Monday, June 20, 2011

Redneck Repair

You know that website, There, I Fixed It? I love seeing the creative, although sometimes unsafe, solutions people come up with for problems they have. Well I totally had a moment this weekend where I did exactly that. We got a new desk and I was moving all our components into it and one thing that bothered me about the last one were the wires. I strongly dislike seeing the wires behind the desk and the mess they create. 

So I knew with this desk I had to find a solution.  And let me just add that I know this isn't even that bad. Luckily this desk has a built in way to hid wires, the last one didn't at all.
 This is what was left after I pushed them all over the the side.

And what exactly did I use?
hehe. A toilet paper roll. So in case anyone else has the strange desire to do the same, I started by cutting the roll down the length. Then stapling it to the back of the desk. Once I looped the wires through the tube I stapled the tube closed to hold the wires.
I used two tubes to hold the wires above the desk opening and route them behind the desk.
All better. Deep breathe.



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30 comments:

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    1. Thanks, glad you liked the idea. Hope you have a great week!

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  2. It cracks me up that there is still toilet paper flakes on the roll. Adds to the "redneck" definition. :) Great idea for those pesky cords.

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    1. Yeah, I guess I was especially lazy/redneck that day. :D Thanks for coming by, have a great week!

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    1. Thanks Lora. Thank you for your comment, have a great week.

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  4. Redneck or not - it works!

    Sam
    cooksandcreates.blogspot.com

    (new follower - found you on sugar bee crafts)

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    1. It sure does and looks so much better! Thanks for following along, I sure appreciate it!

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  5. I love this idea, it keeps them up and out of sight, plus they are so tidy. Very inventive. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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    1. Thanks Marty, so glad you liked the idea. It was just one of those moments where I was desperate and just grabbed the best thing to work. haha.

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  6. I hate seeing cords! It really takes away from the design, great idea! I am the laziest DIY'er so this is right up my alley! :) Awesome!

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    1. exactly, i just got so sick of seeing the cords, I had to do something. Sounds like we should be friends, I'm such a lazy DIY'er too. I just want to get it done. haha.

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  7. Haha. Such a good idea. I'd love if you'd like up to The DIY'ers: http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/05/the-diyers-and-some-favorites.html

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    1. Thanks Kayla. I will drop by Monday and link this up. What time do you typically open the party at?

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  8. Great idea! I have lots of cords under my desk. Luckily I know where to get lots of empty toilet paper rolls too.

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    1. Thanks Julie, glad you liked it. That's exactly why I used the TP roll, it was there and free. I had seen all these things online you could buy, but you can't beat free!

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  9. It might be red neck but it's really clever!

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    1. hehe Thanks Mel, glad you like the idea. I figured why spend money on a plastic tube at the office supply store when I can use the free TP roll right there. :D

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  10. super! I really, really don't like cords showing! I'm always taping them and trying to figure out solutions! I probably would have just duct taped them straight to the desk... I bet your way is safer though :o) Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays and for the link back :o) Can't wait to see what you bring next week. Emily @ Nap-Time Creations
    oh, and I just posted looking for some help with my blog... maybe you can offer some advice?

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    1. Thanks for hosting each week. I'll hop on over and see what help I can provide.

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  11. So clever-I love this!

    Thanks for saying g'day at the Say G'day Party.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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    1. Thanks Natasha. It was just one of those make it work moments. hehe. Thanks for coming by!

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  12. Genius! Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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    1. Thanks Kathy, so glad you liked the idea. Have a great week!

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  13. A friend of mine used to do this with TP rolls also. it keeps the cords nice and tidy! Thanks for linking. Linda

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    1. That's awesome Linda, I'd never heard of this before, just found something to make it work. Thanks for coming by! Have a great week!

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