Hide Cords in Plain Sight: Clever DIY Phone-Line Cable Art


Despite our increasingly wired world, not everything has gone wireless – and old houses will still have TV cables, phone lines and electrical cords snaking through them for decades to come. Why not forget about how to hide these completely and instead celebrate their function in a fun and unique way … maybe even plug a lamp in the process?

Made to mount on the wall anyway, this simple home decor idea from designer Maisie Maud Broadhead uses simple do-it-yourself materials – standard electrical cable and conventional hardware-store hammer tacks – but to create a recognizable pattern of a very different type. This same technique could, of course, be used with television, phone and other coils of cord as well.

Looking for an alternative way to keep cords hidden in plain view while doing double-duty and decorating your bare walls? If you feel less personally creative, this may be a great form+function idea to adopt.. Perhaps there will be more room for artworks like these as such old-school artifacts of a less-digital age become increasingly unusual remnants of times gone by.

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