I know…another bedroom post! What can I say – when I get the itch to revamp a room I jump in with both feet. Since I recently added a new lamp (with a fabric lampshade that I covered myself) to the bedroom I wondered if I still needed the small wall lamps on either side of the bed. Initially I thought I’d remove them since I had the table lamp but the more I thought about it, the more I wanted to keep the lamps for now. See, I sleep on the side closest to the door (and alarm clock) so when reading in bed at night the table lamp isn’t exactly easy for me to get to to turn on/off just before dozing to sleep. The problem was the light cords – they weren’t pretty to look at so something needed to be done.
Side note – I apparently enjoy doing projects while washing my sheets on the weekends. I hope you enjoy looking at my mattress. ;)
I bought a Wiremold 5’ white cord channel from Home Depot for $4.49. This is used to hide a single cord and the best part (besides the easy install that a child could do) is that they are paintable and stainable.
Step 2. Cut the strip to the desired length. Since only a small portion of my cord is visible (I cut each to 9”), I was able to use one 5’ cord channel for both lights. Yea! I used snips to cut the plastic channel since scissors weren’t strong enough and I didn’t feel like breaking out any saws.
Step 6. Paint to match wall color. While you’re at it, patch and paint any other holes in your wall like I did (holes from the hanging hardware from the old headboard had to be filled in and painted).
The master bedroom is done for now. I may still do something to the wall behind the bed when I’m bored and cooped up in the house this winter, but for now I’m considering it done. Here’s a reminder of the before and now: