One of my biggest pet peeves is "cords".
In the picture below you can see the cords/outlets that I stare at every time I'm on the computer. The paper "catch all" above the outlets is for notes/reminders and I posted about it here. I like the note holder, but as with everything else in the kitchen/family room lately..."the red has to go", and I'm tired of looking at the cords.
I think I can re-use this note holder in my daughter's room for a future project.
I decided to recover a bulletin board and lean it here to hide my cords/outlets.
This board is actually a piece of mylar board. It works just like a cork bulletin board.
I worked the fabric (less than 1/2 a yard) around the board from
end to end, and attached with my staple gun.
Once I had some staples in the top and bottom, and the left and right sides,
I began folding the corners.
Gather the corner fabric and pleat it before adding staples.
Be sure your mylar board is cut a "hair" wider and longer than the frame
opening in order to squeeze it in to fit snuggly.
Here's the final look. What outlets? What cords?
Well, there is just that one cord to connect the laptop,
but it's essential so I'll have to live with it?!
This desk top also has a piece of plexi glass that I added years ago. It's nice
to protect the desk top finish and it doesn't hurt to keep weekly reminders handy
(what bills need paying, garbage pick up schedule, etc).
Home Depot cut this plexi glass to size for me free of charge.
Stay tuned for a kitchen curtain made out of the same bulletin board fabric!
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