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

  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 !

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

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

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

  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.

  7. baskets are beautiful....
    Kisses Barbara

  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

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

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

  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!!!

  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.


  13. Anonymous8/29/2008

    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

  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.

  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.

  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!

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

  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 :-)

  19. Anonymous8/29/2008

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

  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?

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

  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.

  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.


  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.

  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.

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

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


  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

  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!