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Messy looking wires

Alice TrescottDecember 28, 2012
The purpose for the space was to have nothing, that is why I got the shelf. But now I don't know what to do to cover the wires with no furniture! Help!
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Lowe's and others have paintable chase you can use to hide them and paint to match the wall. A nice cabinet below would do it too.
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1 Like    Bookmark   December 28, 2012 at 10:30AM
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Miguel Simoes
Either furniture like decoenthusiast stated. OR you can have someone come in and move the power and cable boxes up to where your shelf is and install a nice floating unit in front of that. Not sure exactly how much space you have there, but Ikea has a ton of shelf/cabinet units that you can buy brackets for.


Basically replacing that shelf you have currently with a unit like whats above in its place. They also make that unit in white iirc.
    Bookmark   December 28, 2012 at 11:02AM
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Karen Emmons
Take some time, a little bit of money and move the electrical outlet to behind the tv. Speaker wires and such can also be run thru the attic for surrond sound systems. Nice and neat.
If you rent then this may not work, try the shelf idea.
    Bookmark   December 28, 2012 at 11:22AM
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Alice, you can use a cable box, such as this one from blue lounge: http://www.amazon.com/Lounge-Design-CB-01-WH-CableBox-Management/dp/B0019T0J9S/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1356723355&sr=8-2&keywords=bluelounge+cable+box
Use a wire cover to cover the wires going down the wall, like this: http://www.amazon.com/Wiremold-CMK30-Screen-Television-Cover/dp/B0015EA3NO/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1356723434&sr=1-1&keywords=wire+cover

I use both and love them. Also, you may want to consider a slightly wider shelf, as they look best if they are at least the width of the tv. Good luck!
    Bookmark   December 28, 2012 at 11:39AM
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Also, perhaps you want it this way, but the tv looks a bit high.
    Bookmark   December 28, 2012 at 6:29PM
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Here's the link for "cord management" at Home Depot that you can paint to match the wall. You may need two. :)
    Bookmark   December 28, 2012 at 6:41PM
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Welcome Home designs
I think your easiest solution (and most visually pleasing) is to purchase a cabinet to hide your wires and accessories. if you're worried about the depth of the unit getting in the way then your best bet is to have something custom made. Good luck
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    Bookmark   December 28, 2012 at 11:48PM
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With a couple of 2 X 4's and a small piece of wallboard you can make your own faux wall, then just paint it to match the wall color you have now. All the wires will then be hidden, and you will have the blank space you wanted.
3 Likes    Bookmark   December 29, 2012 at 2:10AM
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Super idea olldbobbi!
1 Like    Bookmark   December 29, 2012 at 1:47PM
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Judith Taylor Designs
A furniture piece like decoenthusiaste showed would be nice. You will probably find you need to lower the tv if the components are moved into the media unit. It is quite high right now.
    Bookmark   December 29, 2012 at 1:51PM
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Thanks, Darzy!
    Bookmark   December 29, 2012 at 6:08PM
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You;re welcome! Brilliant...I'm going to remember that idea for sure.
1 Like    Bookmark   December 29, 2012 at 6:11PM
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