Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Rewind: My nemesis (cords!)

So this post is going to be a few decent pictures and a whole lotta really bad, flash, boring pictures -- but this stuff is important people! If you are cray-zay like me that is. A long time ago I posted about my hatred of CORDS, and I thought I would share more of how I deal with them.

There is nothing that ruins a gorgeous room to me more than CORDS. Ugh. I was watching a decorating show the other day and one of the designers used a picture of a room with cords all over the place as an example of her work. ALL I could see were the cords.

I know, so many issues, so little time.

Just so my girlfriends and family who read my blog know, I don't really see them when I'm in other people's houses...it's only in pictures. Well, except in my own house. They drive me mad in my own house.

Here's what I do to eradicate the cords around this place...

Exhibit A:
A lamp, but no cords. Ahhh, how does she do it? Like this:
A little bit of cord cover down the back of the table leg and a long cord cover down the wall to the outlet. A honkin' big chest on the bottom shelf of the table helps to hide everything else. And I'll have you know I removed just a few dust bunnies from back here. I'm real with y'all but not that real. ;)

My trash to treasure table:
Here come the really bad pics...some cord covers go up the leg on the back for one cord, more covers hide the excess cord of the lamp:
The cord covers have sticky backs and I HEART THEM.

Our entry table:
Where's it at? Where's it at?

Under the table of course!:
All the excess cord is under the table, and the cord hangs down the back leg behind the tall vase.

It makes me SO happy.

Our armoire in the bedroom, with cords and cables to hide:
One long cord cover goes a long way...these things can be cut to any size and you don't need much: You can find these at any home improvement store, and I've seen them at electronic stores as well. I also use cup hooks on the back of the armoire to pull up the cables that would hang down behind otherwise:
Drapes cover those awful things too:
And covers down the leg and along the wall help too:
My nightstand looks great:
Ummmm, I won't even show you hubby's side. Serious.

I even hide the cords for the window decor during the holidays:

Oh, sweet bliss, not a cord in sight!
YES. I even use them outside:
I told you I was a total fruit loop. I do have a life that does not involve finding ways to hide cords. Everyone has their thing, right? This is my thang.

Can I get a hollllllaaaaaa? What is your thing that drives you nuts?

115 comments:

  1. Oh, girl you are a MASTER at hiding cords.....and I LOVE That......I hate cords, too, but I need to take lessons from you; you are gooooooodddd......
    Thanks for sharing!

    Suzanne

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  2. You would have a field day with cords at my house! They bother me too but I haven’t done anything about it. I need to!

    http://domesticprincessintraining.blogspot.com

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  3. Yeah, I notice the cords in my pictures AFTER I've taken the picture already. Funny how I don't notice them before when I'm looking right at them! They do drive me crazy though, too. I've also heard of using masking tape to tape the cords down against the leg of a table or on the back side of the apron {if the table has one}. Not that I've done it ~ yet.

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  4. That is a FABULOUS idea. You go girl!!

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  5. I'm adding cord covers to my shopping list! Do they come with adhesive on them?

    Amy

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  6. OMG, can I just say you are too funny! I love reading your blog, not only do you have fabulous tips and but you always crack me up. When you wrote can I get a hollaa....ohhh man....that was great! I heart your blog, oh, and I need to start hiding my cords!

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  7. OK...what I really need to know is how you hide the cords to the lamps on the bathroom vanities! Help!

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  8. Ok - I just have to comment because it is SO true. We all have our "things." Sometimes people make fun of my "thing" sometimes - but I will never make fun of anyone else's "thing" because... well... I just get that people have their "things."

    So my thing? Ironing. I iron everything. Even my 4 year old son's undershirts. I don't usually notice friends who aren't ironed, but I do notice it in pictures as well. Weird, huh. I read a blog that sells vintage clothing and she never irons her stuff. It drives me batty.

    Anyway, all that to say, I'm down with your "thing." I like it.

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  9. Yup I see what you mean. It does look so much better. ~Genious.

    How about crooked pictures hanging on walls? Ugh!
    Drives me cra-zeeee...:)

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  10. I thought I was the only freak about cords showing on the planet. They don't seem to bother anyone else but me..........I can't stand them. I think they totally ruin a room! I think everything should be made cordless!!

    Thanks for making me feel normal!

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  11. this is great! i have cords EVERYWHERE. and like just about everything else in this house, they don't bother my husband,but they bother me.

