So here is my template. I'm going to pick out a thin batten to make the "cord hider" - very technical terms here, stay with me - under the TV blend in. I'll paint it like all of the other battens and you'll never know the difference...except YOU will because I just told you what I'm doing. I'm going to do a thick board on top. I don't think I want anything fancy with a ledge, but I definitely want thick. Of course, the grey that you see in the other 90% of the first floor will be above the molding. You know the drill, iPhone pictures.
Please excuse my not so straight tape lines. And not to worry, my b&b will not be electric blue, rather a nice glossy white. You may be confused by my mixing of not so traditional things with semi traditional wall treatments. I love craftsman anything. I don't follow the rule of your entire house being one style and not mixing and matching. I think our houses should be filled with what we love. I love a little bit of everything so this is what works for me. As for my husband, well, as long as he has clean underwear, he's happy. I believe we touched on that in the laundry room redo post. He could not care less about the things that grace the walls and halls of our home. Gosh, I love him.
So back to the plan. This is phase one. Phase two involves constructing a frame for the TV out of two simple pieces of baseboard like we used around the french doors. Depending on how the b&b looks, I may not do the frame. I might love it without. We shall see.
Stay classy, blogland.
P.S. Anyone out there rooting for Brad & Emily? Anyone out there not care?