Welcome to another Friday Feels where I share what I’m “feeling” this week. This post may contain affiliate links.
It’s eleventy billion degrees here (what’s up with that Michigan?) and I’m trying to feel fall this week, but the fact that I’m currently sweating on my front porch in a tank top writing this is making it hard. I couldn’t even bring myself to buy pumpkins this week, not that I’m complaining too much as I know the snow will fly soon. I was planning on sharing my fall window boxes with you all today, but with this summer weather my flowers look too pretty to rip them all out.
See? I couldn’t bring myself to switch them out yet.
Hopefully it cools down next week, and I can show you what I have up my sleeve.
Also, I wanted to thank you for your awesome response to last week’s Friday Feels podcast post. You guys, if you are looking for new podcasts to listen to, read the comment section on that post. SO many awesome suggestions, I started a list! See the post here.
Ok, so today I’m talking about our TV cabinet. I have gotten lots of emails and messages wondering where our TV is in our living room and, or how, we hid it. So, I thought I would show you all just how the awesome cabinet guys built this contraption.
I knew in this house I wanted the TV completely hidden, so I decided right off the bat when I was drawing the fireplace design and cabinets to make the lower section closed cabinetry. I wish I would have saved more of the drawings the Mr. and I made, it’s crazy how close to our drawings the house ended up being. The guys did a great job of bringing our vision to life.
I knew we could make the door open and slide back, but I wanted to figure out how to swivel the TV out far enough that you could see if from everywhere. The Mr. found this extra long mounting arm that did the trick. This is the one we used –VideoSecu ML531BE TV Wall Mount for most 22″-55″ LED LCD Plasma Flat Screen Monitor up to 88 lb VESA 400×400 with Full Motion Swivel Articulating 20 in Extension Arm, HDMI Cable & Bubble Level WP5
The guys built this extended square box in the back of the cabinet to mount it to and it fit perfectly. I’m making that sound a little too easy as there was definitely A LOT of measuring and numbers tossed around, but I sort of zoned out for that part, which I tend to do when math is involved. Thank goodness the Mr. is a self-proclaimed number nerd.
They couldn’t build shelves all the way across obviously, because the cabinet doors wouldn’t be able to slide back into the cabinet then. They built this little bookcase within a bookcase so that we had a spot to set our other electronics. This is a smart tv so we don’t have a cable box for it, but if we did, we could tuck it on these shelves too.
You can see it works perfect – it pivots out so I can even see the TV from the kitchen, which is awesome because I like to watch the news while I cook dinner.
Then it slides right back in and the doors pull out and close. I love that you would never know it’s there, plus it’s at a nice height for your eyes vs. having to look up if it were mounted above the fireplace.
I hope that helps explain it a bit further, I know a lot of people wanted specific dimensions so here goes:
TV – 40 inch, the height from the floor to the bottom of the TV is 3 ft
Cabinet dimensions – inside 43W x 52H x 18D
Door size – 20 x 50, the doors stick out 2 inches when they are slid back in the cabinet.
Feel free to comment below if you have any other questions!
Hope you all have a great weekend!