Standing File Box for Cord Organization, Updated

May 21, 2014 — Leave a comment

A few weeks ago I solved my massive cord problem by using a standing file box. It worked out perfectly, except that the file box was bright yellow. It didn’t quite blend in.

Untitled design (1) It only took me a few weeks but I finally carved out the 7 minutes it took me to paint the file box (note the┬ásarcasm. I’m not quite that busy, just lazy).

Actually the real reason it took me so long is because I wasn’t looking forward to taking all the cords out, painting it, letting it dry, and then putting it all back together again. Then I realized, I don’t have to do all that. Instead I just stuck a piece of cardboard under it and only painted the front and side which show.

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I’m only ever in the mood to paint at night so no good pictures, but you get the idea. I used the paint from the walls because I figured it was dark enough to blend in with the wood work, plus I already had the paint. I did two quick coats and let it dry.

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I think it looks really nice. I’m sure no one will notice it, which is exactly what you want form something that is trying to hide something else.

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Also, this Bob photobomb is the best thing that’s ever happened to me.

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I'm a single female homeowner who loves all things interior decorating. Especially if it involves thrifting.

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