Thursday, August 25, 2011

Wall Mounted Televisions

Some of the most often asked questions that I receive from this blog are  "How do you have your televisions mounted on the wall without cords?  Where is your cable box?” 

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These are very good questions.  I now finally know the answers after bugging Nate approximately 20 times on how “we” did this.  (If you’ve been reading long enough you’ve probably realized “we” equals “Nate” a lot more than it actually equals “we.”)

First up, the easy question.  “Where do you keep your cable box?”  I’m all over this!!  We only have one.  It’s in the living room on a shelf…


Nate installed a tube that runs from behind the television to the side of the fireplace.  This tube guides the cable wire which allows us to use the cable box in the living room.  It’s not a perfect solution but the boxes blend okay.  (We need to get off our lazy hineys and organize those cords!)

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“How did you mount your television without the wires showing?” 

We had this little advantage called building our own house.  When building, we tried to think of every place possible that we would like to hang a television.  In these areas, we installed an electrical box and cable outlet…

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“How do I do this in my house if I didn’t build it?” 

Our answer to that is….call your electrician!!  We did a lot of the electrical work in our house but we are offering zero advice on electrical issues on the blog.  You will need an electrical outlet installed in the wall where you would like your television hung.

They also make a cover for cords.  This cover will “hide” the cords from your floor electrical outlet to the television.  You could paint it to blend into the wall.  Not a perfect solution but much better than a bunch of exposed cords. 

There you have it.  Our television “secret”.  Any further questions.  What are your favorite television shows? 

The funny thing about this post is that I am typing this while watching Big Brother on antenna.  (I will need to publish it at my in-laws later.) A storm hit our area on Tuesday and stuck our cable box which equals no cable television and no internet (gasp!! The horror!)  Just an FYI, if you have Mediacom and you want your cable service fixed sooner than your phone quoted date of 3 weeks (yes, they told me on the phone (twice) that the soonest they could send out a technician was 3 weeks!! No blogging or Pinterest for 3 weeks.  Seriously?)  So I tweeted a nasty message on the Twitter (I call it “THE Twitter”), received a response back in about 3 minutes, and magically they will have a technician out this afternoon.  I am now a fan of the Twitter.  And I won’t write a super nasty post on the evils of Mediacom…unless it isn’t fixed later…


  1. Wow ... I will have to remember that about Mediacom. The Twitter may be the only way to get through to their customer service, which is otherwise so unbelievably bad! Fingers crossed they get your cable service fixed quickly!

  2. Love the look, need to get rid of the bubble tv in master bedroom!

  3. Wow I never realized you have so many TVs! We still have yet to hide our wires, though it is possible if your outlet isn't next to the tv. It just requires fishing them through the wall down to the outlet, potentially losing them and having to punch, then patch, a hole in the wall to find them. Been there, done that before and drywall is not one of our specialities. Which is why we've put it off for almost a year and a half now :)

  4. It seriously annoys me that you have to tweet something to get prompt service. Ridiculous. I had a very similar experience with Best Buy. I'm happy they took care of the issue, but should I HAVE to go to THE TWITTER to take care of it? no.

  5. Ditto what Rebecca said about fishing wires! We did that with a light in the guest room and one in the kitchen.

    I call it The Twitter, too!

  6. Good lick getting connected again, if twitter can do that maybe I need to cave in and sign up.

  7. Wow, go Twitter! I can't imagine that long without internet~maybe I do need to learn to use "the Twitter"?

  8. "We" also means "usually not me" in my house too. :)

    Hope you get connected and fixed up soon! High five to twitter for giving you a nice loud place to complain!

  9. Great post, and good timing as we'll be calling our electrician to wire our tv above the fireplace. I'm not a big fan of the cords showing. I also like your solution for the cable box.

  10. Okay I'm still giggling about the comments about "the twitter" and mediacom...totally hilarious...and I would have ripped someone a new one about 3 freakin' weeks!!! Fo' realz??? I like the magic of your hidden cords...I will have to keep that in mind for our future abode (c:

  11. I despise cords showing. Rick is lobbying hard to have the have the TV mounted to the wall (I don't know, maybe it's one of those "I'm a man and this is my art" things?) and even though I love the no-cords feature, it would have to be hung above the ridiculously high wainscoting in our living room that I would love to rip out but fear what such an act would do to our walls...and I have no feasible plan for how "we" could do it otherwise. :)


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