With the shelf up, all that was left on my “short list” of laundry room improvements was to somehow hide that cord ugliness.
I figured a no-sew curtain just might do the trick!
These are my curtain supplies. I found them all at JoAnn’s and HomeDepot and spent less than $25 on the makeover. Plus, I didn’t need a sewing machine to tackle this “curtain” which made the supplies worth every penny.
This package cost me like $4 and did the job perfectly. With a little measuring and a hot iron, you can make a finished edge in no time! (This is very similar to the way Casey hemmed her long Ikea curtains in this post)
I screwed this into the bottom of the cabinet (sadly, I couldn’t find a silver alternative… so for now, gold it is).
I slid the old rod through the hooks and was left with my soon-to-be curtain rod.
I liked that it just barely peeked out from the front of the cabinets.
I added the JoAnn clips & got to work on the curtains. I’ll let the pictures do the talking. My only advice: Follow the directions and make sure you have a hot iron.
About a half hour and some tedious measuring later, I was so excited to put this curtain up and give those ugly cords some serious PRIVACY!
The space isn’t perfect, but it’s making some progress. The Ikea shelf offers some extra storage and gives us more space on top of the machines to fold. The cords are now hidden and the crooked electrical outlet is out of sight out of mind… thank goodness.
I still dislike the orange cabinets (a lot), but I’m glad that they’re there for storage. Once spring comes and they get a little DIY Playbook makeover, I’m sure I will appreciate the function (& look) much more. Until then, the mini update is gonna have to do…