snugly I made several small cuts in the middle.

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Like this:

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Use double sided tape to stick it to the speakers. The cuts will allow it to fit to the curve easily.

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Now pop the plastic back on and screw in place.

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Easy!

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Repeat to all of your other speakers. James has a surround system which was originally from his music room so I had to do 5 of them.

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I added some stuffed toys too and it brightened up the area nicely. I’ll show you the whole thing when I do the big house reveal. We’re getting SO close to being finished!!

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I can’t decide if I want to keep the speaker covers on or replace them with some white tulle to make it even lighter. More thought needed!

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I’m so excited to be finished the apartment, having made all of these changes has made such a difference in my life!