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  12. I despise the generic yellowish outlet/switchplate covers

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  13. Oh no I hear ya! I hate those things. I'm totally putting this plan into action. You know what I hate? I hate the ugly air conditioning unit that sticks out of our wall. And the heating vent. Granted these things need to be used, but if I could hide them I would. Oh and speaking of cords I wish I could hide my husband's electric drum kit. It's in the corner of our living room. Just wish I could camouflage it. :D

    LOVE your blog!!!

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  15. Ok, I love, love, love, reading your posts, do you have any ideas for all those pesky computer or T.V cords? Those are the ones I really can't stand. UGLY! UGLY! What to do?

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  16. Ok, so what do you do about cords for items that aren't in front of the outlet? That is the problem in older homes, one outlet per wall. I have some major cordage going on. LOL I shall look into cord covers and see what I can rig up.

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  17. genius!

    I need about a hundred of those blessed contraptions!

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  18. That's amazing! I'm with you on the cords, I HATE them. Hubby and I have an argument about them every time we get something new! He doesn't understand why I can't stand them showing! I didn't even know those cord holders existed, though. They would definitely make life easier.

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  19. Hiding the cords probably makes a home safer when there are tiny tykes around the house with big curiosities. Good job on the cord hiding my dear!

    Di

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  20. I have many 'things' so I can SO relate. :) You sound like you are so much FUN! AND please help a girl out! All I can see in this post is the swirly design on your walls? Did you post about this? I love it! I so planned on doing this in my stairwell but with wallpaper!

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  21. Pure genius!!!! I never even thought about cord covers! DUH! I try to hide them best I can. I was looking at a picture of my friend's baby the other day and he was sitting on their living room floor in front of a table. And all I could think was, wow they have a lot of cords hanging down on that table. haha

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  22. Ha! I have even used black electrical tape on the back of tables with thin or iron legs! Cords are awful! :)

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  23. I have cord hatred as well. DRIVESMENUTS.

    I use the fabric scrunchy cord covers that you can find in Heaven (errr Hobby Lobby). AMAZING. And they look superduper expensive.

    But I'm thrilled to learn about this option! Life changing.

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  24. YEah, I'd pick on you, but my food can't touch. :P I love the whole no-cords magic trick- I need to get on that here! thanks for the tips!

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  25. I was just looking up corduroy pants and then saw your post so I was kind of in that frame of mind and thought "what does she have against cotton pants??" ha! I hate seeing electrical cords, too! But I love a good pair of cords!

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  26. How great are you?! I can't wait to round up every cord in sight! That's what I can't get about "float your furniture-pull it away from the wall" yeah, and play jumprope with all the cords!
    My problem is air conditioners put by contrators in the worst spot on a wall!
    ~Nancy

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  27. Were we separated at birth?? :-)

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  28. wow, I need you over here...for sure!

    sarah

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  29. I hate them too, but I don't do a lot to disguise them. Thanks a lot, now I have added "cord disguising" to my long to do list. You're amazing with all you do girl!

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  30. Do you ever read lifehacker? They always have tons of cool ideas for hiding cables!

    My favorite is the false wall behind this desk:
    http://lifehacker.com/5373720/floating-monitors-and-hidden-peripherals

    There's crown molding for hiding cords:
    http://lifehacker.com/354505/hide-your-cables-in-your-baseboards-and-crown-molding

    and the IKEA cable manager:
    http://lifehacker.com/179911/hack-attack-the-cordless-workspace-sort-of

    I always love Lifehacker's DIY solutions for stuff like this :)

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  31. Love this! Here's one I struggle with: a small lamp on my kitchen counter - how to hide it? I've tried hiding the cord with plants, plates, and nothing works! Any ideas?

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  32. Cord covers? That's for the classy. Duck tape and leftover paint works for me. Talk about issues...

    What thing drives me crazy? Cellulite. Too bad duct tape doesn't work for that.

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  33. hehe, check this out!

    http://tech.msn.com/products/slideshow.aspx?cp-documentid=22075234&imageindex=5


    Just teasing!!
    ;)

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  34. Okay, you just crack me up. I too have a thing for cords and hide them...mostly, most of the time, but you take it to a level I have never seen. You may dish your photos but they are really great in getting your technique across.

    Happy cord hiding...Janell

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  35. I hear ya on the cord issue. I used to wrap twist tie and tape cords to the back of stuff. I hate seeing them!!

