Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Cord clutter no more.

In the last four months I can't count how many times I've tripped over the phone and modem. Visits from little friends have also proved challenging as toddler fingers seem to gravitate to the phone and want to play with it. So to summarise, we had a little bit of a problem with phone and internet cords and it was time to get inventive and make something to solve this. I was sick of this eyesore and wanted a less cluttered look.
Dad and I did some brainstorming and came up with the solution of making two handmade wooden shelves; one for the phone and one for the modem.  Dad crafted these shelves out of some scrap wood he had lying around and we gave them a couple coats of white paint. We then screwed the handmade shelves to the wall and used clips to pin back the wires.
It only took about an hour to make the shelves and then we just had to wait a bit in between coats to paint them up.  It ended up being a simple solution to one more unsightly mess and is an easy way to improve the space. Yay for no more tripping and toddler distractions! This wall is looking more and more cute and I feel like the house is coming together and looking less like we just moved in. I like adding personal functional touches.
*If you're interested there are tutorials on how to make the pom pom wreath and "you are fearfully and wonderfully made" artwork.
Lisa x

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