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    Quote Originally Posted by louiswinthorpe111 View Post




    this is the other side of the room with the massive TV. I could also keep the TV there, but would have more space if I got a flat screen. We will also rip up the carpet and take the laminate in kitchen through the family room.

    thoughts?
    Actually I might be inclined to leave the tv in that area, but get one of those swinging-arms that means that you can pull it out & angle it when yo want to watch it, but can push it against the wall when its not on.

    This kind of thing...




    PDR Series Large Flat Panel Swing Arm Wall Mount - 37" Extension

    This swing arm mount allows for perfect flat panel TV placement and ensures ideal viewing from any angle.
    But not as high as they have it in their picture!!!!



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    I agree that the mantel is too high, but if you lowered it it might work. I'd be nervous about hanging a tv up. I'd be worried that it would fall on the kidlets.

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    Well d'uh! That's what professional AV hinges are for.



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    or duck tape
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    to stop the kids from going near the tv! Great idea Twitchy.



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    We've actually got two of those arm swinging things in our basement (don't ask, they are bookends to a ridiculous monster of a TV in the middle for my sports loving husband). I've never once thought about them falling on the kids. They're incredibly sturdy and mount right into the studs. I can't imagine a TV falling off of it unless you were really working at it.

    I agree with Novice's idea. Seems like it would free up a ton of floor space and not compete with the fireplace.

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    For safety wrap the kiddies heads in the duct tape.

    Leave the (flatscreen) TV where it is either on a bracket or just mounted across the corner and get rid of the cabinet. Much less intrusive than over the fire place but yes, that end wall needs brightening up with a paint job.
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    The mantle is high, so we would have to get it rebuilt, which would be another PITA.

    I doubt I would be able to get the hubby's sign off to painting the brick. And, I do like it, but there is a lot of it. Maybe when we drywall, I can drywall up to the edge of the mantle? Just a thought.

    I was considering the swing arm idea, which would allow for a larger TV. yet, I was really hoping to put a chair in that corner.

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    Click on my link for the love of god and all that is holy CLICK ON IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    May be wrong here, but I think JKM really wants you to click on her link pevious page. Just a hunch!
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    And then lighten that wall.
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    How ever did yall figure that one out?
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    Ooh! Louis!! I might just have to change my mind!

    I saw this today...


    And just LOVE it (a complete turn around for me!)

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    Damn! JKM! Great find!
    This looks amazing!
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    Ok, here's my position on the brick. I have this same brick on the front of the house and in the basement, and it was the same brick I had on our fireplace when I was a kid, so there is some sentimental value here. But I am not opposed to the painting, but it's a full commitment, if I don't like it, too bad, I can't go back. Maybe if there was a way to paint some of it, and retain part of it.....

    In the pic above, that TV is pretty low, relatively speaking.
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    The exact same brick as in you demolished the house and used it for your fireplace?

    You can go look at the front or hang in the basement when you're feeling sentimental! Do it...
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