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  36. My pet peeve is when my kids play with our blinds and they hang crooked! I hate driving by a house and seeing crooked blinds!

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  37. I LOVERS your blog! I read it ALL the time. You have the BEST ideas, and have saved my hubby lots of $$$$$$!!!! My thing...not have a room evenly balanced or symmetrical. Drives me BATTY!! I have the oddest shaped living room and after we remodeled it took me 2 weeks to get everything arranged so that I could at least tolerate it. I still have a "blank" space against one wall, but I'm trying to decide what I want to do with that area. But, yeah, it drives me nuts if there is too much on one side of the room and NOTHING on the other side. Drives my hubby nuts too...but only because he has to move the furniture a gazillion times before I can make up my mind. I'm nuts....I know. :)

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  38. I'm totally OCD about my baseboards. They must look brand new at all times, with no knicks, scratches, etc. I either touch them up with paint or use a cotton ball and a little rubbing alcohol (old trick I learned from a contractor). Same deal with the vacuum cleaner cord on the walls when vacuuming. I am a pro on repaiting the walls where this occurs. Hope my wacko tendancies help make you feel a little better.

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  39. We must have seen the same show, it was just recently aired. It's all I could see too. I'm telling them "what about the cords???".

    I have been using cup hooks for years... okay, make that decades! No body else seems to care.

    There have been times that I wanted to paint a cord because it is the wrong color. Like when it lays on the tabletop, before going over the edge. I have even thought of drilling a hole in the top of the table.

    Okay... I'll stop now.

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  40. One MORE thing...

    I hate that the vacuum cleaner leaves all those marks on the base boards. (Read the comment before mine... and that reminded me.)

    I alway thouhgt that the bumper should be CLEAR silicon!!!

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  41. You're like the CORD QUEEN! Ridiculous! But impressive.

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  42. Genius! I have this cute table I purchased at the antique mall. When I put a lamp on it ...ALL I saw was the CORD under it. So I've tried my best to hide it too. I didn't know about the cord thingies. Will be picking one of those up this weekend! LOVE it! Thanks for the 'bad' photos ;-) showing all the ways to use them!

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  43. thank you! I did not even know this product existed, I usually hide cords if possible

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  44. Wow, you're good. You've inspired me to finally hide the awful cable cord in my bedroom.

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  45. Oh dear friend, where have you been all my life??? I think you did this post just for me. I must be just as crazy as you (I like to call it detail oriented) but it makes my hubby nuts. I had no idea this product existed. I am going to the hardware store today! Thanks for sharing that wealth of knowledge.

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  46. holy crap! i need to get me some of those!!!

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  47. Haha! That's awesome that cords are your thang. I can't think of any of my own right now but I *know* I probably have one, or a few, ok maybe alot. :)

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  48. OMG!! We must be kindred spirits, because the cord thing really drives me crazy, as does seeing outlets! My husband thinks I am crazy, but now I can tell him there is someone else out there like me! I'd never thought of using the sticky cord cover on furniture! I usually just tape them up.
    LL in KS

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  49. I had no idea such a thing even existed. Thanks for the tip!

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  50. Hate cords too. I have so many in my office .... I have an open desk/table and there are computer, phone, lamp, etc cable. Horrible. I'm thinking of putting a skirt on the table to hide them. For all others ... I'm on my way to get cord covers ... thanks for the tip.

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  51. Fantabulous job with the hiding. I have done some pretty crazy stuff myself to hide cords! I am out tonight to look for some of those doo-dads! One house we built..I had plung-in put in the overhangs for my christmas lights...I can't stand all those yucky cords hanging down! I luuurve your blog too I just happened upon it this weekend! Yay!

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  52. Holla!!!!! I am going to get on this right away:)

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  53. It is so funny how a person can be OCD about somethings but then other things don't effect them. I would say you were OCD about CORDS! lol....me, I can leave my closet door open all the time, but I can NOT stand for a kitchen cabinet door to stand open. Drives me nuts.
    Thanks for the cord idea. I had no clue they made those things....off to the store, later!
    Pam

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  54. That is such a great idea. I have been tacking my cords to the baseboard and painting them the same color. Not great, but your idea is. Thanks for sharing.

    Willow

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  55. Wow--I have never seen cord covers, but not I must have them! Brilliant! And it would have been especially helpful when my kids were all under 3. Seems like all cords and outlets are right at kid eye-level and this would hide them well.

