So since the bed is done, I have been working on accessorizing the master bedroom so that it complete. Not just 90% but completely finished. Which you all know is a big step for me.
But in trying to complete this process I have come across an obstacle that I have not been able to wrap my brain around how to successfully hide it’s ugliness.
You see it? Yep the cable box (the speakers aren’t my favorite either but they don’t bother me as much for some reason). I don’t think the reed diffuser is masking it.
So how did the cable box find its home on the dresser? Isn’t there a better place for it? Let’s back up a bit.
It all started when I declared that I did not want a TV in the bedroom. Growing up we did not have cable and TV was not a big part of our lives. We were not allowed to have TV’s in our rooms and we all had to figure out how to share one. Sounds like fun huh? Derek on the other hand really enjoyed having a TV in the bedroom and assumed when we got married that we would have one. Because that is what people do.
I lost the battle 5 years ago.
But until recently this is where our TV was located in our room as I did not want to crowd a dresser with it and a new flat screen was planted firmly on the “want” list and nowhere near the “need” column. It was classy as well as dusty.
However when we went to the furniture store to buy a mattress, somehow this magically followed us home.
Amazing how that happened.
So you can see that there is no place for the cable box where the TV is located. The box currently is near the location of the original cable outlet. So Derek ran the longest wire ever through the attic and down the wall to the TV. In order to change the channel, you have to point the remote to the box on the dresser and not the TV. This took some getting used to and still is a little strange.
But that leads me to the problem….I can’t cover the cable box with a basket or something else because of the remote issue. And that is the same reason it has to be in a prominent location and not stuck on some shelf somewhere.
So do you creative people have any ideas about how to fix this? I will admit that the TV is really growing on me and maybe I was even……wrong. Or are there more “no TV in the bedroom” people out there?
While you are thinking here are some other sneak peek pics of the other things I am putting together in the space-