Monday, April 8, 2013

To Mount or not to Mount

This weekend was the final straw, I couldn't spend one more minute looking at these wires.  It also didn't help that last week I read an article about why you shouldn't mount your tv above a wood burning fireplace.  Plus it was at an awkwardly high angle, so really wasn't comfy to watch for any length of time.

You can see we already had a little unit on the left that all of the receivers (or whatever they are) were supposed to go in. Of course, they never actually made it into the cabinet and have been sitting on top for the past 8 months.  Uuugh, those blooming wires! 

The switcheroo was very easy.  We popped the receivers into the little cabinet (it has handy sliding doors to disguise them when they're not being used) and took the back off so all of the wires could run behind it.  The proportions of giant tv to tiny cabinet aren't ideal, but we'll make it work for now and be on the look out for a wider cabinet.

It also gave me the opportunity to pretty up our mantel.  I hunted round the house for things we already had that I could use.  This is how it looks now, though I'm sure I'll be playing around with it.  Watch out for many more mantel updates in the future - I'll be taking full advantage of my new found decorating space.

The little origami fox was a Target clearance find, along with the flower pic.  I can't get enough of those Target end cap clearance goodies.

The glass owl was an antique mall find.  I think it's supposed to be a bookend, but this little guy is flying solo.  And the love is an Urban Outfitters Christmas decoration.

Not bad for working with what we already had.


The 36th AVENUE



  1. I love the mantle display now. I have a strong hate of a TV which dominates a room, I know the trend is for bigger which is better, but I gave away my set a couple years ago. I wonder if you could move the TV further from the fireplace so it, the fireplace and gorgeous mantle, could stand on its own as a focal point in the room?

    1. Yes, I completely agree. I have a few different furniture placements to try this weekend, stay tuned for updates!

  2. Your mantel looks gorgeous Kate! Thank you so much for sharing at Pretty Things this week, hope to see you again tomorrow night :)

    xo, Tanya