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October 11, 2013

Hidden Wall Socket

Hidden Wall Socket ~ Quick and easy DIY fix for those open, ugly sockets and this adds storage as well #Storage #Organizing

Right, so here we have the little table which I gave you a glimpse of, in my post Hiding Electrical Wires recently. As you can see, it is really something to hide our wall socket and to serve as a small charging station as well.

The wires are all sorted out with the trunking we used just above the floor skirting {and you can see the painted panel we added to the open stand, hides all the wires coming from each electronic gadget.
Hidden Wall Socket ~ Quick and easy DIY fix for those open, ugly sockets and this adds storage as well #Storage #Organizing


Sorry about the bad pic, but apparently this is the only one I took or kept - see it looks way bad ! I have always thought this socket is in a strange place, but after looking at the original plans of our house {which was built in the late 80's and re-built in the early 90's} I sort of had an idea of why the socket is where it is now. {..what I do not understand is, why the previous people who had the house re-built and changed, kept it there!}
Hidden Wall Socket ~ Quick and easy DIY fix for those open, ugly sockets and this adds storage as well #Storage #Organizing


So, in my dreams, the cellphones should be placed inside and the door closed BUT my phone is the only one set on a ringing tone, whereas everyone else's is set on vibrate - don't ask, I don't know why ... {I would be able to hear my phone with the door closed}
Hidden Wall Socket ~ Quick and easy DIY fix for those open, ugly sockets and this adds storage as well #Storage #Organizing

Now, doesn't that look much cleaner and neater {oh, and by the way, the blue is part of my accent color in the dominantly grey/black lounge}
Hidden Wall Socket ~ Quick and easy DIY fix for those open, ugly sockets and this adds storage as well #Storage #Organizing


We built a simple cube 300 x 300 x 300mm - attached it to the wall with two wall brackets, on the inside and added a door using tow small piano hinges. The X shows the plugs which comes from the trunking at the back/bottom of the cube table.

I did not do much about setting up a stand or something for a proper charging station as I would - almost certainly - be the only one to place my phone {as per Y } inside the cube.

I have circled a small cut-out we made on the bottom piece - that is when we use anything else in the lounge, which is not a permanent fixture i.e. vacuum cleaner or a floor/wall fan,
my hot glue gun

Hidden Wall Socket ~ Quick and easy DIY fix for those open, ugly sockets and this adds storage as well #Storage #Organizing

So, this would be reality --- the phone/s on top of the cube/table and not inside !

But it still looks much better.

We are so close to done in the lounge, it already looks great - just me having a hard time with placing and deciding on the accent colors !

Hidden Wall Socket ~ Quick and easy DIY fix for those open, ugly sockets and this adds storage as well #Storage #Organizing
 
  
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10 comments:

  1. What a great idea! Especially for those awkwardly placed outlets in the living room. Love the bright blue you picked.

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  2. Wow! What a difference it makes. It looks superpretty even though its so simple. I love the cutout so you can have your phone easy accessible :)

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  3. It looks o much neater that's a great idea.

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  4. Now this is a timely post for me! I just told Sam I would make a charging station this winter! He didn't even know what one was. I'm showing him this one!

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  5. What a great idea! I love that it adds a pop of color AND it's functional :) Great project!

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  6. Clever and pretty! I also love that you have photo problems too. Once a project is done you cant go back and re photograph can you, I'd always rather see fuzzy pics than no pics!

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  7. This is a genius idea! I hate seeing cords and this is a lovely way of hiding them! I'm so glad you linked this great idea up to Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop!

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  8. What a fantastic fix. I love how neat it looks and the blue is a really cute colour.

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  9. Hello! Visiting from "One project at a time" linky! This is brilliant ;) Why didn't I think of this before???
    Ursula ;)

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