We have one couch, a chair and an ottoman in the main area of the living room
After we moved the furniture in my office around, S suggested that we move the two green slipper chairs into the living room and move the leather chair from the living room into my office...
|One of the only photos I have of the massive thing from over a year ago|
We started by finding the studs in our wall using a stud finder. Then to make for darn sure that we actually had found the studs, we used a tiny drill bit and drilled into the wall to make sure we'd hit wood.
After we'd found the studs, we placed the paper template on the wall and used a square and a level to get it level.
Because we didn't know whether the mount would work, we didn't buy a new power cord and HDMI cable at the same time as the TV mount. So for now we have the DirecTV box sitting on a side table and the cords stretched as far as they can reach. We're working on our final furniture arrangement and contemplating floor-to-ceiling bookshelves on either side of the fireplace.
Having the TV and its giant stand out of the way really opens up the small room. I'm liking it. I'm not liking that the giant stand is still hanging out in the dining room now....
Have you had experience mounting a TV on the wall? Any creative ideas for hiding those cords? We can't go into the wall without creating a huge mess of the plaster, unfortunately.
Does anyone else remember Shel Silverstein's Jimmy Jet & the TV Set? It was one of my favorites as a kid!