The husband’s favorite home improvement we made early on was wall mounting the TV in the living room. For the past year we have discussed doing the same in our master bedroom. If it was a simple wall mount we probably would have knocked it off the to do list a while back, however to make the TV more visible from bed we needed to do a corner wall mount. And of course, the corner we wanted to put the TV in isn’t close to the cable outlet.
Being the super handy person he is, the husband decided we could run the cable wire ourselves (read himself) instead of hiring an electrician to install a cable outlet in the spot we want to have the TV. The husband’s DIY electrical solution cost only about $45. We purchased the following:
Plus we purchased the wall mount for an additional $60. When looking at the picture the head of the bed is next to the window so one must turn their head to the left in order to see the TV.
Sophi totally photo bombed the picture with her ball! :)
This corner is to the left of our his/her closets before:
Although the wires along the door frames don’t bother me they are apparently driving my husband crazy. What’s driving me crazy is the wires hanging down to the cable box. We need to install a shelf under the TV for the DVD player and cable box. Once we do that this issue will be solved:
And thennnnn the husband can execute his project to hide the cable wire underneath the trim. Though, this will have to wait until after the nursery renovations are complete.
We are loving the new positioning of the television. It makes watching TV in bed so much easier! Not only do I like the position of the TV now, but I think the dresser looks better without the TV on it. What do you think of our wall mount?
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Long before we moved into our new place, let alone closed on the condo, my husband was furiously searching for a wall mount for the tv. He had a number of requires, but at the top of the list the mount had an arm that would allow the tv to swing out. This would enable us to watch tv while cooking in the kitchen. Thank goodness for our open floor plan or the swing out arm would have been a moot point.
Being the sweet man that my husband is, I was consulted numerous times on which mount I liked the best. I really didn’t care and told him to choose and purchase whatever he thought was best. After much search and deliberation he decided on a Cheetah Wall Mount. Two days later the mount arrived … yay for Amazon Prime’s two day shipping.
Above is our before picture. The tv stand was purchased from Pier 1 Imports and the dvd rack from Best Buy back when I was in college. I would say they’ve both seen better days and it is about time we replace them. Installing the tv wall mount was the perfect first step.
First step was to find two studs. Luckily we are in possession of a stud finder. We marked where the center of the studs were and then we measured and drill four holes for the screws. The wall mount is A LOT heavier than we imagined it would be. The husband held up the wall mount while I screwed in the washer with the screw.
Then we went ahead and screwed the arms onto the back of the tv and hung it. The cool part about the wall mount is it has a built in level “bubble”.
After a few tweaks it was leveled and hanging on the wall! We also took the plunge and invested in a new tv stand to use with our new fancy wall mounted tv. The living room is finally coming together … so exciting!
To celebrate our newly mounted tv we cooked dinner and rented a movie on demand. :)
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