There is something about a pile of cables that drive me nuts. I really didn’t like the way this corner of my home looked. There was a power strip underneath this piece of furniture and a dozen different cords running amok.
Gah. See the edge of the power strip in the center? If you sat on the couch, you could see the tangle of nonsense.
In December, I found this wood carrier at Goodwill for $3. I wasn’t sure how I was going to use it, but I thought with a bit of an update,it could be placed restroom to hold rolled washcloths or other necessities. In six months, that plan hadn’t happened. I found it the other day in a closet and was newly inspired.
With a bit of leftover house paint and some paper market sacks, I got to work on my idea. The first phase involved several coats of paint to cover that lovely basket design, and other wear and tear.
And then a bit of glam. I love gold accents.
I then asked for help to drill a large hole in one end. And got back to work with the paint touch ups.
A girlfriend gave me these for Christmas. They came in very handy; I stuck them to the back of the side table to wrangle a few of the larger cords, including the power strip.
I then ran the router and wireless thingy’s cords through the hole and placed them in the newly painted box. With a few zip ties — cords wrangled.
To me — this is a big difference. It is easier to clean around (I can lift the container to sweep and mop, rather than trying to deal with a tangle of technology), and there aren’t a dozen cords beneath the side table to collect dust.
Cords done wrangled.
Also: three cheers for using what you already have!