Today I’m going to show you how Steve managed to be AWESOME by hiding all of our TV cords. He manages to be pretty awesome pretty often, but this time was even more impressive than usual.
I will warn you. This post is going to be a lot of me sounding like I know what I’m talking about. I don’t. I mean, it’s a super simple process, but Steve was the one doing all the work. I just watched and batted my eyelashes, and snapped a few pictures.
Here are the pieces we started with (purchased at Lowes):
After Steve marked where the holes needed to go in the wall it was time to cut them out. NEW TOY ALERT! Dry wall saw…
I have to tell you guys that the tape was my idea. At least I contributed something to this process. We recommend taping the first side you cut so you don’t lose a square of dry wall into the abyss that is your family room wall.
(Sorry about the blurriness. AHEM. ::eyelashes still batting:: I’m still working on a new camera.)
After your hole is cut you just pop these little orange fellas in place. I’m all over the technical terms for this tutorial.
See those arrows? Once you have the plastic piece in there, you flip those little guys down. Once this step is done, go ahead and repeat it for the second hole (AKA the cord exit), which usually falls behind a credenza, or whatever your TV was once sitting on.
After you slip all of your cords through, it’s time for the white cover piece.
Done! Now you’re ready to hang your TV, which should already be done. The whole point of hanging the TV first is so you know where these two white boxes should go. (But then, of course, you have to remove the TV to go through this whole process.)
Look Ma — no cords!
I’ll tell you what: this makes me happier than a hippo with a sandwich. Seeing all of that clean wall space between the TV and the credenza, and then the credenza and the floor is greater than or equal to my wedding day. That’s JUST HOW AWESOME THIS IS. Ok, maaaaybe not greater than… but close.
If you slide open the left cover this is what you’ll see:
See that white arrow? You can sorta see the hole that Steve had to cut in the back of the MINT CONDITION, 1950′S CREDENZA from NORWAY. Gasp! I know. But if it’s not functional in our house, it’s not staying. I know some of you wouldn’t dare cut up a piece of furniture like this, but it’ll be ours forever and ever and it works perfectly now. And I’m not really the “mint condition” kinda girl anyways.
It’s the weirdest thing, but now the family room really feels settled. Just to have the TV tucked away with no cords screaming out for my attention really seals the deal.
What do you guys think? Think you’ll give this a try? If you have any questions feel free to send us an email (info in the “about section) and we’ll (Steve) answer any questions you have.
Hope you enjoyed this! Big Gulps, eh? Welp, see ya later!