How do I fill a hole in my wall that is meant for a tv?

I have a hole in my wall over a fireplace in my living room. It is larger than my largest frame print. I don't want a tv in it. What do I do????

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  • Janet Panos Janet Panos on Aug 22, 2017
    Hi Nancy! Not to worry! Hometalk has the perfect solution for you. Check out this step-by-step instruction on exactly what to do:

    • Nancy T. Nancy T. on Aug 22, 2017
      Thanks! But I don't want to cover it over, as it is a good storage area.
  • Ginger Galloway Ginger Galloway on Aug 22, 2017
    If you just want to cover the hole hang a quilt. If you want to fix it you can find patch kits at a home store. They are easy to use. Then you only have to match the paint.

    • Nancy T. Nancy T. on Aug 22, 2017
      My décor is too modern for a quilt, I think. But maybe I could find material for a wall hanging on a rod. Thanks for the idea. NCT
  • Mfbandit769 Mfbandit769 on Aug 22, 2017
    Patch with drywall
  • Holly Kinchlea-Brown Holly Kinchlea-Brown on Aug 22, 2017
    If you like the farmhouse look, you could cover the entire space over the mantle with shiplap, paint it according to youbcolour scheme and use it as a great backdrop for mantle and wall art
  • Kate Kate on Aug 22, 2017
    I'm assuming it's a pretty big space you are trying to cover up. Here's some ideas: Find a fabric that you really like, make a frame out of wood, staple fabric around it, place into hole (or cover fiberboard/foam board etc)
    Take an old window that is same size or larger, cover with glass beads in a pretty design, place LED lights behind it for a glowing wall art piece. There are guides on Hometalk about how to "stain" glass, too.
    Shiplap or tile the space, add a shelf put in candles, flowers, artwork. Get a piece of mirror, place inside hole, Frame the outside in wood/rock/tile, then paint/stencil a border on the wall.
    It's not a hole, it's an opportunity. Have fun!
    • Nancy T. Nancy T. on Aug 22, 2017
      Your ideas got me to thinking. I believe a fabric wall hanging on a rod will probably be a good option, as I could then use the space behind it for storage & the wall hanging would be moveable.
  • Mfbandit769 Mfbandit769 on Aug 22, 2017
    Okay, sounds like you already know what you want to do.
  • Kate Kate on Aug 22, 2017
    You could change it out for seasonal decoration. Sounds like you will have some fun with it.
  • Janet Panos Janet Panos on Aug 22, 2017
    Hello Nancy-- I apologize. I misunderstood your needs. Perhaps this is more in line with what you are looking for:

  • KatAych KatAych on Aug 22, 2017
    Buy nice molding in a style you like and make a frame big enough to go around it. Fill it with shelves, mirror tiles, small framed art, etc.
  • Fix It Jen Fix It Jen on Aug 22, 2017
    You could also cut some shelves to fit inside, then rotate what's displayed.
  • Chubby58 Chubby58 on Aug 22, 2017
    I would put some glass shelves in there and you could cover them with shutters.
    • Nancy T. Nancy T. on Aug 25, 2017
      Shutters is an interesting idea. I'm still considering and don't know what my final decision will be. NCT
  • Janet Panos Janet Panos on Aug 22, 2017
    Awesome! Glad this might do the trick for you! 😁
  • Mfbandit769 Mfbandit769 on Aug 23, 2017
    Obviously not if you don't want to drywall the hole.
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