I'm home today as Sandy merges with a Nor'Easter over the District. the wind and rain haven't really kicked up, but since all mass transportation and office building closed, I'm going rock yoga pants and watch movies while I work today. Oh, and since I'll be looking at the boob tube, I'm glad I got to Part 4 of my Pinterest makeover.
Let's face it. I'm addicted to TV.
And I need my Real Housewives in HD.
And I need them out of the way.
Enter: My Dad and Madre Dos' housewarming gift.
The 32" 780p LCD gem.
|Minus the stand. Ain't nobody got time for that.|
Anyway, with the DVR and DVD, we had to mount a shelf to the side. If I chose below the TV, I would have to duck walking around the bed or hang everything higher. Not. Happening.
Here's what I was left with:
|Black cords es no bueno on a light wall.|
|Lots of messy cords in the way.|
Anyway, I set out to make some upgrades by covering the cords and hiding them on top of the cable box.
Enter, leftover fabric from my curtains and some pop up mini-boxes from Closetmaid at Target.
First, I tidied up the area a little bit with cable ties and coax staples found at your local hardware store.
|Coax staples kept the extension cord and coax cable neat and trim against the wall and blending in.|
|Cable ties tightened up the mass of power, HDMI, and video cords to the TV.|
What you'll need:
- Fabric (at least double the width of the cords your covering and a little longer than what is seen so it can be tucked away.)
- Velcro squares or strip
For my cords, I already had a stretch of fabric a little longer that the cords from the TV to the cable box and since it was 8" wide, I didn't trim any excess.
|With my fabric folded in half, right side out, I can tell that it will hold my cords.|
|Right side down, I fold the top over and affix half of the velcro (right side). Just below it, I place the other half of the velcro (wrong side). When you bring the two together, you will have a tube right side out.|
|Continue the length of the fabric to complete your cord cover.|
Once you're ready to cover the cords, you simply un-velcro, then re-velcro over the cords.
|Voila! Cords are camouflaged with come creativity!|
Now I can cozy up and get down with all of my Real Housewives.