Saving space with a wall-mounted TV and DVD collection
Rob and I are always looking for ways to save space in our tiny house, and we recently decided to wall-mount our TV.
We also wanted to put our DVD player and DVD collection on the wall as well to maximize our space savings.
I've been pondering how to do this for a long time, and finally had a eureka moment when I borrowed ... OK, stole ... a large vintage milk crate from my parents' garden shed. Seeing this photo on Pinterest made me realize the crate could work for our purposes. Plus, the previous owner of our house left a bunch of smaller behind when I bought the house.
I love saving space, but it's even better when it doesn't cost anything. And the crates are pretty visually light, so they don't seem too bulky.
To put up the crates, Rob used anchors we already had to attach them to the wall. A word of advice: if you're like us and like to attach a lot of heavy items to your walls, invest in the biggest variety box of anchors you can find. I love the fact that when I want to put something on the wall right. now. (I'm not patient) we don't have to run to the store first.
We planned to use this tutorial to easily mount our TV - until we realized that our TV didn't have any screws on the back to easily attach it to the wall. Instead, we found a mirror in the basement that fit perfectly on top of largest vintage crate. It levels the top out enough that we could just put the TV stand on top. It's nestled in a corner next to a doorway, so we don't have to worry about bumping the TV. It hasn't so much as wobbled in the couple of weeks since we finished the project.
Because everything's now on the wall, our living room feels like we got an addition. It's great and I think it looks good, too.
If anyone has suggestions on how we can hide all our cords, though, I'm all ears.
(You can't see it well in the photo, but on our new shelves, Rob's season 4 of "The Simpsons" is next to my "Pride and Prejudice" movie, and my "Sound of Music" DVD is next to his season 1 of "Family Guy." That's us in a nutshell.)