Mantel TV

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I love my vaulted family room ceiling, big windows, and open floor plan, but I needed some redecorating and a bit of electrical work to make the layout flow and look more polished.
With access the garage, access outside (to the right of the last window), and flowing into the dining and kitchen (where the photo is taken), I loved my open floor plan. While the cable outlet is in the left corner, I knew I'd have no use for it. Who still has cable?
It is a smaller family room, so I didn't want to crowd it with too much furniture. I positioned my couch looking out to the backyard, as that's where I prefer to lounge. I added two chairs as a conversation center and popped the TV above the mantel so I could see it from the kitchen and dining table. Hmmm, perhaps hiding the extension cord under the basket could be dealt with...
With the help of an electrician, I had the electrical pulled from the baseboard outlet up to a brand new outlet above the mantel. As the cuts were being made in the drywall, I could only cross my fingers I had matching paint to patch the new holes!
I very carefully put the drywall pieces back in the holes, used some drywall tape, and spackled the holes away. Then I sanded and added two coats of paint. And it's done! ...well, for now at least!
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Spackle, paint, drywall tape, sandpaper, paint
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