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BASKETS WITH A PURPOSE!


If there is one thing in a home I really dislike, it's the ugly light and electrical switch plates. Especially the electrical outlets on a wall! I'm a firm believer in NOT painting them the same as a wall color for safety reasons. Yet, they loom up [excuse the expression] like a moon on an outhouse door! And electrical cords are another nuisance. I try my best to hide them when all times possible.

About a year ago, when we repainted the white walls throughout the home to individual room colors, I wanted the entertainment center on the interior central wall in the living room. Which that entailed having a huge cable behind the carpet on the wall. Then, it had to be visible at the exterior wall where the cable went outdoors...so, I got a huge basket. Coiled up the extra length and stuffed it in the bottom of the basket and put flowers for the season inside. [shown below]

And I continually try to find 'odd shaped baskets' or baskets with a different 'flair' to be used for a cover-up job!

Below are a few here and there...hopefully with a flair. Most all are covering wall outlets---
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31 comments :

  1. I really love the basket with orange flower in it :)

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  2. I can't believe it !!! I do exactly the same ! I hide all hanging around cables in a nice basket and put something on ! Behind my computer too and then it's so easy to clean, just lift up the basket !

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  3. You are so creative my friend, love you.

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  4. Hi Annie
    I enjoyed looking at your basket collection! Thanks for sharing,
    Diane

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  5. Down with those ugly outlets! ;-) What a great way to use your baskets. I always struggle with what to DO with mine.

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  6. Love the basket display. And btw I love the candy and garfield on the earlier post. Too cute.
    Back to the baskets. I hate cords too.
    Thanks for sharing your ideas and thanks for coming by to see me too.
    Smiles,
    Sherry

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  7. ...wow...all baskets are beautiful....
    Kisses Barbara

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  8. Gday Anni. I also hate power cords showing and also try to hide them You have given me some ideas using baskets to cover up... Thank you my friend...Jen

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  9. Wow, Anni, what a wonderful idea. I'm having the same problem, and now I know what to do. Thanks ever so much!!

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  10. The baskets are all beautiful Anni, thank you so much for sharing them :)

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  11. Hi Anni, Great collection with a purpose! I just stopped by to let you know, you are on my mind as we watch Gustav. I am sure you have a plan. Be safe! Flooding is a dreadful thing. HUGS!!!

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  12. Anni,

    What lovely baskets. I especially like the one with the flowers that is hiding that cord and what a terrific idea. Cords and wall switches are extremely ugly and to buy decorative ones costs a fortune. Thanks so much for the idea.

    Take care, my friend and have a wonderful weekend. This is my last day with the boys before school starts on Tuesday. Not sure what we're doing.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  13. Great idea for hiding your outlets-very pretty baskets.
    When I moved in here, there were plastic covers-ugly. I switched them all out to brass which I still have. Out in the kitchen I got hand forged pewter ones-very nice

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  14. I know, I try to always hide mine also. It doesn't always work, but it is worth the try. Good job with all your baskets.

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  15. You're just incredible...And such fun! Please accept the award I'm offering you over at my blog!
    Have a lovely week end.

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  16. Hi Anni! I LOVE all of your baskets and what a great way to cover up the light and cord outlets! Have a wonderful long weekend!
    ~Kelli

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  17. Great idea! I like your choice of baskets, as well. :-)

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  18. I hate electrical outlets and cords, too. It takes away from the ambience of the room. What a clever idea you have and it works beautifully :-)

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  19. What an inventive way to hide outlets and cables! Lovely!

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  20. What a good idea! I have used baskets for almost everything too here!! Great idea...Hope your weekend is good..ARe you in the way of this new hurricane?

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  21. What a delightfully clever idea! I love the way you've 'managed' this dilemma ;--)
    Hugs and blessings,

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  22. Nice camouflage job. I hate to see electrical cords too. I always try to hide them if I can. You had some great ways to do it.

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  23. What a cute idea. I love the baskets that you have used also. Interesting shapes and sizes and they look so pretty.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog.

    Jodi

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  24. Lovely baskets, Anni, and what a neat idea for their use. I may just adopt that idea. You never cease to amaze me at your imagination and creativity.

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  25. Nice baskets and what a cool way to hide cords and such! I have a bunch in the basement that I'll have to dust off! Have a wonderful weekend.

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  26. I love that idea! Thanks for sharing it.

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  27. Those baskets are very unique, and what creative ways you use them for!

    Katherine

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  28. Good evening Anni, You are so clever with this use of baskets..I need to cover up ugly wires in my bedroom , running from a TV on the wall down to the satellite boxes..Your brain always keeps running like a train... you are too smart in many ways..Hugs, Baba

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  29. I love baskets! You have a lovely selection. I've been invited to play 'tag you're it' hope you will have time to play.
    The rules are: Mention six quirky, yet boring, unspectacular details about yourself. Tag six other bloggers by linking to them. Go to each person’s blog and leave a comment that lets them know they’ve been tagged. If you participate, let the person know who tagged you you’ve posted your quirks!

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