“I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.” ― Helen Keller

Friday, December 7, 2012

Talented Woman Creates Shelf...

I just like the way that sounds.  I am not DIY program material but I'm getting better every day.  I know you are tired of me tooting my own horn but, by golly, I've done good.   Here is where we were before I started today.  Way too many wires and way too much junk.
My dear friend Linda mentioned using an old water hose to contain the tangle of too many wires.  I cut a small length and slit it end to end.  Much easier than trying to run the wires through the hose.  After covering the wires the water hose just popped back into place.
I painted the water hose the same color as the wall and did some touch up work where I had drilled too many holes trying to hang all these things.  Hint:  When attaching electronics to wall, place a piece of paper on the back of equipment and mark the screw or nail holes.  Hold paper to wall, screw or nail the marks on the paper, remove paper, hang thingy.  So easy!!!
Yep, that's a shelf.  This is the broken side rail to Andrew's black bed.  Hubby helped me drill holes into the heavy metal and attached my painted shelf brackets.  I have a plan here and I swear they are getting better. Remember that thing I built to hold pens, glasses etc.  I called it a prototype I believe.  Well, it's going back to the drawing board.  I still have too many wires!!!
Ta daaaa!  My sneaky way to hide the wires.  If you squint you can't see the hose and the other wires are covered by the material...and the mess is gone. Well, not gone but it is much neater.
I'm not finished.
 This is the entry into the plum room that I finished a little while ago.  Remember, it looks pink.
One side in this room
The futon/bunk finished with some Christmas decorations.
The final look.  Damn, I'm glad it's done.
Andrew loves it and I'm sure Jake will, too.
Next week maybe I will bore you with what I'm doing to my craft room!

16 comments:

Lynne said...

I think it is time for "Talented Woman" to sit back and put her feet up and relax for a few days. Clever idea to hide the wires . . .

Buttons said...

Oh I love that hose hint very cool. I am so impressed with all you have done. Great work.
Go ahead and Toot that horn:) B

SaucyKod said...

me thinks me dear, that you must add inventor to your resume. I just LOVE what you have done and the final product BRILLIANT, Eh.
I so enjoy reading about the struggles , frustrations, and conquests of your projects :)

the canned quilter said...

Oh my! You are going to work yourself into the ground and haven't even been retired a year..It all looks great though : )

Sandra said...

inventive, thy name is Gail! LOL.. great idea on the hose and the curtain hiding the wires. yikesola on the next room. is that your kitchen?

gld said...

You want to see wires? You should see hidden behind my desk and computer tower. I have a phone, two computers, a printer plugged into a surge protector. Talk about a maze?
I am impressed with your re-decorating...I can't seem to get motivated.

Maybe after Christmas......or maybe not.

Sandy said...

Gail,

You've out did yourself my dear, the room is amazing!!!
The idea with using an old hose is a great idea. So many people buy the flexible hose from an electronics store and spend a fortune. Little do they know they already have the stuff they need from they yard or garage.

ellen abbott said...

you are one busy little bee.

TexWisGirl said...

you're on a roll!

Country Gal said...

I think you did a fantastic job . Not boring at all my friend I am enjoying seeing your DIY . Have a good day !

Rudee said...

I don't know...If you ask me, you look really talented in the DIY department. It's all nicely done and I'm impressed by what you've accomplished.

Brian Miller said...

ha. i think your room looks cool...nice trick on hiding the wires....T made us clean out the storage closet last week....ack!

Michaele said...

There is no stopping you once you get started. I know how good it must feel to stand back an look at it when it is done.

Irene said...

I do apprecite all the talent and effort you put into it and all the brilliant ideas you came up with. xox

Josie Two Shoes said...

I love the downhome country feel of your rooms! Oh my Lord, is that the kitchen underwraps in that last photo? You clearly have your work cut out for you... have fun! :-)

Sue said...

Soon they will be calling you crafting queen!

;)

PS. Looks great, seriously.