How to Hide Laundry Hookups With Cork Board

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Are those unsightly laundry hookups ruining your "enjoyment" of doing the [never-ending] chore of doing laundry? Are you tired of staring at those often lint-covered plugs and knobs? Cover them with a fabric-covered cork board for pinning everyday notes, reminders and the occasional missing sock.
Measure the area behind the laundry machines, assuming they are side-by-side. Cut the plywood to size and cover with adhesive cork board tiles. DIY Tip: Ask the friendly folks in the orange or blue vests to cut your board to size if you don't want to deal with it at home!
Lay fabric with print side down and place board - with cork tiles facing down - on top of it. Cut off excess fabric, giving yourself enough to comfortably wrap around to back of board. If desired, add a second coordinating fabric to add some interest. Adhere to the board in the same manner.
Once stapled, insert a hook into the board, in the top corner on both sides. You will also insert a hook into the bottom of the overhead cabinets. Stop by the blog to see how we did this and hung the board.
For other easy DIY fabric projects, learn how I quickly recovered some garage sale stools and added a padded back where one did not exist.
Suggested materials:
  • Lightweight plywood   (Hardware store)
  • Adhesive cork board tiles   (Amazon)
  • Fabric   (
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  • Renee Renee on Aug 22, 2016
    So easy and removeable if you want to change the fabric or take it down. I have used a similar idea to cover up a wall outlet and all the dangling cords. ( just need to be sure it doesn't touch and has good air circulation for fire prevention) Very nice solution for the laundry room ! I am going to do that too.
  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Aug 23, 2016
    Great idea!