21 Ways to Hide and Organize Things in your House #1


Take those eyesores from ugh to ugh-MAZING with these 21 Ingeniously Easy Ways To Hide The Ugly Stuff In Your Home by Peggy Wang. 1. Build a window cornice to hide ugly drapery rods and add a touch of polish to your windows. Instruction: – Design the cornice to fit your home choose the wood type, molding style and finishing you want to use. – Select materials and collect key tools. If you plan to paint your cornices, poplar and aspen are good choices for the box materials.. – Assemble the basic box. Every cornice begins the same way, with cutting and assembling the three-sided, lidded box. Then you add the trim of your choice and finish the cornice. – Apply the trim. When mitering the trim for the box, always start by first cutting and mounting an end trim piece, then the long front trim and finally the other end. – Smooth and finish the cornice. Fill nail holes and prime before painting. Finish highly detailed natural and stained wood with spray lacquer, shellac, or polyurethane. – Mount the cornice over the window. No 2. Conceal your router in fancy storage boxes. Just use a fancy storage box or other container, make cable holes at the back and put the devices inside. 3. Or hollow out an old book. Take the book inside, then use the book cover to cover your router inside. No 4. Hide unsightly pipes in the basement behind mini-blinds. You don’t want to be staring at those while folding your laundry. This will make the whole basement feel revamp. No 5. Cover up an AC unit with a chalkboard cover. You’ll have to build a wooden frame, but if you have any carpentry skills whatsoever, it’s oh so worth it. Directions:
Step 1: • My A/C unit has a frame molding around it – this frame will be how the box/cover will be attached to the wall. • I measured the top and bottom and added 3/4″ x 2=1 1/2″ to the measurement. Step 2: • Drill 3 holes on the ends of the TOP and BOTTOM pieces with a countersink. • Layout TOP, sides, & BOTTOM piece, and fasten with some wood screws and a screwdriver. Step 3: • Cut Plywood to fit TOP of the assembled frame. • Mark each corner and sides with a pencil. • Pre-drill with a countersink bit. • Fasten top with wood screws using a screwdriver. Step 4: • First cover the A/C unit with a thick trash bag and secure with duct tape. Attached the cover to the frame to make sure it all fits. Step 5: • Take the cover off and place Insulation inside the cover, this will protect from an unwanted draft during the winter months. • Paint the cover with chalkboard paint. Let dry according to manufacturer’s instruction. • Use a drill with the countersink bit, drill two holes on each “SIDE” closest to the wall. • Place the cover onto the frame and fasten with a screw using a screwdriver. Step 6: • The TOP of the cover makes for a great shelf! No 6. Similarly, hide a thermostat or home alarm with a canvas on hinges. All it takes is a flip to access it. – Just find some canvas art that you like, for perspective, this canvas artwork is 24×32 inches. – Then attach the hinges, we felt that three 1-1/2 inch hinges make the “cover” sturdy enough to be opened frequently without compromising the artwork or drywall. – Screw the hinges into the artwork first. – Then figure out where you want it on the wall, do your calculations, mark the spots where the screws should go, and screw it into the wall. No 7. Wallpaper the fridge. They make removable wallpaper just for this purpose. Or paint it all up 8. Or give it a coat of chalkboard paint. A great place to add decorative doodles, grocery lists, and to-do lists. No 9. Cover up those cheap-looking wire shelves in a pantry or closet. They did this for only $28. PROJECT NEEDS: – 3 1/2″ wide molding (to cover over wire shelf cups – our only expense) – Pre-Cut to specifications at Lowes (or HD) Instruction: – Cleaned out the space and cut the molding with the measure specification. – Then remove wire shelves clean them, as well as give the space a refreshing coat of paint. – Paint shelf pieces separately outside before putting together. Let dry well in the sun. – When adding molding, run a bead of glue – than use finishing nails to hold together. – Camouflage nails (or hammer marks) with wood filler, let dry and lightly sand. – After shelves installed, give shelves a quick refresher coat to cover marks & clean up. – By simply utilizing the existing wires shelves as the new shelf bracket – fit new shelf shroud over the top of the wire shelves. More ideas.. No 10. Use clear Muji bottle dispensers as an elegant way to store your not-so-pretty beauty products. Your Cetaphil and dandruff shampoo don’t need to be broadcast to the world. Empty the product into one of these lovely Muji pump bottles. 11. Use doormats and spray paint to make a decorative vent or electrical box cover. Instruction: Take a decorative outdoor rubber mat, try to find one that allows plenty of airflow, meaning that the door mat has a large amount of space in between the rubber sections. Cleaned if off a little with some Armour All tire cleaner. Then.. Just spray-painted the outdoor rubber mat with a metallic copper color. Then put in two screws and hung up the door mat. So easy! No 12. Use an inexpensive printed canvas from IKEA to hide your flatscreen TV. A TV doesn’t have to be the centerpiece of your living room. Here is how they did this: – They got printed canvas from IKEA which is very lightweight. – Then they took a trip to Home Depot and bought two L-brackets, and screwed them in to the canvas frame. – They add rubber to the underside of the bracket so it wouldn’t damage the TV at all. – They just hook it right over the TV! When you do it.. Ask a friend to help you hold it. No 13. Hide your cords in trim. This will make your television blend in seamlessly with your mantel and fireplace. This is how they accomplished it: Step 1: Draw a plan out on paper. Mount the television. Center it, of course. The important point is to screw the mounting bracket into studs behind the wall. Unmount the television. Then draw all over your wall lightly with pencil or chalk. Mark the center, mark left and right edges of the trim-work-to-be. Mark where your cords exit the television on each sides. Step 2: Create Vertical Channels. Make sure the vertical channels are WIDE enough to hold the cords you have, but NARROW enough, that a piece of lattice can cover the gap and overlap the channel enough to be nailed into place. Step 3: Create Horizontal Channels. You just need exterior lines to be perfect, because the mess of the interior will be covered. Step 4: Add Additional Channels for Balance & Interest. Nail the channel pieces and non-functioning cover pieces down to the wall, but only taped the cover pieces that would be hiding cords under. Step 5: Re-mount the TV and attach the cords. Make sure to pull extra lengths of the cords through the channels. Step 6: Take down TV and Paint it All Up! Use some spackle on the noticeable gaps between trim pieces. It is white and paintable. Done. No 14. Update a dresser to create a drawer for your printer. Your giant gray printer relic doesn’t exactly fit into your classic modern decor. Let’s get the instructions for this clever DIY: – The IKEA drawer fronts are attached with wooden dowels and two metal screws. Removed all the pieces allowing the front panel piece to be free-standing. – Next, the particle board bottom is grooved into the front panel piece so in order for it to be able to fold down and back up the bottom board couldn’t go into that groove anymore, so just used an x-acto knife and cut it off. – Use three 2 and a half inches utility hinges and a right hand and left hand support hinge. – Attach these all together and secure the hinge into place. – Final step is drilling a small hole in the back of the drawer (through the bottom) to feed the power cable through to the printer. No 15. Turn wires into wall art with these wire blooms clips. If you can’t hide it, put a bird on it. Or build an equally cute mini-fence. 16. Stash your laundry hampers in extra deep drawers. No one wants to see your messy, overflowing piles of dirty clothes. This how they did this: They build drawer fronts to put on the face of the drawer to match the doors. Then add lighting into the closet that automatically turns on and off when the door opens. 17. Transform a plain door with paint and masking tape. This easy DIY adds depth and class to any boring entryway. 18. For a window AC unit, hang café-style curtains on a tension rod. 19. This crown molding shelf hides your paper towels. And you can put pretty things on top like candles and fancy perfume bottles. 20. Put a styrofoam cooler inside of an IKEA wicker chest. Just because you’re having a party doesn’t mean you have to compromise your rustic decor. And last, No 21. Use a stenciled pegboard to cover up an ugly wall. In this situation, there were pipes on the wall so wallpaper or tiles weren’t an option. The pegboard also maximized storage because it make you able to hang shelves easily. Instruction: – Buy a large stencil that has better quality from the craft store. – Use paint to do the stencil on this pegboard. – Carefully measured every single thing you had to go around – The sink faucet, the window, the shut off valve behind the washer, and the drain spout over the sink. Make sketches when necessary. -Take small blocks and use concrete screws to screw in around the perimeter of where the pegboard should go. Put a longer, narrower block of wood right under the window sill. – Then, screw the pegboard to the small blocks of wood {with regular sheet rock screws} that are drilled into the cinder block wall. That’s it, See you again next with another 21 ways to hide ugly stuffs in your house.. Like this video before you go, or better yet, share it with your friends. Comment it if you have something to say and press subscribe button if you want find our upcoming videos in your email. Thanks for watching

