DIY – How To Hide Your Electric Cords and Wires Quickly

Here’s a fast, easy and inexpensive DIY tip for hiding unsightly electric cords and wires.

Messy wires - Before

1. Measure the area you would like concealed, in front of the wires.

2. Go to Michael’s or any art supply or office goods store and get a sheet of foam core board that is closest to your measurements (a 32 inch x 40 inch sheet costs approximately $5). Most stores can cut the board to the exact dimensions you need.

3. If your wall is not white, prime and paint the foam board the same color as the wall.

Wires hidden - After

4. Simply place the foam core board in front of the wires – not touching them – where it will block them from sight. Whenever you need access to the cords, just move the board.

5. Enjoy the view.

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Jennifer June 30, 2011 at 2:18 pm

Thanks, that is a good and easy idea!


Lauri June 30, 2011 at 9:21 pm

Thanks, Jennifer.
Love, that it’s so inexpensive, too.


Kelly June 30, 2011 at 3:42 pm

What a great idea Lauri! Thanks for sharing!


Lauri June 30, 2011 at 9:25 pm

You’re welcome, Kelly.
Wish it had occurred to me sooner! Lots of clients could have benefited from it.


Wrenda Goodwyn July 3, 2011 at 7:44 pm

Brilliant! Thanks, Can't wait to do this!


Lauri July 6, 2011 at 2:33 pm

Wrenda, Thanks!
Isn’t it wonderful that there are simple, inexpensive solutions to common decor issues – even if it takes years to figure them out?


Mary Jo Hines July 7, 2011 at 10:29 pm

Paint the foam core board to match your wall color for an even neater look!


Use What You Have Interiors July 8, 2011 at 1:47 am

You're right, Mary Jo. And that's what I stated for #3.


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