Something that was a "certain" has now turned into a "?"
As we told y'all on this post here about our new layout, we had planned to mount the TV above the fireplace.
Chris had ordered a wall mount off Amazon and last Friday it finally came in!! It was actually the same day we put in our new rug so we figured we might as well throw the mount up too since we were getting stuff done! (and by "we" I mean "Chris"... I'm a little busy growing a human being but I can definitely help with "suggestions" of projects!!... ie. "We should do this now... its not what I want, its what your SON wants")
We took one more look at our pretty mantel place before clearing it off.
|See that red in the hole? Yea, thats the brick from the fireplace.|
What where our other options? Where else could we put the TV and have it make sense? The answer: no where. It NEEDED to go above the fireplace.
However, since we were moving stuff around anyway, Chris took the TV on its shelf mount and put it up where we originally wanted it to see how it would look. Maybe we wouldn't like it.
We decided play with it and plugged in my computer to watch an episode or two of Arrested Development. If we ARE going to do this (ie. mount it down from the ceiling) we wanted to make sure we wouldn't be tweaking our necks too awkwardly every time we glance at the TV.
And from the chair?
As of right now, the game plan is to fixture the mount to a joist in the attic and have just a bar drop through the ceiling to keep it from being too ugly. I also plan to have it come down through a small ceiling medallion and spray paint the bar white so it wont be a high contrast against a white ceiling.
At least that's the plan for now. Chris's dad is coming over this weekend to help tackle it and I am very VERY nervous ("putting holes in our ceiling? sure, why not?").
Please say a prayer for us. I'll be sure and have a good update next week!!
Has anyone ever tried something like this? Nice things with positive stories are highly appreciated!