Hiding a phone jack

by Pam
I have a phone jack on a kitchen wall. Any clever ways to hide it?
  13 answers
  • Kate Kate on Feb 03, 2015
    If you aren't using it, consider a kitchen-worthy print or metal design to hide it. I had the electric panel right smack on a major wall! A painting did the trick. Also, the thermostat was center-stage, so we put shelves up and put cookbooks on the shelves.
  • hang a picture (or cutting board?) in front of it! or if it's by a shelf/counter, a plant or canister set would be great to divert attention too :)
    • Marion Nesbitt Marion Nesbitt on Feb 05, 2015
      @Stephanie (Sandpaper & Glue) Hanging a pic is good. My daughter hid her thermostat in her hallway by using a wall hanging.
  • Shirley Kalinosky Shirley Kalinosky on Feb 04, 2015
    I have one also and it's right near a doorway about 5 1/2 ft up. I plan on painting a baker's rack in front of it and adding a plant.
  • The 2 Seasons The 2 Seasons on Feb 04, 2015
    If you are still using it, then hang a cute picture frame around it. If not, then maybe hang a towel bar above it and hang cute dish towels so that they will cover the jack. Or what about putting a small chalk board to lean back against it. Put your grocery list on the chalk board - in French - to cover it up!!!
  • Mary Cannon Mary Cannon on Feb 04, 2015
    I put a battery operated kitchen clock over the phone jack. It was very expensive and looks great, plus I needed a clock in the kitchen.
  • Reno Girl Reno Girl on Feb 04, 2015
    If it is possible you can use a planter with a fern. I have mine at the end of the counter. My phone is next to the planter. The pot is a ten inch pot the same colour as the accent colours in my kitchen. Hope this works for you!!
  • Doreen Colman Doreen Colman on Feb 04, 2015
    Mine is hidden under this small Rooster plaque next to the door frame. I actually found this plaque at my local Goodwill and knew instantly what I was going to do with it!
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  • Barb Burnham Barb Burnham on Feb 04, 2015
    Phone Jacks are passe. I pulled all of mine out, cut the wires (no power is to them), pushed them into the wall and patched the walls with regular wall patch/painted. EZ-PZ
  • Michele Cutaneo Carlino Michele Cutaneo Carlino on Feb 04, 2015
    Mine is next to the alarm system, I put a basket over both of them.(it also kept little hands from pushing the alarm buttons)
  • Deb Owens Deb Owens on Feb 04, 2015
    I have set a wal shelf over mine and it sure did improver that eye sore of the phone jack. In my previous home I used an art canvas print and covered one there.
  • V Valencia V Valencia on Feb 05, 2015
    I have an old intercom system in my house. Each of the bedrooms have a component on a wall. In my daughter's room, I covered it with a canvas. The indention fit over the component perfectly. On the canvas, I made a collage of pictures and words that were meaningful to my daughter as part of a gallery wall of pictures.
  • Nola Baker-Ramirez Nola Baker-Ramirez on Feb 06, 2015
    All great ideas and I have used many. What I'd really like to know is how to convert them into electrical outlets!! My house was built in the early 50's. Seems people liked to talk more than vacuum, bake, or see to read!
    • Ken Erickson Ken Erickson on Dec 05, 2020

      The phone jack box is the same size as the electrical box. However you will need to run a new wire. 14AWG for 15 amp and 12AWG for 20 amp circuits.

  • Ken Erickson Ken Erickson on Dec 05, 2020

    Hang a picture over it.