Posts Tagged ‘electronics’

TV mounted

I love spaghetti but not the black kind that spills out of electronics, like our TV in the above picture after we mounted it.

Ideally, of course, we would hard-wire the TV into the wall cavity. But realistically, we are not going to be living here forever so it wasn’t worth the investment.

covered tv cables 1

Instead, I picked up a steel cable cover (I can’t remember exactly where from but it might have been here), cut it to length, painted it the same colour as the wall and attached it using removable mounting squares. Too easy!

covered tv cables 2

Placing decorative objects in front of the area obscures it even further.

I’d love to know: have you mounted your flatscreen telly and if so, how did you deal with the cables?

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A couple of weeks back I hinted about a big surprise that was coming to our lounge room. Well here is the big reveal!

Having lived together for over two years before getting married, The Man and I were all set for kitchenware and towels, so in lieu of a traditional gift registry for our wedding, we opted for a piece of original artwork. We went gallery-hopping when visiting Melbourne earlier this year and discovered this Danish artist named Pabi at Brood Box Gallery. We really dug his style but none of the pieces were quite right in terms of size, so we had one commissioned. We didn’t specify anything about content or style (he’s an artist after all, we wanted it to be a result of his normal process) and we hadn’t even seen a photo until the finished piece arrived a few weeks ago. Here it is:

wedding artwork

He called it Love is Everything, isn’t that sweet? It’s so striking from afar, but we love how when you get up close, there’s so much detail like electronic shapes, animals and urban scenes.

Danish artist; Pabi; Brood Box; wedding; art; artwork; painting; registry;

wedding artwork 3

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It turned out that we had insanely generous guests, so we unexpectedly had contributions that exceeded the cost of the painting. We decided to use the extra to replace our chunky old TV with a  new flat one (cue The Man’s excitement). I was picturing something only a bit bigger than our current one, but nice and sleek. But due to The Man’s serious bargain finding and my not realising how big an inch is, we ended up with this:

TV and art dilemma

Painting, what painting?

This weekend’s job is to work out a plan B because clearly this set up is not going to work!

Has anyone else experienced a design dilemma like this?

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