To Do List:
- Change built-ins and match crown moulding
- Hide cords for TV in the wall
- Add light fixture to living room
- Change up pendant lights in joining space
- Update hardware/pulls on built-in cabinets
- Change floor vent covers
For this we used:
Next was cutting open the wall to hide the TV cords. If you know me, you know I love things very neat and tidy. Over the years I’ve tried hiding the cords with tape and different decor but nothing ever looked right or even good for that matter. Now was as good of a time as any, so Mike opened up the drywall and inserted a piece of PVC pipe on an angle from the TV to the inside of the cabinet. We fed the cords through the pipe and WA-LA!
Mike was able to use the same piece of drywall he cut out to fix up the wall. Totally not my area of expertise but he did it and made it look easy. Honestly the longest part of the project was waiting for the drywall mudding to dry to make sure the wall didn't sink after. He had to apply three coats before we could prep the wall unit for paint.
For this we used:
Changing up the lights was an easy fix and really added to the spaces. For our kitchen we changed our existing pendant lights over the island to three polished nickel mini pendant lights.
The new chrome lights really carry into our new living space nicely with our new chrome hardware we added to the built ins. I’m in LOVE with the new pulls!
Tip: When updating your hardware use a template so all your handles line up. Then place masking tape on the doors or drawers so the surface doesn't split when drilling new holes because nobody wants that.
Other items we used/purchased at Lowe’s:
It has been an absolute pleasure working on this project with Lowe's Canada. Thank you for helping make all our living room dreams come true. If you're working on a project of your own you can find your local Lowe's Canada store here. Hope you've enjoyed following our makeover and maybe even found some inspiration of your own.
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