Quick, Easy, Cheap: A Simple Solution for Wall Mounted TV Cords

Quick, Easy, Cheap: A Simple Solution for Wall Mounted TV Cords

Janel Laban
Jan 21, 2014
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Engineer Chic shared a simple, inexpensive solution for minimizing the look of ugly cords dangling from a wall hung tv and associated tech in the comment thread of today's Cord Clutter post. Check it out, she even included source links...

Ooh ooh ooh! I did this, and it made a HUGE difference in my wall-mounted TV. I have a TV hanging on the wall in the corner of the living room & there were 3 black cords hanging down behind it (power for the TV, Roku, and soundbar). It made the whole corner look awful.

I used an extension cord with a flat, grounded plug and 3 grounded outlets at the end plus a cord cover system from the big orange home improvement store. It looks A-MAZINGLY better. The cord cover can be painted (it's white, and so are my walls right now, but that will change). I ran the extension cord cable through the cord cover & mounted it to the wall bracket for the TV, then plugged the TV, Roku, and soundbar into the 3 outlets at the end. None of these are heavy loads, so I'm not overloading the outlet they connect to.

This is the cord cover kit I used:

And this is the extension cord:

The only caution - the sticky back tape on the cord cover kit is REALLY sticky. Be sure you have it where you want it because once it touches the wall ... it doesn't want to let go for love or money.

Thanks, Engineer Chic!

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