Tuesday, May 4, 2010

I will not be beat by a plug...

This is an area in my kitchen that I call the "bar". I keep the liquor in the lower cabinet and all my stemware and crystal above. Look at the placement of the telephone and electrical outlets:
Why do builders do things like this? If I designed this house, I would have put these two outlets closer to the left wood cupboard - and one above the other. They are unsightly!
I was not going to lose this battle! I found a canvas which had a lime green cupcake in the center and I covered the center portion with a wallpaper cutout. The canvas is stapled around a wooden frame, leaving enough depth to cover the telephone plug:
A quick solution to hide those ugly plugs!
Don't you think it looks better?

14 comments:

  1. That is a clever solution! I have a phone jack that is so high on my wall and then we need to plug the phone in as well. I don't think they were thinking!

    Blessings,

    Rachel

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  2. Good for you! Patti - 1, Plug - 0! =)

    xo, Jeanine

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  3. That is a perfect solution! It not only looks pretty but it serves a valuable purpose too. I'm stealing this idea.
    Jane

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  4. I have had the same problem in my kitchen. i have put pictures over it to.. the cords drive me nuts. Just nuts i tell you... i would rather have them on the side of the bottom cover or in the wall below.. or inside the cupboard where there is a hole on top of the counter to hid the rest of the cord... i could go on... We could talk about the cable box and plug ins too...lol...

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  5. um my spelling corrected.. cupboard and hide. mishelle

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  6. Somehow Patti, I know you would not be undone girl! Clever idea! Love it. Be blessed. Cindy

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  7. Hi Patti...very clever...we need more women builders who think of the obvious!!

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  8. Now that's the perfect solution!

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  9. I had the SAME problem! Great solution! My solution was to hang a small shelf right below the plug, then my phone can sit on the shelf and up off the counter.

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  10. Great idea! And why do they do that? It seems like it's just laziness or Men who never work in a kitchen.
    Cindy

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  11. Very clever solution! I've always wondered why builders do that, too. Love your jars with the bows tied on the lids!

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  12. I'm there with you Patti on the builders not thinking part. Why do they not put outlets where they can be more tucked away. When we built our house and I got to design the electrical, we put one on a side of a cabinet where towels would hide it. Patti, I'm holding out for when everything is cordlessss! I heard they are coming out with tvs with no cords. These things still have an unsightly box though.

    Great job on the art hiding the outlets.

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  13. Like yourself, I hate plugs and cords, but love the gingham on the jars!

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