Do you hate to see electric cords, cables, and other assorted wiring as much as I do? When we reorganized our tiny family room at the lake we moved the television, cable box, dvd, and karaoke machine…yep karaoke machine, to the corner of the room.
The problem with the move meant that all the cords, cables, wires… were hanging out for everyone to see. Not cool.
To solve the problem, Hubby plugged in a power strip with a surge protector to the outlet and used wiring tacks to attach it to the wall and at the top of the baseboard. We painted it to match the wall. He then mounted the power strip to the wall in the corner above this amazing reclaimed wood corner cabinet we bought at a garage sale for $15.00 and built these cool shelves to match out of our favorite wood, reclaimed cedar fencing.
The little cabinet holds a ton of messy stuff and I don’t fuss when people dig through the cabinet looking for a nerf gun or movie, or Frisbee. I have to choose my battles.
The shelves were totally free! I call them Superman shelves because they sort of are shaped like the Superman logo with the bottom point cut off.
This is the cut off corner of the shelves. A lot of work went into getting the shelves built to match the little cabinet exactly.
We used only reclaimed cedar in the build.
Just so you know, photographing with a dog around who believes she is the cutest, prettiest, specialist critter on the planet is a challenge. I wonder how she got so spoiled?
The magic of these shelves is in the space at the back for the wires to pass through and hide.
The dimensions of the shelves is 22 inches along both sides and the front with the short sections being 11 inches each. The short pieces are attached at a 45 degree angle. (Yay for being married to a talented math teacher!)
What a great way to build shelves to hold electrical equipment above a corner television.
Don’t they look great on our new corrugated tin wall?
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