Anyone else scouring their homes for projects to finally mark off the to-do list? I’m going to be honest here. I go room by room and have a list (organized by room) on my iPhone notes of things I’d like to do/change in our home. My absolute favorite thing is to check the items off – one by one. My husband may not like this idea as much as I do… but HEY, who asked him anyway? JK JK.
When we moved into our home almost 4 years ago (where did time go?!) we moved into what we thought was a move in ready house. That was entirely not the case, especially when you live with an interior designer. Sorry, babe. We got the big stuff done, did some “must haves,” redid our landscaping (twice!), and beyond. These cords hanging from our family room TV have driven me NUTS for almost 4 years. I honestly don’t know how I was able to wait this long. I guess… LIFE.
With all the extra time on our hands during quarantine, we finally did this little home project we like to call : “DIY Series : How to Hide Ugly Cords Behind Wall.” I feel like I can finally breathe. I love how such a simple project can really make a space feel complete, clean, and put together.
I put together a little DIY video of how I hid my cords behind the wall, leading to the media console.
Use stud finder to find studs and make sure you are drilling into drywall.
Drill hole behind TV for cords to run down the wall.
Drill another hole at the bottom of the wall (directly below top hole).
** VERY IMPORTANT: measure your cords to make sure they are long enough to reach behind the TV, through the wall, and back out to where it plugs into. I learned this the hard way and had to hold on the project and order adapters to connect (2) HDMI cords together.
Take 2 wire hangers and unravel them so they are completely straight. Attach the hangers together to create one long wire. Feed the wire from the top whole through to the bottom hole, leaving excess wire at the top hole.
Disconnect cords from the bottom (NOT from the TV) – aka the box, sound bar, wall plug. With the cord attachment facing down, use tape to attach the cords one after another (with space in between) to the excess wire at the top hole. Make sure the cords are taped well to the wire so you don’t loose your cord in the wall.
Carefully pull the bottom wire, bringing the wires through the top hole and back out the bottom hole. You may have to play with it a bit to pull through. Once all the cords are fed through he wall and out the bottom hole, connect them back into their “homes.”
VOILA! NO more cords. NO more mess. WAY more beauty.
Thanks for tuning into todays episode of DIY Series : How to Hide Ugly Cords Behind Wall.
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