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10. Any clear bottles would do, not just from Muji. Muji's just expensive. Bottles from dollar stores or even Daiso has some clear plastic bottles (some has transparent colors too!). You can even get foam making bottles.
Photostat some letters like Shampoo or Soap (with fancy fonts) onto clear cards, slip the cards into the bottles (or use decoupage glue and stick it on), fill the bottles and now you have personalized bottles.

I really liked the last one. Hiding ugly walls with peg board. But my concern is all the dirt/dust that will collect behind the peg board (between peg board and ugly wall).

What about something like a bicycle that must live inside? Id prefer not to see it at all, rather than using a storage method that uses the bicycle its self as a design feature.

clearly they didn't think about #6 lol. why would u cover the thermostat. it's not even an eyesore
guess once they get high bills they will take that canvas down lol

Those electronic ideas are terrible for the device. When you cover the router for example it can build up heat! This should never be done. electronic device + heat + paper box is a great example of how a fire could start. Someone who posts these videos should really think about what they are advising people.

Love the face lift for the wire shelving in the closet, but the description is not listed correctly. Do you have the link for that?

no, no, no, on almost every one of these..the very 1st one is not easy, ALOT of people just don't have a saw, a wood filer and two different drills just hanging around..PLEASE everyone don't paint your fridge..eyesore!!!! and why would you want to hide your TV?? and with a painting?? again alot work, you going to unplug and re plug the cords?? altho the hiding the coolers in the chest isn't a bad idea for indoor christmas parties..

