31 Days: The TV Cabinet
We scored a very nice TV cabinet off of Craigslist a few years ago. When we bought this house, it only worked in one dumb spot in our living room. The cable jack and the outlet for the TV were approximately 14 inches from the fireplace in the corner, so I had the cabinet on a angle.
It looked ridiculous, but that’s the only place where the set up would work. It seriously bugged the hell out of me every time I watched TV. I moved the cabinet out a few months ago because I cleaned behind it and I shoved it up against the main wall.
And I left it.
We have been watching TV like this ever since.
Jeff’s beer on the mantle is nice touch, don’t you think? This is an actual portrayal of our Redneck Lifestyle, I titled this shot Bottles & Cords.
I mean, what the what. This fills me with anger.
I had the cable guy stop in a few weeks ago and he moved the cable jack to the middle of the wall. The electrician could only stop in on Tuesday and I happened to be out of town on a field trip with Zoe’s class. This meant Jeff was in charge of the whole electrician operation and it made me nervous. Yes, my husband is more than capable of handling an appointment, however, he is absolutely not capable of saying no to any offered upgrades. I honestly wouldn’t have been surprised if I came home and Jeff was all, “The electrician rewired the entire house and it was only 9K!”
The electrician did try and talk Jeff into some sort of surge protector for our electrical box and I’m stoked to say Jeff said no. We are also now the proud owners of one electrical outlet in the middle of our living room wall right next to the cable jack. It was $190 due to some sort of something that needed to be installed in the garage (which is on the other side of our living room wall), but $190 is a small price to pay to be able to watch TV without hatred towards a mess of cords.
For 31 days, I’m tackling the Hot Mess. Read all about it here.