How about a totally un-sponsored shout-out to the amazing Sugru today? It came to the rescue again this weekend, so it rightfully deserves a shout-out of televised proportions. If I was on TV.
This is about a TV though.
And for the record, I used white this time around. I also have some orange, green, black, and blue tucked into my kitchen drawer full of all products I need to keep accessible (you know, the Sugru’s right alongside the masking tape, the business stamp, the razor blades and rubber bands, paper clips, and a lint slash dog fur remover).
You’ve heard me and Pete sing our little hearts out about this maleable silicone product that has made our projects, hacks, and lives much better. You can read some of those previous projects here and here and here and here. Really, we like the stuff. And really, they’re not paying me to show it to you.
Here’s the issue: the TV we installed on the kitchen wall with an amazon-purchased wall mount is perfect. I can extend it outward, face it towards the kitchen when I’m cooking or towards the dining room when I’m working (yeah, we rarely eat in there, especially now that it’s sum-to-the-mer and we can enjoy the deck almost any night we want).
Whoa, the kitch is lookin’ messy in this shot from a few months ago.
I had just one beef about the TV but it’s more about the bracket we bought: When I’m pushing the wall mount back towards to the wall, the elbow of the bracket bangs against the wall. And I’m tired of having to touchup and patch walls these days. The cord actually fell behind the bracket in this picture without me somehow noticing until now, the moment of publication, but that’s not the norm; the hinge usually grinds right into the drywall.
Sugru to the rescue! I used a single packet and divided the doughy contents into three round piles. Molded to fit the aforementioned elbow pieces that are main offenders, I stuck the Sugru straight to the clean metal right where it would help to cushion the blow of the bracket hitting the wall.
And it works!
For real – no one here is being paid to endorse the goodness that is Sugru. Just head over to the website and peruse the other hacks that they feature and update so, so often. It’s a global craze!