BIG MISTAKE!!! Who am I to say what my taste would be in 6 years or what technology would evolve into. Why would I ever move the mirror? Don't mirrors make a smaller place look bigger? Please do not do this to yourself! Change is inevitable.
|My Faux Venetian Plaster "Focal" Wall with the Mirror.|
|Is that really my picture quality?|
I went out of town for a few weeks. No worries about not having a TV downstairs. Then...I was home for a couple weeks. How do I not have a TV in my downstairs and I had a party coming up! Still, I am unwilling to spend a lot of money. I researched a deal on Ebay on a REFURBISHED Smart TV with 1040p, 240 mgh, 3D ability, WIFI accessible, etc. This TV was a $560 Vizio TV. I am a fan of Vizio. So, with a 30 day return policy and many messages to the seller with fear, I purchased it. I let my brother and uncle play with it. Test it out...break it!
It has more than passed the test (and that of my brother's TV ability...yay!). Now, the problem. I want one focal wall. To get the TV above the fireplace means...removing the mirror. There is nothing behind the mirror but a white wall.
|Behind the mirror...|
On a journey to Home Depot for paint on a different part of the house, I noticed some pretty awesome copper back splash. I went for it and took a chance. Not so cheap, but neither was the wall. I bought 6 pieces of copper, wavy back splash from Home Depot and double sided tape. This was about $130.
|Kitchen back splash in my Living Room?|
Applying this was my Uncle's job as I stood back and aimed for perfection in lining. It took a couple re dos and leveling, but eventually got it up. We also used a couple staples from a staple gun in the middle and then added a sturdy mount. After spending $560 on a TV I was not going for any mount. I ponied up and spent $90 at Lowe's on a mount that is fully tiltable and adjustable from the wall.
Who knew? Kitchen back splash? I watch a lot of HGTV, so why not? Give it a whirl. It was a $130 whirl, but if it turned out it would be great!
|Kitchen Back splash is about to become the decorative frame to my high end TV!|
|Needs to come down a bit...|
This is not for everybody, but I love it. Why should I have nothing behind the TV...when I could frame it? Thanks to what I first considered a blunder, I now have an artistic piece behind my TV. Many people at the party I hosted were impressed and asked what I used to complete the process.
More thinking outside of the box and having an "Anything Goes!" attitude resulted in a piece I am proud of and is unique. Make your house your own and go for it! It has been a therapeutic process and I recommend it to everyone!
Granted I still need to work on the wires...but a plan is in the works, of course!