How to Hide Messy Cords With Pegboard

My home office is important to me. I work in there nearly every day as a blogger. But, the cords under my desk were definitely very organized, and as an organizing blogger that bothered me! I came up with a clever solution to hide them, but make them totally accessible and organized.
For more details on how I did it, go to the link at the bottom of the post.
Hidden cord storage
BEFORE: messy cords under the desk
After: cords hidden and organized!
Using pegboard not only meant I could hide the cords, but I could us it to organize more of my things!
Pegboard is inexpensive and easy to cut and use for multiple projects.
I added an ombre effect using three shades of spray paint.
The other tools needed to make this hidden organization.
Strap the power strip to the back of the pegboard. Labeled all the cords. This is the key to helping to access the cords -- see blog post URL for more details.
Click the link below to see the finished product and more instructions.

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Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!


Have a question about this project?

3 questions
  • Zelda
    on Sep 25, 2016

    Quick question... How did you get the cords through the peg board - the cords with an end that would not fit through the pegboard hole?

    • Janet
      on Apr 19, 2017

      The cords are hidden BEHIND the pegboard.
    • Micki
      on Jan 3, 2019

      she didnt answer your question....I would like to know that too

    • Jay Sharon Kettlewell
      on Jan 9, 2019

      She didn't put them through the peg board. Go back and view the full tutorial. It's kind of brilliant, other than climbing under the table to get to the scissors and stuff

    • Voni Weingart
      on Oct 1, 2019

      Actually she did answer

      The pegboard is simply something to attach the power strips, etc. to. So the pegboard is a cover.

  • Kerry Trout
    on Apr 19, 2017

    I'm not sure I understand the location. From the picture it looks like I have to crawl under the desk to reach for my scissors and tape. ??
    • DJ
      on May 14, 2019

      She created this primarily as a camouflage for cords with the extra advantage of dual duty. I’m nearly 70 and would have no trouble reaching the items as long as i don’t regain belly weight

    • Carolyn
      on Oct 8, 2019

      I was thinking the same thing! Not very practical.

  • Christina Fowler Clement
    on Jan 2, 2019

    How can i share this?

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  • Im832600209
    on Jul 3, 2018

    I'm working on this same problem. My kitchen desk looks messy. My outlets are above the desk so I'll be doing this on top of the desk instead. Thank You for the idea! I think it will look great.

  • Mary Baker
    on Oct 15, 2019

    When I click on the site it show everything Organizer ideal but the actual peg board and bring me right back to this page have peg board but not sure how to do this where I can use it

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