Decorating a tween boy’s room can be challenging, but this mum from Narrabri, New South Wales absolutely nailed the challenge with her video game console TV unit.

Rather than simply attach the TV to the wall, she decided to take it up a level and design a Nintendo Switch case to place around the TV.

How cool does it look? It’s an exact replica of a Nintendo Switch console too!

video game console tv unit
Gamer’s Video Goals!  Source: Facebook

How to make a video game TV unit

Katie Browning shared her idea in Bunnings Mums Australia and we loved it.

But how did she do it? We reached out to Katie to find out.

As Katie tells us,

I started by building a frame to fit the TV. Then I boxed it out on each side to create the look of a switch.

I soaked thin timber sheeting in water until it was bendable and wrapped the outside of the console with it. Once I was happy with it and it was dry I painted it and sealed it with a gloss finish.

The buttons were made out of offcuts of timber cut into circles.”

Give this girl a DIY trophy!!!

Video game tv unit

More DIY hacks

We love a good DIY hack here at Mum Central and have a whole collection of amazing ones from extra clever mums. Check out some of our other favourite ones below:

1. Kmart cubby turned epic dog house 

Two very happy pups right here! See the full story here.

2. Dressing gown dream makeover

Hello, luxury closet. Carrie Bradshaw, eat your heart out!  See the full story here.

Leanne fletcher dressing room makeover
Source: Facebook

3. Fancy-ass backyard firepit

Complete with plenty of LOLs as mum attempts to put it together with a toddler running around. See the full story here.

build a fire pit
Source: Facebook/Meagan Frances

4. Kmart vanity table hacks

It’s cute as is, but even cuter when mums get handy and transform it into something unique. See the full story here.

Kmart vanity table hacks
Source: Facebook

5. Daggy TV unit into play kitchen for just $63

A bit of sanding and paint and voila! A beautiful play space for a budding chef. See the full story here.



Born and raised in Canada, Jenna now lives in Far North Queensland with her tribe. When the mum-of-three is not writing, you can find her floating in the pool, watching princess movies, frolicking on the beach, bouncing her baby to sleep or nagging her older kids to put on their pants.

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