The cables for the TV were run through the mantle above the fireplace so they come out on the right hand side.
The TV bracket chosen was purchase on Amazon for only $99.00! It extends way out and swivels 90 degrees in either direction so I can see it when I am cooking which is a GREAT feature. Peter was excited about the leveling adjustment capability so that you do not have to mount the bracket perfectly level.
Unibrak UNB 550 Dual Arm Articulating Cantilever LCD Plasma LED TV Wall Mount 37″ 42″ 50″ 58″ 65″ Extends 33″ Sony LG Panasonic Samsung Pioneer
Yes, the TV is on the wall but now to figure out what to do with the cords that hang out from the side of our fireplace and we also need to decide on something to hold the computer/DVD player as well.
This part is great but we are not done yet. . we will need to caulk everything and repaint the mantle. As for the cords hanging out of the right side of the mantle – Peter has a fantastic idea to frame around the cords and paint a carefully measured piece of wood over the top of the cords painted the same color as the wall.
You can see the small pieces of wood that have been added to surround the cords and provide a place to attach the cover piece as well.