Nagging projects day.Thursday, April 03, 2014
Ever have something in your house where you're like, ok, one of these days I'm going to change/fix/get rid of/replace that? And you see it every day and you think, ok, soon, it's gotta go? And then one day you've just had it, can't take seeing it anymore so you just go at it?
Yeah, that was today.
A while back I bought a floor lamp at Ikea mainly because of its price and for its functionality. It wasn't expensive, wasn't a look I would normally go for, but it was to serve a purpose -- light. A place holder lamp until I can get something that I really like. Somehow this little inexpensive floor lamp has survived four moves with us in the last three years. Pretty amazing considering the shade is paper.
We've got a few electrical outlets over by where it's placed in the living room and for one reason or another, the lamp keeps getting plugged into different spots. The cord is therefore all over the floor and to me, a nagging eyesore. I am all about neat, tidy, out of sight minimalism; the only way I can think clearly is if I don't see a big mess. Very visual person, I am.
So I saw this idea on Pinterest and thought, ok, if I have to look at a cord all the time, why not wrap it up. Pretty clever idea, whoever thought of it. I weighed all sorts of options but went with twine. So a little hot glue and a while sitting on the floor wrapping and voila, less of an eyesore! Now it won't bother me as much. Though now I need to figure out how to replace that shade....