These ideas are Nonsense and ugly over ugly. Better off gutting the place. Putting up an ugly Venetian blind behind a washing machine…who does that? Ugly ideas.

#2 hiding your router is a bad idea as it needs to be air cooled , in a box it may malfunction from heat or even burst into flame … not a good idea

Many of these ideas just add more clutter, collect dust, and some things aren't meant to be covered or enclosed – like a router or thermostat. Build a shelf to cover an ugly one? Why not just build or buy nice shelves to begin with? After you have to clean wire shelves one time, you'll toss them and get good ones anyway. Never forget what your time is worth.

Please please please do NOT put your router into a closed box! It's gonna over-heat. Unless you add in a way for air to circulate, you're going to break your stuff (the same goes for any electronics, they generate heat so let them breathe! ) πŸ”₯

Have you ever heard of heat dissipation and airflow? Hiding thermostats is 1 of the worse ideas you can think of, because it won't register the temperature in your room and therefor not manage your heating/cooling right. Routers need an airflow, to dissipate the heat. The way you put them in a box will overheat them and destroy them. Ever tried screwing a screw in particle board? wel, it can, but with a moving front attache onto it, it will hold for a couple of days and then there's only a hole left. Bad idea

These videos where they say the number before everything -Plus all the steps annoy me – maybe make the 'how-to' steps separate videos? I'm not sure, maybe it's just me being easily annoyed, but although I love some of the ideas it's excruciating to watch!

normally these types of videos provide endless junk suggestions but this video was very good to the point i shared it with family please keep it up

Most of these are so dumb πŸ˜‚ "Oh you should cover up your AC window unit" and the router cover? Nice heat build up

This is a great video but I really wish you would have given credit to the places where you got some of these ideas instead generically of saying "this is how THEY did it". They are great ideas and if the idea did not come from you, the creators deserve credit.

idk if it's the speed at which you're taking or what, but I don't find your instructions easy to follow, and I'm pretty handy with tools.

i can so imagine when dr. sheldon cooper accidentally seeing your house.. he would definitely gonna mad and kept saying, "no no no no.. what were you thinking? oh dear, this is a disaster" hahahahaha

Buy more plastic bottles just so I can get rid of the plastic bottles that hold my soap and shampoo? Hmmm…

Some of these I thought were a little unnecessary and some looked better before to me. Like the wire shelfs and curtain rods. Before they both looked more airy.

But I understand the need for them for other people. And like half of these things I said "cool" out loud to. I'm definitely doing the fridge wallpaper!! Did not know that existed.

what is so 'simple' about building anything with a circular saw, measurements, waiting TWO DAYS to finish one useless project, and buying all of the hardware to do so??!!
HORRIBLE video! COMPLETELY UNSAFE FIRE-HAZARDS WITH COVERING HEAT PRODUCING ELECTRONICS…ETC..

most people want a higher end look with cheap materials, NOT cheap, juvenile look displaying grocery list if cheap shit used to create!

I was wanting to do the box for the surge protector I think it would over heat if left plugged up. I like the one for the printer.

⚠️ Danger Alert: Why on earth would you do these things? Much of it is highly dangerous. Covering electrical appliances is a real fire πŸ”₯ risk!
They are made in a way that allows them to cool and breathe. Spending money to make things to look pleasing to you is a waste of time if it all goes up in flames!

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These types of videos make things look unrealistically easy, and whilst I like watching them I don't like how stupid it makes me feel when I actually try some suggestion where half the information I needed was casually left out. Like cutting wood to frame my curtains, this vid is almost condescending is telling me how easy this is to do. However the reality is something different altogether.

All those cords from tv n cable tv, dvd cable, speaker cable i want to hide, living in an apartment is difficult.. Tight space..

You can just spraypaint a fridge. I did it years ago. Black spraypaints only a dollar…the paint they used is more expensive and I think spraypaint is better for a fridge.

Like some of these ideas, but I'm no carpenter, no artist, have nothing from ikea(not even a nearby store) and really don't understand why hide these things. I did, however, cover my thermostat due to its light being too bright, with just a thin, partially translucent cloth and wondered why for days I was FREEZING when it said it was 75degrees. It was then I realized it couldn't read the room temp, so I highly suggest not covering some electronics. They overheat of read wrong. Thank you for sharing. Might try one or two of the easy ones.

1:20 the router can build up heat therefore it breaks faster.

1:55 the AC unit is now useless.

6:33 that thing is perfectly fine. After sorting things out she didn't need new container. (I have the feeling by some other, before and after pictures for space saving Tips that they simply removed 50% of the stuff and the tips don't really helps a lot)

Already covered my thermostat with a beautiful canvas picture my son made me years ago & fits over it without using anything to hold it up or on!

I like my flatscreen Telly. I think it is beautiful. It's 32" of happy entertainment. Decorators always want TV's hidden or hung over fireplaces. That's too high for your neck. Call the chiropractor! Window A/C units, not so lovely unless you live in Florida. Good ideas all round tho. Note: I'm 82 and I LOVE my Samsung smartphone. Keep on truckin' Boomers & "Mills".

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