Not. Done. Yet.
But, it’s getting there, and I am loving how it’s looking so far.
For this closet office project, I must admit I am pretty much making things up as I go.
However, I did have one stipulation: no cords!
I am so tired of cords everywhere!
I think the problem always lies with powerstrips. You put them on the floor, fill them up, and hope no one ever looks down. Then your feet get tangled, you accidentally hit the glowing red button with your toe (been there done that), and power strips never have enough outlets.
I am trying something new and it’s called PLUGMOLD!
Lowe’s hooked me up with this off-white Plugmold, and it was super easy to install.
I first picked out a silvery chrome plugmold. It was not so easy to install. I could just never muster up enough strength to snap it into the brackets it came with. I could have asked Mr. Wright to do it, but that defeats the purpose of me telling you that you can do it yourself.
Go with the off-white. You can do it yourself.
The off-white plug mold sells for about $40. Don’t be tempted to go with a powerstrip to save money! You can easily install a Plugmold on a desk that’s not in a closet too. Just put it on the backside of your desk where it faces the wall. Done and done.
I also picked up some plastic casing at Re-Store for $2. Perfect for hiding the cord that will show a little bit on the side.
Allright, we are finally ready for the table top!
This table is the top that came with the industrial legs I used with my kids art table. We cut the sides and back of the table down to fit the size of the closet.
By we I mean Mr. Wright.
I held the table level and closed my eyes because drills are loud and scary and blow wood shavings in my hair.
Which coincidentally I don’t mind because wood shavings smell divine.
File cabinet goes in next. We downsized from a four drawer to a two drawer. I found this one for $10 at a local thrift store.
I might paint it one day, I might not.
Stools are next. These were $1 a piece at a surplus sale. They were in bad shape so I refinished the top, and gave the metal legs a new coat of silver spray paint.
Just as a side note, both the filing cabinet and stools have felt pads on the bottom so I can move them around without scratching the concrete floor.
Now that I have the power Plugmold in, I need a way to access it.
Mr. Wright used this handy dandy tool to cut two large holes.
I have no idea what this attachment is called. All I know is that he bought it months ago when he wanted to create a wood smoker just for hot dogs.
He tinkered around in his shop for an entire day, and kept coming into the kitchen for tuna cans.
Truth be told, he made some good hot dogs. The hot dog smoker kinda fell apart in the end.
Boys! So silly sometimes with their projects.
(Yes, I get the irony in that statement.)
Anywho, here’s how it looks from below. Cords are wrapped together and hiding underneath.
We have three external terabyte drives connected to our computer. (Photographer, remember?) I didn’t want them on top of the desk, so they are tucked underneath a chair with the printer.
The printer that I hate.
The printer that hates my Mac.
Don’t even get me started.
I would love to keep this area underneath free of the printer and hardrives, but better under than over I say.
Here’s how the computer looks up top.
Yeah for clutter free!
Notice we have a wireless keyboard and mouse. Yet another requirement on my part.
It’s an anti-cord movement!
Quick someone wirelessly send me ice cream!
I don’t know where that came from.
I think I need some ice cream.
So there you have it folks. Cord free with a Plugmold from Lowe’s. I wonder if I could get away with one in my master bathroom. I do have an excessive amount of flat irons…
The final closet office reveal coming soon!