Hey, Friends! We’ve been working hard over here on a big living room project! I can’t wait to show it to you, but I feel like I should explain it a bit first. Otherwise, you may be left wondering why we tackled this project and think we just love to have a living room full of sawdust. Ha! So, go get a cup of coffee and let’s talk about our wandering TV!
When we first moved into this house, we purchased this cute TV stand and put our TV angled in the corner so it didn’t block the window. Between the stairs and the low windows in our living room, furniture arranging was difficult and this seemed like the best place for the TV. Here’s how it looked back before we started our living room redo. Read all of our living room posts here.
Jeremy had mentioned moving the TV to the mantle, but I thought he was crazy considering we had our TV above the fireplace in our last home (in a cutout for boxier TVs) and I hated it. I mentioned putting the TV in a built in next to the fireplace and angling it toward the couch, but he couldn’t envision it and thought I was crazy. So, we both thought the other was crazy and the TV happily remained angled in the corner. Ha!
When we repainted last year, Jeremy started lobbying for the TV above the fireplace again. I really wasn’t crazy about it, but since everything was moved out and unplugged anyway, I let him put it on the mantle to try it out. I wasn’t head over heels, but I didn’t hate it as much as I thought I would because it opened up a lot of space in the living room. We came to a compromise and agreed to leave it on the mantle if we did two things– a.) add planking to pretty it up and ground it in the space and b.) get it wired so there would be no more cords dangling off the mantle.
See how lost the TV looked without planking?
And don’t even get me started on the cord mess! Please excuse the wonky wall coloring in those pictures!
We put off the wiring project because we needed to hire that out and we were slammed with multiple traveling expenses last year. But, Jeremy did add the planking which we love!