We mounted the loft TV on the wall last week. We knew we didn't want those ugly cords connected to the TV to be seen. I had done a few searches to see what our options were for hiding them. Turns out, there are several. My least favorite was the cord cover and I knew that wasn't going to work for me.
Here are the pieces we bought from Home Depot. They are wall plates that allow you to pull the cords through but keep them hidden in the wall.
After we figured out where we wanted the holes, using the template in the package, we cut a hole right under the TV mount for the cords coming from the TV. It made me a little nervous cutting a hole in the wall. The cords also needed a place to exit at the bottom. We cut the second hole straight down from the top one, right next to the outlet where the cords would be plugged in.
To make it easier to get the dropped cords, we installed the top plate first. It just goes into the hole and the screws tighten it against the drywall. We in…
Now that the nursery walls are painted, I wanted to add a little something to them. I've always wanted to do a striped wall and here's my chance. I was noticing in my pinned nurseries, this one and this one had striped walls. I thought about stripes all over but decided to go with a striped accent wall instead.
Here's the room with just the gray paint, Behr Silver Sateen. Entrance into the nursery.
This is the wall where the crib will go. I wanted to make this the accent wall.
I chose to go with a simple white stripe to keep the room neutral since I will be adding bright colors later. The color I chose is Behr Snow Fall. I started by measuring my stripes. The wall is eight feet tall making it 96 inches but I wanted the stripes to be the same width the whole way down. Taking away the baseboard, that left me with 93 inches of wall to work on. I decided I wanted seven stripes, three white and four gray ones. That made my stripes 13.28 inches wide each.
I've been looking for a round mirror for the stenciled wall in the dining room but have had no such luck. We tried a larger piece of art on that wall but the colors and patterns didn't mesh well with the stencil already there. I needed something dark and pretty solid to stand out against the stencil. I decided a sunburst mirror would fit this space nicely.
I made one for my daughter's room with skewers but knew that one would be too small for this spot. I wanted it to be thick and dark. After seeing several versions, I decided to use paint sticks. They are free and thick enough to make an impact on the wall. I had some extra in the garage at home since we had started painting other rooms in the house already. I would always grab a couple extra on each paint trip to Home Depot. I also bought a 12 inch round beveled mirror from Hobby Lobby. It was half off candles sale so it came to $4.00. I had the rest of the supplies at home.
paint stir sticks…