Cord Control, Finally!
Well, inspired by my friend Abbey’s decision to clean out all her junk one closet at a time, I decided to deal with our television area. We bought this flat screen tv and a wall mount for it more than a year ago, and I’d been staring at ugly, black, dangling cords ever since. Plus, I was using a blanket box to hold our dvds, with the vcr on top of that, which meant it was a pain to actually look through our dvds. This led to huge piles of movies that never got put away. Here is my former nemesis:
Isn’t that awful? I just can’t deal with clutter like that. So I organized. I sorted all the individual dvds in to black leather cases and threw away piles of the plastic cases. Then I moved most of them into a bookshelf where it would be easier to look through them. (I decided to put actual blankets in the blanket box, what a novelty!) And I finally bought a shelf for the vcr, which has the added benefit that my daughter can’t get to it anymore. We have a few scratched dvds from her experiments. And finally, the cord covers! I ordered this set from Amazon, and painted it to match the walls! I love the look! It’s so clean and finished! I even painted the cords that led from the vcr to the tv so they blend too! And hey, while I had the paint out, I touched up all the little mistakes from our shelf painting project, and the five or six excess holes caused by a defective studfinder during our tv mounting project. So a successful day!!!