Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in conjunction with Minted, Lampsplus and Framebridge. I received wall art decorating accessories in exchange for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Oh happy day! My Minted art came in the mail today and not a minute too soon. Just in time for week two of our New Year New Room Refresh: DIY Cord Covers. I was a little worried about my shipped items coming in time since shipping to Okinawa can take anywhere from 2 weeks to 2 months. I’m still waiting on an orders from two of our lovely sponsors, Lamps Plus and Framebridge. Keeping my fingers crossed. If you missed last week’s post, you can read about the plans and inspiration for our laundry/bathroom makeover and see it’s current state HERE.
DIY Cord Covers
Okay, let’s get to it! Do you remember the ugly cords and hoses that were exposed on the wall above the washer and dryer?
Well, my plan for covering them actually went off without a hitch!! I found four baskets in a light color that were the perfect size to hide all of the wall uglies.
Here’s how I did it.
Baskets large enough to cover cords, hoses, and outlets. The baskets can be wide but should be only 3-4 inches deep. I found two sizes priced at $4 and $6. Perfect.
“L” brackets, two for each basket
Screws, washers, and nuts to secure “L” brackets to baskets
Simply attach one “L” bracket on each top side of the basket. Place a washer on the screw before threading it through the basket weave. Put the bracket on and use a nut to secure.
To make this project renter friendly, attach command velcro strips securely over the exposed end of the brackets.
Place on wall and press firmly. You can thread a hose or cord through the handle of the basket or cut a hole in the bottom.
It’s genius I tell you! I love that they work as shelving for lighter items. (The command strips will hold up to 17lbs!)
On the other side are the hoses which I couldn’t get them to budge an inch so I’ll to have to wait for my husband to get home to help me with them. A basket still covers them nicely in the meantime.
I was so excited to hang gorgeous art from Minted.com. Command strips worked perfectly on the art too for a renter friendly solution. Here’s a sneak peek of two out three pieces I received from them. Purty, eh?
It’s coming together my friends! Hopefully, I will be able to show you a lot more next week. Still waiting on a few boxes. 🙂
In the meantime, check out the progress my friends are making with this challenge! They are such a talented bunch of ladies.
Once again, a big thank you to our sponsors!