When we finally bought a flat screen television in November, we decided to stop using an entertainment center that used floor space. We have a lovely fireplace and mantle, and the TV fit perfectly up there (and there is an outlet in the wall) so it was perfect. Our cable box fit the mantle as well, and the modem sat on the floor below. It was a bit messy, but not terrible.
Then we switch carriers (to save cash and get faster internet) and the new cable box was WAY too big for the mantle. Plus around Christmas we got an XBox 360, and that was now also sitting on the floor, and now there was a big powerstrip… you guessed it, we had a hot mess.
Most folks are able to just hide the cables and wires in the walls, but not us; the walls in our nearly a hundred-year-old house are solid plaster over wooden lathe. No way to drop cables through a hollow spot because there IS no hollow spot.
So what did we do? Yes, we could have called an electrician to fix it but we didn’t really feel that was smart money spent. Plus I really like doing things myself. We managed to make it look pretty for only $65. Here’s how.
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