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  56. Wow! I never knew cord covers existed before this post! Your pics with no cords look great. I'm thinking I need to go to HD and buy some cord covers for my place. Thanks for showing me how great no cords look.

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  57. i'm wondering if it's inappropriate to tell you how much i love you even more now. first molding. now cord covers. now imma have to go scout some out and get to covering. cords make me INSANE!

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  58. Great tip with the cord cover. My question to you, are they easily removable? Like if you want to rearrange your furniture and need to take off the covers? Also, if you want to move something to clean behind or under it, do the cords slip out and back in easily without stressing one out?
    This is something I might want to try, but would need to know how they 'move'. Thanks!

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  59. I buy replacement plugs for cords that are to long. I cut the cord to the length needed and attach the new plug. This works great for those little lamps on counters.

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  60. LOVE IT! I need these in the worst way @ our house! I thought of you the other day while out on a walk with my boyfriend and out dog - I spotted a great find in a pile of trash. We made our lap around the block to walk the dog and I ran back to the pile to snag a great end table that needed some TLC. I hope to post the transformation soon! (It just made me think of your sending your sister to do the dirty work for you that time) My boyfriend wasn't having it. I'm now an official "treasure seeker"

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  61. i hate cords too and i use the same ones you use to hide mine as well.

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  62. Oooh, these are just genious! I love how you can't see any cords in your photos. I am just like you when it comes to cords - they drive me absolutely batty! I will definetely have to look around for these cord covers now. Thank you for posting about them!

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  63. Awesome! Need to get me some of those cord covers, didn't even know they existed!

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  64. I have been wondering how you hide them so well! Looks like I'll have to go get some of those covers now.

    One thing that totally drives me nutts is the blinds that hang down to cover sliding glass doors. Gahhhh

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  65. I am impressed with your talent at hiding those cords....It seriously looks like magic. :) I wonder if Lowe's would carry these-I had no idea they existed, but they would SO help my Christmas decor. I love to put a candle in each window on the front of our house---that's a lot of windows. And a lot of ugly cords.

    Thanks for sharing your tip, miss Sarah! :)

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  66. Wow, this is totally OCD. But I guess I am the same way about curtains. When they are pushed too far away from the window or closed in a 'bunchy' way I have to fix/fluff them every time.

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  67. You know, there is medication for this sort of thing....just kidding! I agree that nothing ruins a room like a bunch of "spaghetti" cords - I will steal some of your ideas for the upcoming Christmas cordfest at our house. Thanks for the great ideas!

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  68. I am so thankful for your post. I thought I was the only one that this drove nuts. The difference between you and I is you did something with it! I never noticed until I took a picture of a fire going in my fireplace and to the right was the shelves that my stereo/tv equipment is on. Low and Behold there stood out the UGLY wires! I was embarrassed and shamed! I am married to an electrical contractor for Pete's sake! Shoemakers kids.....so thanks to you when this storm is over, I am going to the home improvement store and buy those. Thank you thank you, I was ready to use duck tape!

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  69. hi -

    so glad i stumbled upon you today - i love your blog.
    i will be back!

    Marsha

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  70. The thing that drives me the most crazy is my husband wants to keep EVERYTHING. Throw nothing out. Old computer keyboards, monitors and yes, cords that aren't even being used for anything.

    Help!

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  71. You are just awesome! I never knew about these cord cover thingies!

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  72. Hair. My hair, cat hair, dog hair...any kind of hair, but mostly cat hair. On my pants, on my shirt, on the furniture, on the curtains. Their black marks with tufts of hair left on the corners of the walls. Their hair on the counter, in the sink, tufts next to the toilet (eww!), hair on MY BED! Hair on MY PILLOW!!!!(OH NO, YOU DIDN'T!)

    And if I find hair in my food...even my own hair...I'm grossed out enough that I can't finish eating. AT ALL.

    We no longer have cats {insert happy sigh here} and the dog was given away a long time ago. We gave the cats to my mother-in-law (she loves 'em) and I don't even notice the hair at her house! Go figure! But she's got five cats...I'm sure it's there somewhere!

    I know you have cats...I'm always impressed with how hair-free your house looks!

    (Don't get me started about cat hairballs....makes me literally want to vomit!)

