I’ve slowed down on the posts this week because we are in double ear infection territory. Poor Grant didn’t seem to mind the ear infections at all, but the antibiotics are hitting him hard. He’s a trooper, though, still running all over the house faster than I can chase him.
Tonight we mounted the tv above the fireplace. We bought a Space Saver full motion mount at Home Depot. The instructions are pretty similar to Ikea instructions, which is to say, they’re some sort of medieval torture. Anyway, all mounts are a little different, so I’m just going to give some of our basic tips for hanging large items.
Sorry for the frizzy hair and tiny shorts, it is humid as can be in Maryland.
I start out by measuring the width and height of the area I’m using (from wall to wall, or in our case, from cabinet to cabinet). Then I find my mid-point from those numbers. Using a level, I draw a horizontal line and a vertical one, to get my exact center.
When we hang items that need to be centered, I find that it’s easiest to drill a board into the studs. Studs are 16″ apart, so they’re unlikely to be exactly where you need them. The mount came with extenders, but this is an easier and sturdier solution. Jason cut two pieces of wood 24″ long, and we drilled the wood into two studs.