What can I put in empty space under TV there was a bigger tv there bef

by Mercy
I built shelve for new tv. Need to hide wires and put something there. It is in Great room.
  14 answers
  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Dec 29, 2017

    I am using an old entertainment center also. The one side was a tall space (imagine your space turned on it's narrow end). I built a U-shaped shelf (the U is upside down making the bottom of the U the shelf) that fit snugly and gave me a shelf partway up. With yours, since it is wider than high, you could use baskets or bins for storage depending on what you wanted to put there. You could also do simple divider/shelf spaces like I did.

  • Rose Broadway Rose Broadway on Dec 29, 2017

    Maybe paint the wall behind that small area the same color as the entertainment center, then put a couple of shelves to hold books. Your cords will never be noticed.

  • Ken Ken on Dec 29, 2017

    It looks like you have two tall cabinets and put a shelf between them. But you said that there was a bigger TV there before. What did you do with the cabinetry that was there before? The only good solution I see here is to build or have built a cabinet that matches those two.

  • Sharon Sharon on Dec 29, 2017

    I would paint a piece of masonite board the color of the wall and place it over the corded back wall and the baseboard, then you could just decorate it with a nice large decorative urn like a Chinese goldfish bowl.

    You could also search around for one of those over the frig used kitchen cabinets and possibly fit it in there after staining to match. If you made that, can't you make a pair of doors to match? or just buy some kitchen cabinet doors at Habitat for Humanity Restore. Just make sure to take your measurements with you.

  • Mow29857001 Mow29857001 on Dec 29, 2017

    Put a removable back in the space before you add some shelves. If you can match the material of the rest of the entertainment center, so much the better. You might also put a small LED light strip on the top of the opening to enable you to see the back of the wall if you need to unplug (or whatever) the wires. That way you don't have to move a massive piece of furniture.

  • Jodi Holtzman Selvey Jodi Holtzman Selvey on Dec 30, 2017

    One or two large baskets

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  • Suz22387221 Suz22387221 on Dec 30, 2017

    One of several ideas is to start by covering the wires. One easy fix is to purchase a shower rod cover, (about $5), cut to size and slip over the wires and tuck into the top of the opening, you may want to get one the best blends with the wall. Next, a large basket to keep cozy blankets during the cold months, or silk greens, or branches with lights (you already have the electrical source there), set an accent piece like a larger fineal or statue posed next to the basket.

    if you need some photo ideas just let me know and I'll put something together to send you. Blessings!

  • Toni Blair Mann Toni Blair Mann on Dec 30, 2017

    Get a basket from Hobby Lobby the size of the hole.

  • Jeanna Sanders Jeanna Sanders on Dec 30, 2017

    I would fill the space with silk plants in a couple of baskets.

  • Vid28378667 Vid28378667 on Dec 30, 2017

    a duraflame electric fireplace heater would look nice.

  • Ticia Ticia on Dec 31, 2017

    Oh those wires; they make us all crazy. How about finding a piece of scrap wood that will fit between the 2 cabinets and create a false wall. Paint it the same color as the cabinets and then use one of the prior suggestions to fill in the front. This way you have access to those wires if you need to get to them. Good luck.

  • Coo22662456 Coo22662456 on Dec 31, 2017

    We had the exact problem . We took out the old TV to put in a new flat panel one. It took a while but we found an entertainment unit for the new style TV, that fit the width of the opening. The real trick is to find one in a matching color. If you're a handy DIYer you could stain one to match. Another good thing about using an entertainment unit is that you get more storage space. Good luck!

  • Pamela Carns Pamela Carns on Jan 01, 2018

    Cover the wires as suggested prior ,first. I would buy or build a couple of small foot rests with casters to slide in the space. Can be used for extra seating and fabric could coordinate with your furniture. Good luck!