    Ok. I think I'm done. Thanks for letting me vent. I've enjoyed our little session. I'll be back at the same time next week. I sure hope this therapy is covered on my insurance! :))))

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  73. As usual...genius! Guess what I'm off to buy tonight!

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  74. I'm glad I'm not the only one who's neurotic about cords showing! When we built our last house and this house also, I had my plug-ins put lower to the floor than standard and also tried to strategically place where I wanted things plugged in so cords wouldn't show...everyone teases me! :)

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  75. Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on your feelings about such things) in our house there are some major gaps between the baseboards and the floor in most places. Not so's you'd notice just looking around the room, because of the carpet, but it's a pretty significant gap. I spent a decent part of yesterday crawling around the house tucking those unsightly cords up under my baseboards. Much better. :)

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  76. So awesome!! I hate those things too so I rarely get lamps. Now I can!!

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  77. Sarah,
    I am having a moment here-brilliant glowing light, angelic choirs and harp music. You are a gen-i-ous! I have an old house with very few outlets. In order to cozy a big, overstuffed chair up next to my fireplace I had to run an extension cord from the outlet in the middle of my mantle, down the wall and over to the floor lamp that makes said fluffy, yummy chair perfect for curling up and reading "Thrifty Decor Chick" at the end of one's day. For years that cord has mocked me with it's smug superiority-knowing full well that I had no recourse but to put up with it snaking down the side of my fireplace, flaunting it's ugliness in the face of my design attempts. I cannot wait to run to the store to pick up this cord keeper stuff and come home to install it, along with a few choice words of triumph to that darn cord. Thank you, Sarah!!

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  78. LOVE THIS! They make me nuts too but I just didn't have a clue. I'm going to get covers after work today! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  79. Wow, that is amazing! Any ideas for a computer desk where there are like 10 cords? Mine looks like a huge tangle coming out of a surge protector...hate it!

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  80. I hate cords too, and I had no idea these cord covers even existed. Thank you so much for sharing your "thang". I am off to buy cord covers. :-)

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  81. so funny! great idea, I hate seeing a ton of cords too! ruins the whole look! this is good to know about, thanks!

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  82. We all have our "thing." My mom's Thing was hanging christmas Lights and the cord running from the outlet to where she actually wanted lights. She hated the fact that the lights would be glistening in a random wierd line from the outlet. She would cover the lights up with Aluminum Foil so that you couldn't see them at night, but you still had that wierd line during the day with shiny aluminum foil. How would you fix this problem with Christmas Lights? Thanks for the insight!

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  83. I didn't know about those cord covers either, will have to look into it. What drives me crazy is pictures on a wall not straight (I have used silly tack many times) and when people hag pictures way too high on the wall. Eye level for a lady PUHLEESE!

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  84. Just so you know, you are not the only one with a problem with cords.

    I used to be a Dept Store Visual Merchandise Mgr....where we had to drill holes in the corner of every cosmetic bay so that the pretty lamps on each corner did not show any electrical cords. (Many other crazy stories than that one in addition.)

    Love your blog!

    I know we would be good friends if we met IRL.
    ~Dawn @alteredartists

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  85. I totally feel you on the cord-hiding. I have used the hooks to hold them up but never those long cord covers. So good to know!

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  86. You do a fabulous job of hiding the chords and I love that about you!I just started blogging. Come on over to Normaleegood.com and see what it's about. I blog about Multiple Sclerosis, Motherhood and More. The "more" part will let me display my love of all things pretty and chandeliers!

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  87. THANK you for this post. Now I just have to send it to my hubby to read. The underside of our computer desk would give you heart palpitations (the bad kind!).

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  88. You may not be as off the wall as you think... heck, I collect vintage vacuums. I may not be alone but it is unusual and I know it. :) I do love you cord cover up ideas, one of my favorite ideas is to match the plug and switch plates with the wall color or covering. I hate seeing those things and the cords coming out of them too.... mean, aren't I. lol

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  89. I am there with you on the cords!!! That is one of the things that will just get me!!! I'm going to have to find those cord covers this weekend!!!!

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  90. Oh! I'm so with you!!! I can't stand to see a cord. But, because I'm not quite as spiffy as you with your deluxe covers I will share with you that rubber bands, duct tape, and velcro can also work wonders! :)

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  91. Love, love, love this post! And here I thought that I was the only one that was OCD about cords, but judging from your comment section, I AM NOT ALONE!
    Cord Haters UNITE! :)

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  92. I so need to do this with all my cord...thanks for the inspiration! I've awarded you with the One Lovely Blog Award...visit my blog to see the rules, www.smashedpeasandcarrots.blogspot.com
    -Mags

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  93. Dusty... Corners...

