* cord hider

Posted on March 7th, 2010 by maitreya. Filed under Art, Home and Garden, Sewing/Fabric Crafts.


Apparently you’re supposed to mount your TV on your mantel for some unknown reason, so that’s where our cable hookup is. I’ve been looking for some great artwork to use to cover it. After months of indecision, I finally just got sick of looking at the stupid cord sticking out of the wall and decided that the perfect should not be the enemy of the good. Fabric panels stapled around stretcher bars sounded easy enough, plus I won’t be annoyed if I do find the mythical artwork in a couple of months.

cordhider

The stretcher bars and orange silk I already had for 2 long ago planned-but-never-done projects. The green Japanese print was actually a freebee I got when a fabric store sent me the wrong order. I only had to buy the woodgrain fabric. It really goes quite well with the rest of the living room (not pictured, but another wall is orange). The silk is torn along the edges, but I’m not entirely sure I like the effect. I might go back later and fray it or fold it under, haven’t decided.

livingroom



2 Responses to “cord hider”

  1. Karen Says:

    That’s a much nicer solution than a giant TV! Have you seen this painter’s work? She is a gardener and animal afficionado and has a blog where you can see what she’s working at the moment. I have a tiny painting but she does big (i.e. mantel-sized) ones too… http://jeanbradbury.blogspot.com/

  2. Ceramic Bisque Says:

    Oh man, I wish I had a ceiling that high!

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