Hiding TV Cords With Office Accessory
I spend a lot of time in my home office / “escape room” and enjoy updating it to fit my mood. However, the cords hanging down from the wall mounted tv were an eyesore. Rather than simply using a cord cover, I decided to create a functional office accessory.
I started by installing a shelf directly under the TV to hold the cable box.
Some things I never pass up at a flea market or garage sale. Unusual or homemade shutters are one of those things. I’ve had this pair for awhile and decided it was the perfect component.
After separating the two pieces, I chalk painted the outer frame in black.
For several years I collected vintage yardsticks and found 7 of them that fit perfectly in the width of the shutter opening.
After deciding the order of the yardsticks, I used wood glue on each piece of cross wood and positioned the yardsticks in place.
Don’t you love it when something you have in stock turns out to be the PERFECT addition to a project? That was the case with this metal plaque that I bought in the Clearance Section of Michaels.
To tie in the blue theme of my room, I used Gilder’s Paste in Slate to emphasize the scroll work on the plaque. The nice thing about incorporating the metal piece is that it allows me to use it as a magnet board.
After the yardsticks had dried, I soft waxed the outside frame & yardsticks for protection and to give them a glossy appearance.
Not only was the metal plaque a perfect addition, it was the absolute perfect size and slid right in to the top space.
Using a picture hanger on the back, it was easy to hang in the perfect spot. It’s nice to have the cords hidden, be able to display my vintage yardsticks and have a magnet board to keep notes & appointment cards handy.
After looking at it for 24 hours, I’ve decided to do the other shutter exactly the same way and place them on each side of the TV. It’s too nice to hide the yardsticks. Back to the drawing board for something to hide the TV cords but I’m thinking of a simple wood frame and placing the yardsticks in a horizontal design.
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