    Oh, they make me shiver in the worst way. I HATE dusty... corners...

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  94. I HATE, HATE, HATE crooked pictures/wall hangings, anything hung on walls. I'm always fixing them in other people's houses, and DR. offices, etc. It's my o.c.d.

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  95. What a great post!! And thanks for sharing...definitely going to have to try these little puppies out :)

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  96. wow what a great thing to have and doo!
    Im having a giveaway if you would like to take a look at littlemissheirlooms.blogspot.com :)
    xoxo
    Priscila

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  97. when i first read your post, i thought, cords as in pants? i like cord pants. haha good job on hiding all the electrical cords ;)

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  98. All those pictures were great. Such a great idea to hide all those cords like that.

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  99. I love this idea and have never even thought of it before! Where exactly did you get these? I have casually looked at home improvement stores, but I was just wondering if you could let me/us know exactly where you got yours. Thanks and I love your blog!

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  100. WOW! What a great way of hiding cords! They bother me too (not as much as they bother you..lol), but I just gave up trying to hide everyone...I am heading to the hardware store RIGHT NOW to get me some of those cord covers!!! Thanks for the great idea!!

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  101. TDC - You keep me entertained and inspired, so I thought you deserved an award. Gave you one over at my blog and hope my followers come your way! You ROCK!!

    Keep it Crafty!

    *Tiffany

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  102. I'm going to buy some of these this weekend - goodbye ugly cords!

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  103. Okay, don't laugh, but I totally hate/love/hate labels!!! I habitually pick things up to look for labels attached underneath, price tags, anything. I can't stand them, but I love to peel them off too! Tupperware, candles, dishes, anything, old or new. My friends even buy stuff and leave the tags on for me to find and peel...it's weird, I know!!

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  104. thank heavens...I am not the only one who has cord issues....only I have had to be far more creative....until now....I had not seen cord covers before....where are my keys...I'm going to the hardware store to get me some!

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  105. Just so you know, I'm totally blaming you when my husband comes home from his business trip and finds that I've used a drill, a dremel and a jig saw to cut a square in the back of his nightstand drawer, so that we can hide our cell phone cords. :)

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  106. Cords drive me crazy, too! Thanks for showing how you hide them.

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  107. Hope I've found the right spot to enter your contest!

    I would put the upcoming anniversary date for my younger daughter and her husabnd, about to be 10 years in November! They are great young people who are a blessing to me and everyone they know!

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  108. I loved this - maybe because I have way too many cords in my home showing. You would have a time in my house! But what about the tables that aren't against the walls? I have a super small home with just 1 living area. I have pulled my sofa away from the wall and have my 1 end table that has a lamp that belongs on it. I can't put it there right now because of the cords (little ones tripping on it). I need to know what to do about those cords...

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  109. Thanks for the tip! I hate those cords too. I have bought those silk scrunchie cords covers from Kirklands to try to make the one in the FR less noticeable as the furniture arrangement floats in that room with a floor outlet. The end table is sitting on top of the outlet. I will look at Lowe's for those you used.....great idea!
    Bonnie

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  110. I am having such an issue with cords at my desk ... like a gadzillion! I'm totally going to get some of these. I have been dying to hide them so between the cord covers and a faux fabric skirt I'll be set! Woohoo!!!

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  111. OH cords drive me insane! I have a two tall lamps that sit next to a chair and one next to a couch. All on hardwoods. Any suggestions on how to hide those cords?

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  112. Hello,

    Great advice as I too hate to see those @#$Q!@#@ chords lying about my floor. One question do those white thingees come in wood color so that they would blend with hardwood floors? Once again, thanks for everything.
    G

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  113. I was walking past my living room when I spotted a hanging chord. I immediately thought of you! So I cam back here for reference to hide that little sucka!

    Thanks for this post! :)

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  114. I just found your site and I LOVE it!! I like you am constantly looking for cheap ways to spruce up a room. I drive my husband crazy! When I read your blog about the cords I just could not believe that there was someone out there that hated cords as much as I do!!!! I have used good old tape but will definitely go looking for those handy cord covers!!

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