Do you remember when I said I was never going to hang a television over the mantel again… EVER AGAIN. Because when we bought our antique fireplace mantel, I was having such a great time decorating? Well, that all changed when they came out with the FrameTV, which I will be sharing that soon. But… while we were looking over all of the Black Friday sales last year, and had already had a few cocktails, we pulled the trigger. Which meant, we would have a television hanging above the fireplace again. ???? It also meant that we had to come up with some type of plan to disguise the wires. Because, Deb and I both despise seeing wires hanging from the television to the components. I saw this little fireplace cubby over on someone’s Instagram and I thought it was THE BEST idea EVER! Keep scrolling to see how to hide wires from a wall mount.
We knew we needed a place to store all of our components, not only for the television, but for our multi-room sound system receiver, our DVD player, and our driveway alarm. We kept all of this in mind when we built our fireplace wall for the electric insert and our antique mantel, which we gave a makeover. So, we decided the little cubby idea was our best option. We would have the television hung on the wall and run the cords behind that wall into the cubby.
We wanted our cubby door to blend in with the wall so that it wasn’t a focal point. So Deb ended up cutting this opening AFTER we installed our brick paneling. She did, however, build the little shelves from INSIDE the fireplace opening which was easier than doing it from the outside. She made it larger than we need just in case we add anything else.
Deb made it so that the shelves are adjustable, just in case we need to move anything around in our little cubby. She ended up adding a magnet to the door to keep it closed. And, of course, I had to add a plant to the top shelf to make it look pretty.
This little cubby idea works absolutely perfect for what we needed it for.
What do you think? I love how this little project turned out.
HOW TO HIDE WIRES FROM A WALL MOUNT