When I bought my house, it was purchased from the original homeowner who designed, built, lived in, raised a family and retired as a fine artist. One of the items he left behind included this paint splattered easel that I've been keeping in the craft room.
I am not a painter, so I didn't have an immediate use for the easel. I did know that I didn't want to throw it away or donate it, so I kept it stashed in the room. Originally, I thought I would just use it to display some amazing oil painting, but I found that idea didn't really work in the house. No matter where I put the easel, it always ended up back in the craft room, just hanging out.
I think if you're like me, you've wondered what to do with your television. For me, mounting it on the wall was never an option and I would never, ever mount it about the fireplace. So, I think I found a clever solution: mounting it on the art easel.
Personally, I love it. It takes my Energy Star rated TV and makes it into a piece of "art." (Well, sorta). And it's extremely secure on the easel (I added extra screws and reinforcement throughout). The little shelf below is perfect for storing the remote controls, too.